Seminars, Blogs, Videos

One of the best ways to learn and grow is to see what other people are doing! Attend seminars, read blogs, and watch videos to see teaching from the perspective of other teachers. Even if you just get ideas for a new costume design, the effort will be worth it!

New Ideas

Keep your students excited and interested by constantly doing new things. If every class feels the same, dance might start to feel more like work than like fun. Change up your class structure every once in a while to keep them on their toes.

Revisit Old Ideas

A great way to see how your improving is to look back on things you have done previously. Like artists that redraw old pictures to see how they have changed, you can re-choreograph old numbers or redesign old lesson plans to see how your teaching style has changed and grown.

Try a Different Tempo

It can be easy to get caught up in songs with the same tempo. Step back and count how many times you have used the tempo you are currently working with, and if it’s a lot more than you expected, try a different meter!

Shake Things Up

If you’re practicing steps in the same order every class, surprise your students one day by doing the steps in a different order. It will encourage them to move differently and make them work harder to anticipate moves if those moves are changing. It’s a fun challenge!

Practice Positivity

One of the biggest parts of being a teacher is interacting with students, so one of the most important things to always be working on is how you grow relationships with your students and set healthy boundaries. Add a little confetti to your words! 

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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.