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Category: Dance Teacher Tips
Teaching Rhythm in Dance: Ideas and Exercises

Teaching Rhythm in Dance: Ideas and Exercises

Growing up, I trained in all styles of dance and played a musical instrument, the piano. I could easily and proficiently count music, read music, and identify an upbeat or ...

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Being A Dance Teacher: 8 Tips for Strong Student Relationships

Being A Dance Teacher: 8 Tips for Strong Student Relationships

Connecting with students is imperative to the lasting success and legacy of your business. You have an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and inspire their ...

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Dance Parents: 8 Tips for Managing Parents at Your Studio

Dance Parents: 8 Tips for Managing Parents at Your Studio

Every studio, at some point, has to manage difficult situations involving dance parents. The Dance Exec’s Studio has been in that position numerous times, and parent management is ...

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Holiday Music! Song Lists and Playlists for the Season

Holiday Music! Song Lists and Playlists for the Season

With the Thanksgiving holidays coming to a close, the holiday countdown is ON! Here are some fun, culturally diverse holiday music tunes to incorporate into your classes for the ...

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Dance Lyrics: Be Sure to Listen to Your Song Choices!

Dance Lyrics: Be Sure to Listen to Your Song Choices!

How many times have you wondered, "What did that song just say?" or  “What does this song really mean?" If you are unsure about the meaning of dance lyrics or the content of a ...

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Dancer Burnout: How to Get Students Through the Season

Dancer Burnout: How to Get Students Through the Season

It's the middle of the season. Are routines are looking fine but feeling tired? Are dancers going through the motions but also holding back? Have you heard more complaining than ...

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Dance Studio Ideas and More: The Official TutuTix E-Book

Dance Studio Ideas and More: The Official TutuTix E-Book

Running a dance studio is not a walk in the park. It takes time, it takes money, it takes passion, and it takes love. Here at TutuTix, our mission is to help dance studio owners ...

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Teaching Tips: Know Your Classroom Audience

Teaching Tips: Know Your Classroom Audience

Need a few teaching tips? As dance educators, it is important to read your classroom audience. Before you dig into class, take a minute to assess how the students are behaving ...

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The Dance Progress Report: How to Share Progress

The Dance Progress Report: How to Share Progress

More often than not, students have a good sense of how they’re doing in a class, and direct feedback from teachers can help guide their way. But, it’s often their parents who come ...

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Dance Teacher Body Language in the Classroom

Dance Teacher Body Language in the Classroom

In The Little Mermaid, Ursula tells Ariel "don't underestimate the importance of body language." The line is true in real life, and it's important to pay attention to dance ...

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Expressing Yourself Through Choreography

Expressing Yourself Through Choreography

Dance is a medium for expressing yourself, and as a teacher you have the freedom to push your creativity to the limit through choreography. There’s two sides to choreographing ...

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Do Your Teachers Need Dance Certification?

Do Your Teachers Need Dance Certification?

As the dance industry continues to grow, having certified teachers holds a multitude of benefits to give your studio a leg up on the competition.

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Helping Students Apply Dance Critique

Helping Students Apply Dance Critique

Dance instructors must provide constructive feedback to help their students excel. 

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Dance Workshop Ideas: How to Host A Successful Workshop

Dance Workshop Ideas: How to Host A Successful Workshop

Hosting workshops is a great way to keep your students in touch with their dance skills (plus it means some income even in the down time of the summer months). The theme or focus ...

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Tap Dance Music: Great Music Selections for Tap Dance Class

Tap Dance Music: Great Music Selections for Tap Dance Class

Tap routines can match a number of musical genres. 

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