Flexibility Development

A non-flexible student must work daily on developing more stretch and flexibility. Creating and introducing a basic “at home” stretching program that your students can do once or twice a day is only going to benefit them in the long term. You must also support building muscle strength along with stretching so that the amount of flexibility developed is supported with adequate strength to perform the skills required. Remember “stretch” plus “strength” is the road to a more flexible, technically strong dancer.

The Studio Environment

As we begin our 2015/2016 dance teaching season, it is so important to remember our students are a product of their environment. Quality technique must be supported with quality studio facilities.  Something as simple as empty waste bins, plenty of paper towels in the toilets, fresh, clean smelling dressing rooms and an efficient/organized looking reception desk all contribute to the overall dance experience success.  Clean mirrors, sanitized barres, quality sound systems and well maintained dance floors are all part of the dance studio environment.  A professionally run studio brings professional results.

Teaching Children with Special Needs

ADAPT T.T.S. is pleased of offer a presentation on implementing a program for children with special needs in your dance studio. Lindsay Powell is a graduate from McGill University with her Bachelor in Education (2008) and an ADAPT T.T.S. graduate (2016). Together with the Powell family, Lindsay is a co-owner of Powell School of Dance, which inaugurated its program for children with special needs in January of 2011. Lindsay will discuss the who, what, where, why and how, of implementing such a program into your dance studio.