Posts Tagged:Musicality

S01E14 Musicality: part 2

The first step to making your students dance to the music is talking about it and teaching how to dance to the music all the time. It should come along technique and be taught in most classes, not just a few. When teaching a move you should add some variations that students could use. But…

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S01E13 Musicality: part 1

Your students will mostly dance what they have practiced in your classes. You are the one responsible for what they are practicing and what their focus is. I felt that my students could do better in dancing to music and I would talk about it a lot. However, musicality was the topic I would teach…

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S01E12 Slow tempo music = lazy teacher

In classes we teach people to dance. They should be able to dance on social dance nights and parties. But are they practicing to the same music or at least tempos you or your DJ / band is playing during parties? Are you playing similar music on classes and parties? It makes sense to teach at…

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S01E11 More stability better retention rate

What I’ve noticed among my students and with myself, with every change of the service you use, you might stop using that service. What I mean by that? Every time you change timetable for the group of your students, some of them will not like it and drop out. You change the room, somebody won’t…

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S01E09 Trick your students to practice

Sometimes I and students would see a different goal of a class. I will make them practice one thing and they would think about something else. I need students to practice a Swing Out a lot. But just practicing is boring even if I give them tips and techniques to work on. Spending more then 1 class on swing…

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S01E03 What to teach in the first class

Remember, your goal in this class is to do everything, so people would come for the next one. There’s no need to tell the history of Lindy Hop, there’s no need to teach a swing out or a Shim Sham. Your students are smart enough to understand 1 hour is just the beginning of a…

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S01E02 How to please everyone

Making everyone happy during each class is mission impossible. Do you have to please everyone? No. But you should try! Different people are looking for different things in a dance class. Here’s what I think people are looking for:   These are different layers your class should have, if you want to try pleasing everyone.…

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