Tag: teachers tools

Jill Wolins Always Leads With a Compliment Before a Critique

“The best judges come from the competition circuit,” says Jill Wolins, who trains adjudicators for the Star Dance Alliance and Starpower National Talent Competition. “If you competed as a kid, you have proper respect for how hard these dancers work. It’s not easy to do what they’re doing.” Wolins began judging competition events in 2001 […]

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Amanda Pope

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes. Amanda Pope (center in gray) with her students at Lower Manhattan Arts Academy At Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, Amanda Pope begins class for high school dance majors with a mantra: “I believe in myself. I am the master of my ability. […]