Dance Classroom Management: Every Minute Matters

I appreciate the opportunity to share behavior management tips with a focus on Doug Lemov’s Teach Like A Champion for a few reasons. First, it gives me a sense of reward to feel that I am putting my best foot forward toward (hopefully) inspiring the coming generation of dance educators and aiding in putting goodContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Every Minute Matters”

Use Your Studio Time (Even If No Students Are Present)

Have you ever shown up to teach your dance class, fully prepared and ready to go, but no students are there when it is time for class to begin? So maybe you assume they’re stuck in traffic. Five minutes go by. Still no students. Maybe you check your email quickly. Perhaps one student isn’t feelingContinue reading “Use Your Studio Time (Even If No Students Are Present)”

Professional Development for Dance Daze® Interns

On Saturday, October 20, 2012, some of the Dance Daze® in Schools interns attended an arts integration retreat called “Building the Builders”. The retreat was sponsored by Arts Is Education and the Alameda County Office of Education. The event was held at the lovely Peralta Elementary School, an arts demonstration school in the Oakland UnifiedContinue reading “Professional Development for Dance Daze® Interns”

Yoga Classes at Dance Daze

Yoga has many benefits for dancers, such as increased strength, balance, flexibility, turnout, and stamina. Purifying the body from toxins, relieving stress, and improved circulation are additional benefits. We at Dance Daze always want to offer a variety of beneficial classes to our students, and we think yoga will be a great new addition! AsContinue reading “Yoga Classes at Dance Daze”