Stay Completely Focused & Humble: Advice From Rock School’s Zachary Downer
Zachary Downer, student at The Rock School for Dance Education, started off like many dancers, at a competition-focused dance studio. We were curious what made him want to make the shift into studying ballet more seriously, and...
- Posted 3 weeks ago
Prepping for the Prix de Lausanne
Taylor Ciampi is the embodiment of what it takes to be a highly successful student at the prestigious Rock School for Dance Education. Her hard work and dedication not only shows in her technique, but in her...
- Posted 4 weeks ago
Making the Corrections You Give Your Students Stick!
I love to teach ballet. I love to coach, correct, clean, and encourage. And I constantly tell my students corrections are how dance teachers say “I like how you are trying, I care about your dancing, and...
- Posted 5 months ago
Stretching Your Dancers at All Levels
Dance teachers know the benefits of stretching for their students. But sometimes stretching exercises and descriptions can get boring for both the teacher and their dancers. Here are some new ideas that I use for imagery (stretching...
- Posted 6 months ago
Terms of Endearment (Not For the Studio)
“My dear!” “Sweetheart!” “Darling!” I am guilty as charged for calling my students these and I’m sure a variety of other pet names in class. I, like most dance teachers, have a deep and genuine care for...
- Posted 9 months ago
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