I've been teaching students for nearly 3 years now and throughout that time I've noticed there's a few things as a teacher I leave out when talking to my students. I'm not, yet, a full-time dance teacher but am still in regular contact with students 4 nights a week. These trends may only be within… Continue reading Things We Don’t Tell Students: Flexibility
So much of the time as dancers we get caught up in doing the hardest steps we can think of, or putting in more tricks like leaps and turns to fill out are routines. In doing this it is easy to forget the basics and disregard steps we learnt as a beginner, but many of… Continue reading One Move at a Time: Tap Step
For many people dance is seen as a hobby. You go to class once or twice a week for a bit of fun or exercise. It's nothing more than an hour or two of escape from daily life. But for others this hour each week may turn into a passion that could only be satisfied… Continue reading Development Series: Turning Dance into a Job
For many dancers a jeté is one of the first 'tricks' that they learn. While we may begin learning the move at a young age it can take a while to master the motion and coordination of the body that is involved with this action. This post will go through the move step by step,… Continue reading One Move at a Time: Jeté
For all professions, if you do a job for someone you'd be expected to be paid for that. Whether payment is simply your mate buying the next round of drinks or letting you borrow something, to the exchange of money as a professional courtesy. However so often within the dance industry people are expected to work… Continue reading Dancing for Free: Damaging yourself and others?