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URL :http://danceadvantage.net/blog/
Filed Under:Arts / Dance
Posts on Regator:651
Posts / Week:2.4
Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

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

Exploring Limitations With Your Students

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Heather's middle school dance students research limitations in dance by mapping phrases, making observations, and finally working within set limitations. Author information Heather Vaughan-Southard Heather Vaughan-Southard is a dance...Show More Summary

Captivate Your Recreational Dancers in 5 Steps

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance is a hobby for many students and they come for all sorts of reasons. If enrollment, attendance, and motivation are a problem in your recreational classes, guest, Jamie Benson offers some solutions. Author information Guest Contributors...Show More Summary

Sprains, Strains, and How To Deal…(Meet Your Feet, Part 3)

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The difference between a strain and a sprain; a ligament and a tendon. Take a closer look at injuries and how to cope throughout the recovery process. Author information Lauren Warnecke Lauren Warnecke is a dance writer and educator based in Chicago, IL, and is a contributing author at 4dancers.org, danceadvantage.net, and The Huffington Post. Show More Summary

Why You Should Jump, Play, And Roll On The Floor With Your Students

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Teaching dance is not a spectator sport! Do you dance with your students? Get up and down from the floor? Follow the rules you have set? Maria offers tips on why you should dance with your preschoolers and how to save energy doing it!...Show More Summary

Have a Dance-Less Summer and Dance Better

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Skip the summer intensives? Even though i goes against the grain, a dance-less summer is what The Dance Training Project's, Monika, encourages for dancers who wish to gain full body strength, prevent injuries, and improve dance technique. Show More Summary

Is It Impossible to Balance Dance Training and a Desire to Run?

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

College student, Alissa Anderson has motivation to try running even though traditionally dancers have shied away from this activity. So she turns to a few expert references and draws her own conclusions. Are you a dancer and a runner...Show More Summary

Add Internet Crowdsourcing to the Choreographer’s Toolbox

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Crowdsourced Ballet? Diablo Ballet is creating The Web Ballet from suggestions submitted on Twitter. Choreographer, Robert Dekkers talks to Dance Advantage about the project and his development as a choreographer. Author informationShow More Summary

What’s To Love About Dance Competition Drama?

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

All dance studios have drama but the heightened intensity of competition can create difficult moments for studio owners. There are silver linings for your business, though, when you use these moments to grow, strengthen, and make changes. Show More Summary

Happy Slips: Using Competition to Internalize Good Habits?

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Heather had mixed feelings about the "Happy Slips" reward system she established in her elementary school dance program, however, a small change that has kids "competing" for slips seems to encourage more personal responsibility in her classes. Show More Summary

Meet Your Feet, Part 2

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Did you know there are 4 arches of the foot? Are you aware that improper alignment of the foot can lead to two of the most common dance injuries? Lauren discusses the middle of the foot and suggests exercises to build strength in the feet. Show More Summary

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of “I Have A Dream” Through Dance

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Choreographers are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary speech, “I Have A Dream” in 2013. Learn about the upcoming events from contributor, Roger Lee in his annual Black History Month post. Author...Show More Summary

Congratulations Top Dance Blogs of 2013!

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

You voted and ranked the Top 20 Dance Blogs of 2013, and chose your favorites in each category. Nearly 3000 votes were counted. See who won and congratulate all the participants. Author information Nichelle (admin) Founder/Editor atShow More Summary

Dance Bloggers Share Their Best Of

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Nine dance bloggers share over 40 posts on a variety of subjects. Though very different, what these articles have in common is their position among the 'top 5', as chosen by the bloggers themselves. Author information Nichelle (admin)...Show More Summary

Making The Case For Barefoot Preschool Dance

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Tie my shoes! My Feet Hurt! Sound Familiar? Maria makes a case for why teachers should toss the dance shoes aside and ask preschoolers to dance barefoot. Author information Maria Hanley Blakemore A passionate advocate for early childhood dance education, Maria Hanley Blakemore teaches ages 18 months to 6 years, 6 days a week. Show More Summary

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