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Best Free Online Exercise & Fitness Workout Videos for Kids

Finding online exercise and fitness videos is not that hard with the amount available today on platforms such as Youtube. Finding quality fitness videos for kids though is another story! There is so much to choose from but not all of them provide an actual exercise workout for your child, which is what this page is all about! When I …

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Best Free Online Exercise Fitness Workouts for Toddlers & Preschoolers

When you are at home with kids, having a handy list of parent-approved YouTube channels and videos that coach your kids through a fitness workout is an awesome use of screen time and technology! I had already put together two articles last year about the best free online dance tutorials for kids and for toddlers and preschoolers and more recently …

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What Qualifications Do I Need to be a Dance Teacher?

Becoming a dance teacher is a fulfilling career – I should know, I taught dance for many years in private studios and then many years later completed a Bachelor of Education and can teach not just dance but all subjects in K-6 schools. But how do you exactly become a dance teacher and what qualifications do you need? What Qualifications …

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How long does it take to become a dance teacher?

If you have ever dreamed of becoming a dance teacher you might have wondered how long it might actually take you to reach your goal. I have taught dance at private studios and in a K-6 school setting so I have some knowledge and background info on the topic! How long does it take to become a dance teacher? Well, …

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Can I Teach Dance Without A Degree Or Qualification?

To become a teacher in a school the path is pretty simple and clear cut. You need to finish high school, go to university or college and get a teaching degree so your state or governing body can certify or license you to teach in the school system. But do you have to do this to teach dance? Do you …

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12 Pros and Cons of Competitive Ballet & Dance

In the world of dance, the place of competition is a contentious issue. Some ballet schools argue that students who focus on competitions learn to be ‘trick ponies’ and their technique suffers as a consequence. Other dance studios argue that competitions offer dancers many opportunities to perform and are important in developing an all-round dancer. Because of the controversial nature …

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Single VS Criss-Cross Elastic on Ballet Shoes? With Sewing Guide!

When I danced years ago, you had to buy ribbons and sew them on to your ballet shoes. Later on, I was able to pre-buy canvas shoes with single elastics. Today I have the choice of pre-sewn single or criss-cross elastics when buying ballet slippers for my daughters and so not having both when I danced, I needed to do …

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RAD Ballet Presentation Classes Vs Exams – The Differences For Parents.

Since writing the article RAD Ballet Class Awards Vs Exams: A Helpful Guide For Parents I have had some requests from parents to write about the RAD Presentation Class as they had similar concerns about the difference between the RAD Presentations and Exams. I hope the following article is helpful too! The RAD Presentation Classes for grades six to eight …

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How to Measure, Fit & Buy Ballet Shoes for Toddlers & Kids: Complete Guide

If you haven’t danced before or have never had other children in lessons, buying your child their first pair of ballet shoes might seem a little daunting especially with the amount of choice there is out there. This complete guide will help both the new and experienced dance parent measure, fit and buy ballet shoes for their toddler or kid. …