3 Ways Instructors Can Encourage Creative Expression Within Dance

By Rebecca Swol   A common misconception in dance instruction is that since choreographed dance routines involve a group of dancers doing the same motions at the same time, they do not allow dancers to express their individual talents. Teaching whole-group choreography for the sake of team building and social

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Creating a Positive Dance Environment

By Rebecca Swol Our fall dance classes have just begun and we are welcoming many new students at all levels. Creating a positive dance experience is a priority for our program. A truly successful dance studio aspires to create an environment to make any dancer that walks through the doors achieve

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Dancers: How to Do a Clean Leap

By Cassandra Pagliaruli Although a dancer may think they're doing a perfect leap there are usually some corrections that can be made. They may need to straighten their back leg a little more, or their hips might not be squared off correctly. But a clean and beautiful leap is possible!

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Why You Need to Warm Up

By Chris Kuzia Every day students moan when I say “Let’s warm up!” Right away I hear, “Do we have to?”, “Can’t we just go straight to working on our dances?” or “I don’t need to warm up, I’m okay.” What they fail to understand is that warming up is

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