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Free Kids & Toddlers Easter Color In Pages for Dancers!

My 5-year-old daughter couldn’t wait to sit down with her textas and pencils to color these in when she saw me designing them on the computer in the morning and literally as soon as I printed them out she was sitting at the table fully engrossed with her work! Here she is coloring in the boy dancer bunny Easter egg. …

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Easy at home Dance Crafts and Activities for Toddlers & Kids

If your little girl or boy loves everything dance and ballet then they will love the following list of dance craft ideas and activities that will get their creative juices flowing! I have to tell you I really hate craft that looks Instagram or Pinterest pretty because the adult did all the work, and don’t allow the child to have …

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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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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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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 …