Posts Tagged ‘Dance Educators of America’

Teacher Tune-Up | Lots of Love

by Sandi Duncan The dance studio industry can be competitive. Owning a studio may lead to insecurity, fear, doubt, and complete exhaustion. As owner, you have many people around you, yet the loneliness can be overwhelming. Often we build walls around ourselves for fear of being hurt or disappointed by clients or our competitors. We…

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The Price of Rights

Learn to navigate music licensing by Chris Koseluk Can you imagine dance classes without music? The tunes that fill the studio as your students’ feet hit the floor are necessary tools of the trade. But studio owners and teachers should know there is a cost. You are legally obligated to obtain permission for the songs…

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Teacher Tune-Up | Keeping Current

by Sandi Duncan Once upon a time, we were the cool teachers. We created cutting-edge choreography and classes and felt on top of our game. But as time has passed and we’ve aged oh so gracefully, new trends have emerged in our field, leaving many of us scratching our heads and wondering how to keep…

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March-April 2012 | Strength in Numbers

Since receiving its charter in 1977, Dance Masters of Arizona, Dance Masters of America Chapter 36, has been offering member teachers opportunities to further their own dance education.

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May-June 2011 | Strength in Numbers

Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey, a nonprofit educational organization for dance teachers and other dance professionals established in 1936, calls itself the “members’ organization.”

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March-April 2011 | Strength in Numbers

The Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT), a nonprofit founded in 1973, provides artistic, educational, and cultural opportunities to dancers, teachers, and professionals of all ages, races, and abilities through dance festivals, master classes, scholarships, professional recognition, adaptive dance programs, collaborations, and partnerships.

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Crash Course in Credentialing

Anyone can hang a shingle on a storefront or put up mirrors in the basement of a private home and open a dance studio in the United States or Canada. But as experienced dancers, teachers, and studio owners recognize, not all dance teachers know what they’re doing. That’s where certification and accreditation can help—but only if studio owners and teachers are willing to take the time and expense to seek training.

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