There are so many people who have never put their foot into a dance class. So their perception of the dance teacher can be what they see on TV. What do you think they believe a dance teacher is like in class? Can you think of any movies or TV shows that represent a danceContinue reading “Using ‘Fear’ as a Teaching Method”
“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” B.B. King Perhaps this is common practice, but I know since I was young I have always studied my teachers. I mean every single teacher/instructor/coach/trainer I’ve ever had. Mostly school teachers, probably because you have SO many! If anyone who hasContinue reading “I want to be a GREAT teacher…..but how can I learn from the best?”
Dear Dance Teacher, Now, I’m warning you in advance… I’m about to give you a compliment. Are you ready? Yeah? No…….. no don’t worry. Hang on, Yep I’m going to say it now…. Yes, like RIGHT now. Are you actually ready this time? OK. Here it goes: ‘You are a Superhero.’ What??? What do youContinue reading “‘I need a Hero’ – The Superpowers of the Dance Teacher”
Oh, The age-old tale of perfectionism. Dance teachers have used the phrase “practice makes perfect” for eternity. In many discussions I’ve had with dance teachers over the years, there’s been huge conflict about this phrase. Some believe the word is disgraceful, and others think that there is nothing wrong with striving to be ‘perfect’. Well,Continue reading “Perfection…A Dirty Word…”
I had no intention of writing an ‘opening statement’ but I guess who am I to ask you to read my posts when I am not a ‘someone’. Well, in truth, I’m writing this because I am not a ‘someone’. And by that I mean I’m not famous, well renowned, outstanding in my field orContinue reading “The Who, The What and the Why”
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