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24 Aug 2015

DANCE COMPANY AUDITION CHECKLIST

DANCE COMPANY AUDITION CHECKLIST

Most dancers in the studio setting strive to achieve the illustrious company status at some point in their training, if they are serious enough. How you determine who is ready to advance and who needs some more time "marinating" is an important decision based on a variety of factors that should be determined and discussed by you and your faculty through the audition process. Those factors should range from a whole host of things and should be objectively deconstructed. Below are a few of those important priorities and can be translated into tangible checklists in which you and your faculty may score during auditions per each auditionee. Subsequent meetings with each individual dancer and their parents should then be scheduled that week to explain your decision-making. This is the time where you can discuss where you see the dancer going forward and how you will help them achieve their goals. Checklists can be made simply to range from a score 1-5 per category/technique idiom with a column for "notes" for each dancer...........

Author: Jess Rizzo
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17 Aug 2015

THE GREAT DEBATE OVER ASSESSMENT IN DANCE EDUCATION

THE GREAT DEBATE OVER ASSESSMENT IN DANCE EDUCATION
Having just returned from this year's 2015 Dance Teacher Web Live Conference and successful class session on "Lesson Planning for Dance in the K-12," I’d like to contribute some more information regarding many of the attendees’ passionate questions on assessment in dance education;  which can also be adapted for use in the studio setting..............
Author: Jess Rizzo
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10 Aug 2015

IT'S A WRAP! DTW LIVE CONFERENCE & EXPO 2015!

IT'S A WRAP! DTW LIVE CONFERENCE & EXPO 2015!
Well, it's a wrap everyone! As another DTW LIVE Conference comes to a close, we would just like to take a second to reflect on what an incredible event we've just had; and it's because of you, our attendees. Our first year on the east coast was a definite success, which is only measured by the feedback and responses we've gotten from you. The enthusiasm, zest for learning and passion for what you do was in full throttle...........
Author: Jess Rizzo
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5 Aug 2015

DTW LIVE 2015-DAY 3 DAILY RECAP!

DTW LIVE 2015-DAY 3 DAILY RECAP!

Hello again everyone! We are so excited as another day of classes comes to a close here at Foxwoods! Today's festivities had people moving and grooving all over the place and we couldn't be happier to see our attendees enthusiasm and zest for learning continue. We also witnessed a lot of networking and collaborating going on and that's what we aim for; for you to make connections in every capacity!.......

Author: Jess Rizzo
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4 Aug 2015

DTW LIVE 2015-DAILY ROUND UP!

DTW LIVE 2015-DAILY ROUND UP!

So??? How was everyone's first full day of classes?! From the looks of things and energy that was buzzing around the hallways, I think we're off to a great start! We love to see attendees full of excitement and ready to learn and we certainly hope we delivered! This is your time and it's our goal this week to inspire and give you some new ideas and tools to bring back to your own students!

In case you missed a few things today, we're here to keep you in the conference loop!

Author: Jess Rizzo
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