Just wanted to share this little video! The human body is pretty amazing.
Hurricane / Tropical Storm Irene went through my area in upstate New York, but luckily power was all we lost yesterday. Many places in my area are flooded, but we just had a few downed branches and trees. The creek by one of my studio locations overflowed and closed the road and parking lot, but didn’t get close to the building. I am so thankful for all of the workers who were out yesterday repairing the power lines and keeping people safe from flooded roadways. Hope all my readers are also safe after the storm.
Now that the power is back on, I have been catching up on some dance blog reading. There are some really great teaching ideas I can’t wait to use in my classes in the fall and share with my teachers.
- Improv Dance Ideas for Children by Sheri
- Beating The Don’t Wanna Dance Blues by Sheena Jeffers at Maria’s Movers
- Improve Jumps by Sheri
- Beating the First Day Jitters by Stacey Pepper Schwartz at Dance Advantage
Great articles and sites for building core strength! I will definitely be adding some of these exercises to my teen and tween jazz classes (and my own personal workouts).
4 Great Core Exercises: Click on the title of each exercise to see a video demonstration.
Max Capacity Training: Designed for body builders, this site has a bunch of great exercises for strengthening your core (and arms.. and legs…). There are 12 exercises per week and exercises change every three weeks, so click on Weeks 1, 4, 7 and 10 to see all the exercises.
Kathy Barbro has the answer: www.artprojectsforkids.org…
I had to repost this awesome article / photo series by Jordan Matter.
According to Telegraph UK, Mr. Matter was “thinking about the recession and what that meant for talented people who may have lost their jobs. Are you still a dancer if you are not paid to perform? Or are you still a chef when you don’t have a kitchen to cook in? It is about people who walk the streets with this incredible skill who could just advertise their ability any time they wanted. Dance is always a part of them and they are always dancers.”
Very cool series – take a look!
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Most studio owners got into the dance business from their love of teaching and of dance, not their love of contracts, business management and administrative details. However, being a studio owner also means being a businessperson and often that means negotiating with business people who have been in business much longer than you and will not be afraid to throw some punches.
My first year of owning my own studio, I was 22 and had no official "business" experience. Walking into a meeting to "negotiate" a lease with my future landlord, I might as well have been a lamb being brought to slaughter. I had no idea what I was talking about, and probably came off nervous and lacking experience… which I certainly was. Sure I had done my research, but that's not the same thing as actually negotiating. I ended up signing the lease for 2 years more than I had wanted to, but got more square footage out of the deal so I felt somewhat accomplished.
But you! You're smart! And are doing even more research so you can learn from my mistakes and be ready to negotiate with the big dogs.
First, let's learn about commercial leases.
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