Tag: dance teachers

DanceTeacher+ Is Now Live!

Dear Dance Colleagues, DanceTeacher+ is now live—and you’re invited to join us! Whether you’re a dance teacher or a studio owner, you know that investing in your own professional development is key to inspiring and advancing the next generation of dancers, leaders and thinkers. With DanceTeacher+—our all-new informative and impactful digital platform—you’ll receive access to a […]

10 Commandments of a Ballet Dad

Having survived two consecutive decades as a dedicated ballet dad, I’ve collected some tidbits of wisdom over the years. With apologies to David Letterman, I’ve loosely organized these pearls of wisdom into roughly 10 simple—and not so simple—rules and guidelines of being a black-belt ballet dad. Some are obvious. Some are challenging. Others can be […]

The Loss of a Legend: Remembering Marcia Dale Weary

“At every possible opportunity, I hope to instill in children a love for the arts and for classical music,” said Marcia Dale Weary, beloved teacher and founder of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. “Along with that, I hope to help them develop self-discipline, generosity and the ability to focus.” Weary passed away at the age of […]

7 Excuses Your Dance Teacher Is Tired Of Hearing

Dance teachers have to deal with a lot. While open communication with your teacher is obviously key, lame excuses for less-than-great behavior are guaranteed to get on her nerves. Always avoid these seven excuses that will 100 percent get your dance teacher’s blood boiling. “That makes me look silly.” It’s okay to look less-than-perfect when […]

10 Corrections Your Dance Teacher Is Tired of Giving Over and Over

Getting corrections from our dance instructors is how we grow, and as students, it’s important that we do our best to apply every correction right away. But sometimes—whether it’s because we’re in physical pain, or have a lot on our minds, or are just not paying attention—those corrections don’t sink in. And from a teacher’s […]