Letter From the Editor: Welcoming New Beginnings This Spring
April 2, 2024

Spring is an exciting and busy time for dance teachers. For many of us, the season inspires change and new beginnings. Maybe you’re looking to upgrade your teaching skills or refresh your choreography. Or maybe you’re looking to switch teaching jobs or acquire new ones. If that’s the case, you know that the process can be challenging. Finding new teaching gigs aren’t like an average job hunt where you send in your resumé and do an interview. You’ll likely also be expected to teach a trial class, share a video reel and/or demonstrate how you connect with the students. And at every step of the way, you have to focus on making yourself as marketable as possible. But don’t stress. We’re here to give you all the tips that will help you put your best foot forward every step of the way. 

And, if you’re about to enter a new workplace and are eager to develop camaraderie and harmony with your already established colleagues, we’ve got you covered with expert advice in our Teaching Tips column as well.

Spring is also a great time for you to expand your students’ skills by taking them out of their comfort zone—even while preparing for competitions and recitals. For starters, why not incorporate some acting lessons in class? Storytelling and the ability to communicate to an audience is a skill that—no matter what age you teach—will set your students up for success in the dance world and beyond. So head over to our Technique & Artistry column to find ideas for teaching students how to act.

Plus, there’s plenty more in store—right from profiles to news stories, health and body advice, and more!

With excitmenet,
Reanne Rodrigues
[email protected]

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