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13 Oct 2014

Author: Jess Rizzo
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13 Oct 2014

THE TASK OF CHOOSING MUSIC FOR CHOREOGRAPHY!

THE TASK OF CHOOSING MUSIC FOR CHOREOGRAPHY!
The task of music selection year after year can be a daunting one, especially for those of us teaching multiple classes. We aim to be creative, fresh, innovative and contemporary, but the truth is, many struggle to deliver original and age appropriate content that is both family friendly and not overdone. So, how do we attempt to include all of the above and still find something that inspires us as artists as well? The trick is to do your research ahead of time. Heading to ITunes at the last minute right before you need to set a piece rarely works well, but actually listening to music you enjoy regularly and giving yourself time will allow you the opportunity to create a library of songs you can keep in storage for the perfect group as an when the need arises! Having an arsenal of ideas will always put you ahead of the game and make for infinite options vs. settling on something your creative spirit is not really in tune with.
Author: Jess Rizzo
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8 Oct 2014

IS IT THE STUDENT OR THE PARENT? PROBLEM SOLVING FOR DANCE TEACHERS

IS IT THE STUDENT OR THE PARENT? PROBLEM SOLVING FOR DANCE TEACHERS
I have written many articles for Dance Teachers about issues with unruly students and how to get them over the hump and in line with the class structure. Students who are problems from a behavioral point can disrupt your entire class, ruin your flow and destroy your class karma. The key is to find out what’s causing the situation and then deal directly with the problem at hand... By Steve Sirico
Author: DTW Admin
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7 Oct 2014

DANCE STUDIO OWNERS: GIVE INSPIRATION AND WATCH YOUR STUDIO SOAR!

DANCE STUDIO OWNERS: GIVE INSPIRATION AND WATCH YOUR STUDIO SOAR!
Dance Studio Owners have a tough job because not only do we have to motivate ourselves but we also have to motivate our staff, faculty, students and even parents to help everyone stay on the same page and to ultimately make our lives run smoother! It does take extra effort but definitely will pay off if you can find ways to keep everyone happy. Check out this great post on how to make today and everyday GREAT! By Angela D'Valda Sirico

Author: DTW Admin
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6 Oct 2014

DANCE ASSESSMENT READING REFERENCE LIST

DANCE ASSESSMENT READING REFERENCE LIST
     The inclusion of dance education in the public school has stimulated lengthy debate over how to: evaluate the arts; define and justify dance’s existence within an education system, and create meaningful experiences for students. With the 1997 inclusion of the arts as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), or The Nation’s Educational Report Card, major steps have been taken to formalize arts assessment and overcome traditional standardized testing protocol. Educators have had the difficult task of capturing, what is in essence, an intangible area of study; moving product, gone as quickly as it was created.
Author: Jess Rizzo
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