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FAQ: Teaching dance in a public school

February 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

I’m contacted from time to time about dancers who are interested in teaching in the public schools, wondering how to do it and how I started. Here’s an answer to one such inquiry, with hopes that it might help others who are wondering… Inquiry from a dancer, after visiting my classroom: I was unaware that […]

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First week of school: managing dancers

September 7th, 2008 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Whew!  and this was only a three-day week. We started Wednesday, and by Friday, we’d covered enough logistics (fire drills, emergency drills, shoe drills, bandaid, bathroom, and tissue drills) to dance!  What a relief. 5th graders — “The Hustle” went over big, providing a quick application for concepts — self and general space and direction […]

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