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Filed Under:Arts / Dance
Posts on Regator:666
Posts / Week:2.4
Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

7 Pointers for Your First Partnering Experiences

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Elizabeth Sullivan of The Dancer's Toolkit prepares you for summer intensives and what may be your first partnering experience with great tips including how to communicate effectively with your partner and how to ask questions of your teachers. Show More Summary

Revamp and Revise Using Evaluation Results

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Heather offers questions and considerations to ponder as you look back at your dance program and curriculum and as you look forward to improving it and making a difference in the lives of your students next year. Author information Heather...Show More Summary

“Swan Lake Mariinsky Live” Varies the Viewer’s Vantage Point

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Classical dance and video technology teamed up when Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s 1895 masterpiece, Swan Lake was danced at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, and then aired in movie theaters across the US (in 2D or RealD™ 3D) for a compelling performance which audience members could enjoy from all angles. Show More Summary

Dance Instructors and Injury Management: Leave it to the Pros

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Diagnosis of injury is for health professionals. When your student is hurt, Lauren teaches you how to offer recommendations instead of giving medical advice and help your student through the injury process. Author information LaurenShow More Summary

10 Healthy Snacks for the Busy Dancer

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

A dancer can't get much busier than during Spring performance time. Health and nutrition coach, Kathi Martuza shares a few of her favorite healthy and portable snacks. Easy to prep and delicious too! Author information Guest Contributors...Show More Summary

Non-Performance Dance Careers: More Alternatives

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Our look at alternative dance careers continues and features a young tutu maker who accepts commissioned ballet costume design and creation, and an emerging dance writer and critic. Author information Alissa Anderson Alissa Anderson is a lifelong resident of Jamestown, New York. Show More Summary

How to Find, Hire, and Train The Ideal Office Staff For Your Dance Studio

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

When your office runs smoothly, your dance studio is poised for success and growth. But because demands on your time and attention are already intense, it is key to hire staff who are effective and efficient. Suzanne Gerety's tips help you find and hire the ideal office staff so you can focus on what you do best. Show More Summary

Measuring Success: Data Driven Dance

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance educator, Heather Vaughn Southard, encourages tests that go beyond pencil, paper, and even presentation as she outlines ways to assess program philosophy, performance goals, teaching methods, class achievement, and individual student growth. Show More Summary

How To Help Young Dancers Look and Feel Confident By Recital Time

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dancers need repetition and consistency to perform recital dances without help from onstage or off. These steps from guest, Janet Jerger will help you prepare your youngest students to space themselves and dance without you. Author information...Show More Summary

What To Do When Your Teachers Don’t Agree

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

When two teachers' methods conflict, what's a ballet student to do? Angeline gives some advice on how to deal and explains why this sometimes happens. She also makes 5 key statements that are universal for anyone learning a skill. Author information Angeline Lucas Angeline Lucas is a freelance dance writer, teacher and lecturer based in England. Show More Summary

Teaching Dance Freelance – Do You Have An Umbrella?

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Maria shares how she's made her way as a freelance dance teacher in New York City, providing tips for how to do the same. Her story encourages you to find your niche and build an umbrella, or brand, to create a place and set of guidelines you consider "home". Show More Summary

What Makes a Dance Career “Alternative”?

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Alissa, Dance Advantage intern and correspondent, explores the definition of "alternative" careers in dance and speaks with two students combining their passions in pursuit of such a path. The first is Chelsie, a Dance/Movement Therapy student at Columbia College and Claire, a member of The University of Utah's Screendance Certificate Program. Show More Summary

An Old Guy Does Ballet

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

After taking ballet for the first time, 50+ partner dancer, Andrew has observations to share about recognizing serious dancers, the importance of ballet, pas de deux, and being ready to adapt. Author information Guest Contributors Dance...Show More Summary

Let’s Talk Arts Integration: Defining What You Do

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Have you ever danced about the water cycle? Did you learn anything about dance? If not, then your science education was enhanced by dance not integrated with it. Heather gives examples of how dance might be integrated with other subjects and some tips on collaborating with another teacher. Show More Summary

Four Things I Learned from Teaching Littles

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Lauren went from teaching young dancers ballet to teaching college students how to exercise. Surprisingly, teaching the "pampers" crowd was great preparation. Here are four things she learned that have helped make interactions with her university students successful. Show More Summary

Ten Tips for Adult Newbies Who Aren’t New to Ballet

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Adult ballet dancers, newbies or not, enter a whole new world when they begin taking classes. There's a lot more to learn than movements. Here are 10 takeaways from an adult beginner who has been where you are. Author information Guest...Show More Summary

I’ve Been Blogging For 5 Years. No Joke!

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

After 5 years of blogging, Nichelle has learned a thing or two about blogging! She answers questions from you on growing a blog, advertising a blog, blogging with integrity, and more. And she does it ON CAMERA. We think you'll appreciate her candor. Show More Summary

Celebrate Birthdays With Creative Dance

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Maria had a birthday this month so her gift to you is to share her ideas and tips for leading fun, creative dance birthday parties. If your young students want to share creative dance with their friends, this is a fantastic way to use...Show More Summary

Tap Dancing on Vinyl (Marley) Flooring Has Risks

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Tap dancing on marley (or vinyl) flooring not only limits movement and sound, but can be hazardous for your dancers. Find out the how and why from Tapography columnist, Tristan Bruns as he enlists feedback and opinion from an acoustics professional and a physical therapist. Show More Summary

Managing the Middle School “Shut Down”

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance educator, Heather Vaughan-Southard uses exploration, choice, and personal responsibility to get beyond the walls her middle school students sometimes throw up. If you've experienced the emotional and academic 'shut down' typical of this age group, her findings will interest you. Show More Summary

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