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25 May 2015

BUILDING YOUR ADOLESCENT CHOREOGRAPHY CURRICULUM

BUILDING YOUR ADOLESCENT CHOREOGRAPHY CURRICULUM
There has always been much emphasis placed on creative movement within K-12 dance education and studio training.  However, the concept of integrating formal, more sophisticated improvisation and choreography-composition classes within the private studio sector, has often been overlooked. It is important to mention the growing trend of technically-trained adolescent dancers who are finding choreography as their true calling and are often not experiencing these courses until they reach higher education dance programs. What is even more interesting is that the works of some of these young dance-makers are the most refreshing, thought-provoking and promising works I have seen throughout my time as a choreography teacher..........
Author: Jess Rizzo
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18 May 2015

MOVING ON: WAYS TO AMICABLY SEPARATE FROM YOUR DANCE STUDIO

MOVING ON: WAYS TO AMICABLY SEPARATE FROM YOUR DANCE STUDIO
   Teachers, we have all been in the position where we have taught for dance studios that started off as a wonderful experience; where we have invested a number of years only to discover that at a certain point, it’s time to move on. If you are lucky enough to find that dance studio where your teaching philosophy, creative ideas and overall mindset gel with the owner’s and grow together for years on end, then that is ideal. However, dance teachers are evolving artists and human beings where your professional and personal needs change as well. Sometimes you either feel like you’ve done everything you can do there or are in need of a new challenge, environment and goals in which to reinvent yourself and progress as a teacher.........
Author: Jess Rizzo
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13 May 2015

ULTIMATE LEADERSHIP FOR THE DANCE PROFESSIONAL

ULTIMATE LEADERSHIP FOR THE DANCE PROFESSIONAL

Ask yourself this......."Are you an ultimate leader?"

 Join us Monday, August 3rd, 2015 for a special, Pre-Conference workshop at this year's Dance Teacher Web Live Conference & Expo & gain the tools & skills to achieve this important goal.

Whether you're a Studio Owner or a Dance Teacher, effective leadership skills are the all-important glue that holds your entire operation together. Many are leaders without knowing how to lead. Few know how to make the energy and skill of leading work so that people and situations follow them in a positive and successful way............

Author: Jess Rizzo
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11 May 2015

THE DANCE TEACHER SELF EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE

THE DANCE TEACHER SELF EVALUATION QUESTIONNAIRE
At the end of the year or semester it is typical that we assess our student's progress , we look at how much they have learnt over the past year and  we see if they are ready to move on to the next level. It is also a great time to assess our own progress and really take a good look at ourselves and what we have been able to accomplish with our students. Every year has a different set of challenges and it is always interesting to look back and see what really worked well and what needs some tweaking as far as our teaching skills go.
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11 May 2015

DANCE STUDIO OWNERS: NOW IS THE TIME TO RECONNECT WITH ALL OF YOUR CUSTOMERS

DANCE STUDIO OWNERS: NOW IS THE TIME TO RECONNECT WITH ALL OF YOUR CUSTOMERS
For many of us studio owners this is the time of year when we need to be planning ahead to our next year by finding ways to not only retain and re-energize the customers that we currently have but also to re-activate the ones that have left us. Each year there are some students that decide to move on, usually it is for a variety of reasons. They may be going through that period where they feel they are missing out on something because of their time at your studio. Perhaps they have decided that they want to try a sport or cheerleading, it doesn't really matter what the reason is it is just a natural occurrence when you are dealing with children. However, just because they leave you one year doesn't necessarily mean that they will not come back.
Author: Steve Sirico
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