Posts Tagged ‘frustration’

Collective Wisdom | Classroom Connection: Focus on Facials

No matter how I used to encourage them to change up their facial expressions, many of my students only smiled when performing. When I asked them to experiment with different nuances and emotions in class, they would become self-conscious and visibly uncomfortable; onstage, they had difficulty connecting with their audiences. I decided to use musical…

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If I Only Knew . . .

Studio owners look back at how it all began, and the lessons they’ve learned by Michelle Jones Wurtz Many dance instructors dream of owning a business and being the boss. Yet in dance studios, just as in other businesses, the transition from employee to entrepreneur/administrator can be tricky. There are difficulties for sure, but unexpected…

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On My Mind | The Benefits of Confidence

Words from the publisher Confidence benefits you and your students. Dance teachers experience frustration when they know what they want to accomplish, but fear that what they need to do to get there will upset or confuse students or parents. Sometimes anxiety about the confrontations to come, or fears of losing a student, or runaway…

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February 2016 | Higher-Ed Voice | Shifting Gears

Many of my dance major students at the University at Buffalo [NY] experience a plateau at some point during their four years in school. Usually students hit these plateaus in their junior year. When they do, excitement wanes, growth and improvement become less visible, and frustration sets in. Here’s what you can do to help.

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