|Posted by [email protected] on March 19, 2021 at 2:35 PM||comments (37)|
VIRTUAL DIGITAL SHOWS
Make yourself standout!
Covid -19 has made us all look for other ways to share our talents. Have to admit I am not a technician and this stuff scares the daylights out of me. I was using Zoom etc. when nobody had heard of it to keep in touch with my students far and wide. I now have a lot to learn. I envy those you have come to terms with the situation. I only ever used it for coaching. I remember my my first class on ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on December 9, 2020 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
"IDEAL" Weight, Myth NOT Fact!
The number on the scale has nothing to do with dancing. Striving for unrealistic low weight while dancing which builds muscle is unrealistic. Not going to happen. The more you attempt to have low weight will only deter your love for dance. When you engage in strength training activities like dance, your weight will naturally be a little higher. It is impossible to build strength while dancing. Muscle weighs more than fat. The number on the scale has nothin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on November 27, 2020 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
DANCE WITHOUT STRESS
The missing ingredient in most dancer's optimal performance is the lack of rest. As many dancers know, repetitive strain on muscles can lead to minor tears in the muscle tissue. If the body does not get a chance to heal, an overuse injury can occur. Rest gives muscles a chance to repair themselves. Most dancers but most dancers do not allow for this in their schedules.
Active relaxation is the tool all dancers need to recover both physically and mentally. Find...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on November 13, 2020 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
FACE THE MUSIC
As s instructors we have to help students to hear, understand and show the music when dancing. What does that all mean? Not all dancers are musically inclined. Some dancers even have trouble keeping or even hearing the beat. They need basic training in the music. Most of us did not grow up with an education in Arabic music and dance so we all have to learn. Without a basic understanding of the music those dancers will never understand the what and why of their dancing. Bu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 28, 2020 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
DANCERS: They spend their whole life aiming for perfection. Now, there is no problem with aiming for perfection as it keeps your ideals at a high standard. Will you ever reach that goal? NO! But, it gives you pwer to be be better all the time.
We all want to have, perfect feet, the perfect body etc. But dance like life is a questionable thing. We fully desire to conquer space and time. We want our dance to be perfect. We are humans...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
USING COACHING TO IMPROVE YOUR DANCE
Some dancers seem to stand out beyond the others. They have it all. They have mastered what is needed to be a great dancer. What is this? How do you get it? No, it does not happen overnight. It is hard work. Getting someone to coach you is so very important. You need someone to guide you. A general studio teacher can give you a head start but is not necessarily the one who can make your rise to the top. Find a dance coach to help ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on September 24, 2020 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR DANCE
Here it is autumn again! A new season for your dance classes. Here are 6 ways to improve your dance as you get back into the studio, be it in person or online. These are corrections teachers give the most, or should be. They are basic things. Set realistic goals and fix them. Make your dance come alive not matter the level of dancer you are. These seven things will at least get you off on the right foot.
1. USE YOUR EYES: Do not get stuck in the mirror. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2020 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
BECOME MUSICAL & GET RHYTHM
This piece is written to help the average dancer at any level understand the use of rhythm and musicality in the dance. Today more than before most dancers learn choreography. But you have to be able to make it yours. You are not a puppet on a string. If you are lucky enough to be able to work with musicians or even work in a club doing long solo shows then you might be doing improvisation. Either way you need this information.
RHYTHM: ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected]t on August 27, 2020 at 6:55 PM||comments (0)|
Consistency In Thinking
The last area to consider is consistency in thinking. Turning pesky negative thoughts into positive ones only takes a bit of practice. As the teacher, it’s your responsibility to create a positive environment for your students where they don’t feel belittled for their mistakes, but encouraged to learn from them. Remind your students that there is always opportunity to improve and refine their ballet technique and that learning ballet is an ongoing pro...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on August 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
CONSISTENCY IN ADULT LEARNING
Consistency is key for building knowledge and improvement in any activity you undertake. All adult students, and we are all students of something, across all aspects of classes. This will set them apart and put them on a success path. In this article I am referring to dance or movement classes but can be used for anything you are interested in.
ATTENDANCE: - Attendance is the most obvious way that consistency will make a diff...Read Full Post »