Tag: dance teacher

Ask the Experts: How to Create a Job Listing to Find The Right Instructors

Q: I’m looking to hire new instructors. How can I create a competitive job listing? A: We’ve found the best way to attract qualified applicants for teaching positions at our studio is to be as specific as possible with our expectations, while communicating what makes our studio a great place to work. Here’s an example […]

Strong and Confident Female Dancers Inspired This Choreographer's Work

When New York City–based dancer Dan Lai began choreographing Figure 8, he had a specific vision in mind. Inspired by a song by FKA Twigs, he wanted the movement to represent the music’s “dark and twisted vibe.” “My thought process was to make shapes and phrases that were abstract and unique that complimented the intricate […]

You Know You’re a Dance Teacher When…

Dance teachers are a special breed of people. Known to eat, sleep and breathe their trade, they can be found living at the studio, sporadically shouting out “5, 6, 7, 8” and choreographing in random locations like the grocery-store line. In an effort to find out what characteristics and quirks are unique to our community, […]

Ailey Star Jamar Roberts on How His Dance Teacher Was His Second Mom

As a young dancer, Alvin Ailey principal Jamar Roberts learned more than just how to pick up choreography quickly from his teacher and mentor Angel Fraser-Logan at the Dance Empire of Miami. In a recent New York Times article, Roberts, says that Fraser-Logan “taught me how to be an artist—the importance of dance being a […]