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Why “Changing It Up” May Not Always Be Best

Why Not to Change it Up

                One might think that the best way to keep a group of active, eager and talkative 9 year-olds’ attention would be to make things different each week of ballet class. That way they stay engaged and interested. Ruth Brinkerhoff’s “Classical Ballet 1 (Ages 8-12)” curriculum book suggests the opposite […]

Plan for Success

Class Planning for Success

Never underestimate the power of planning ahead. Being a teacher means you must be 100% present with each class that you teach so that your students receive the best possible instruction with each passing week. In my early years, I didn’t understand just how important it was to take the extra time necessary to plan […]