Development Series, Progressions Series, RA Dance Blog, Teaching Tips

Step Progressions: Ronds de Jambe en l’air

As part of training dancers we look to find movements that build up, getting a little harder with each graduation. Most steps have a natural to get further, doing the step in the air perhaps, adding in a double or triple. Other moves can be a little harder to spot what moves can come from this simple step. Today I'm examining the Ronds de Jambe en L'air step that is most common done at the barre.

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Dance Exam Checklist

Taking exams in your dance education is really important, not just because it gives you something to work towards. One of the best reasons for taking exams is the attitude that it can foster within students. By taking exams they are more willing to learn and to really get top marks they will want to… Continue reading Dance Exam Checklist

Development Series, RA Dance Blog

Development Series: Holiday Activities

As you read this, I'm not resting as I usually would be over a school holiday. Instead I've will be mid-way through my first Dance Camp. Many schools may already provide these at their dance school and so may not be surprised that I'm using my holiday to create another event for the school. However,… Continue reading Development Series: Holiday Activities

Development Series, RA Dance Blog

Musical Theatre: Games

Many dancers are embarrassed to speak and act, which can make musical theatre quite laborious to teach. I've found 10 games that should help your dancers feel more comfortable with a script and improvising drama, comedy, or even romance. This in turn should help create stronger emotional performances that connect with the audience.