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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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What Every Tap Dancer Needs! Plus 30 gift ideas for what they want!

Looking for the perfect gift for a tap dancer? Well, being the action taker that you are, you have come to the right place!!! I love tap dancing! In fact, I was an excellent tap dancer when I was younger (still pretty good today!!). I aced all my tap dance exams including my student teacher tap exam and even beat …

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How to Dance in College Without Majoring in Dance.

Did you know that if your college or the university you want to apply for has a dance department, it is more than likely that they will offer dance classes for all enrolled college students, and that in some cases at no or very little cost to you! You can dance in college without having to major in dance or …

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Can You Major in Dance With No Experience? No Audition College List!

Unlike many college programs, dance at university generally requires an audition for entry into the program. This leaves many would-be dance majors asking if they need experience in dance or how much they need to major in dance at college. You can major in dance with no experience IF you pass the audition for entry into the college dance program …

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What is the difference between a BA and BFA? Dance Degrees Explained!

If you are looking to study a dance degree in college, you will probably feel as though you have stumbled into a world that speaks a totally different language. All of a sudden you are supposed to know all about Bacceauleurettes and Bachelor Degrees in Dance, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees with a concentration in Ballet or Bachelor of Science …

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Dance Colleges Across All 50 States: The Ultimate List with Links

Did you know that every state in the USA has a University Dance Program? Some offer only a minor in dance, but many provide full four-year degrees at a baccalaureate level! You can even gain a master’s degree or even a doctoral degree in dance! Yep, that’s right you can be a Doctor of Dance!! Here at Dance Parent 101, …

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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 …