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Category: Dance Teacher Tips
Stretching Pitfall #1: “Lack of Time”

Stretching Pitfall #1: “Lack of Time”

A pitfall is a hidden or unexpected challenge! And here’s the thing…we all run into them from time to time. But when you find yourself falling into stretch pitfalls, you need to ...

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Five Stretches For Hip Flexors and Front Splits

Five Stretches For Hip Flexors and Front Splits

Front Splits are a milestone for dancers and a foundation for success. The ability to do the front splits is a measure of flexibility and translates to achieving technical aspects ...

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3 Ways to Address Bullying

3 Ways to Address Bullying

In my experience coaching dance studio owners, the word bullying can paralyze even the most experienced entrepreneur. It’s a word that means there is a serious cause for concern, ...

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Stretch Guide by mUvmethod

Stretch Guide by mUvmethod

Looking for a systemized approach to stretching? One that saves you time and actually works? One that is balanced and effective? One that safely improves flexibility, mobility, ...

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Are Your Dancers Risking Injury?

Are Your Dancers Risking Injury?

Muscular imbalances and postural deviations are SO common in the dance world. Why? Dance involves a lot of repetitive movement with an emphasis on certain muscular groups, i.e. ...

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Dance Teachers: Three Quick, Last Minute Convention Supplies

Dance Teachers: Three Quick, Last Minute Convention Supplies

We go to great lengths to be as prepared and organized as possible at every single event, but there are a few items we ALWAYS forget for conventions. As you're packing up, make ...

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Should I Step Back From Teaching to Focus on Studio Business?

Should I Step Back From Teaching to Focus on Studio Business?

Should I step back from teaching to focus on studio business? There are only 2 questions you need to answer to make this decision. I meet a lot of studio owners in my travels, ...

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Kindness at Competition Starts with Your Dance Team

Kindness at Competition Starts with Your Dance Team

Bullying seems so senseless and unnecessary. And yet, it still occurs in seemingly all environments. It happens at school, extracurricular activities, via social media, and, yes, ...

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Partner Stretches and Exercises for Dance Classes

Partner Stretches and Exercises for Dance Classes

Check out these wonderful classroom partner stretches and stretching exercises from Magical Kingdom of Dance! Our goal for February is to teach our students to build bridges ...

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Pre-Performance Dance Warm Up Exercises

Pre-Performance Dance Warm Up Exercises

Prior to competing or performing, dancers should understand the importance of fully warming up their bodies. We spend a lot of time discussing this with our dancers, and we ...

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Fun Ideas to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Younger Dancers

Fun Ideas to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Younger Dancers

The holiday season is underway! With Halloween behind us, check these great activities, songs, dances, and fun costume ideas to celebrate Thanksgiving at your studio! ...

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Alternating Sides in Your Across the Floor Exercises

Alternating Sides in Your Across the Floor Exercises

When going across the floor, it is important to practice the right and left iterations of skills. A few weeks ago in a jazz class, my students were reversing an across the ...

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Ballet Vocabulary: 3 Easy Lesson Plan Ideas

Ballet Vocabulary: 3 Easy Lesson Plan Ideas

We've gotten great feedback about our article on Ballet Vocabulary Terms for Beginners, and have put together some ideas for easy class activities that teachers can include in ...

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5 Things to Consider When Preparing Solo Dance Choreography

5 Things to Consider When Preparing Solo Dance Choreography

In competitive dance, performing a solo is a significant investment- it requires a lot of time and financial support for choreography, costuming, and private lessons. As teachers ...

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How to Promote Productive Dance Practice

How to Promote Productive Dance Practice

For studio dancers, input typically comes in the form of dance practice (rehearsals, solo lessons, cleaning sessions, technique, conditioning, etc.). Input = Output is an ...

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