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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR for after-school dance program serving children & teens. Beg.–advanced dancers. Ballet background req. Info/Apply: www.ndi-nm.org/about/employment-information

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY, DANCE PROGRAM is seeking applications for an Academic Program Director to begin Fall 2019. For a full job-description & to apply, please visit: https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/19832

ASST. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / BALLET MASTER KINGSPORT BALLET (TN) seeks experienced teacher ballet/pointe/var. Int-Adv. See: kingsportballet.org Resume/Letter/Video: dewbertina@gmail.com

BALLET MASTER POSITION: Ballet Conservatory of Asheville; Begins Summer/Fall2019. Apply: info@balletconservatoryofasheville.com

CLEVELAND BALLET SEEKS 2 PRINCIPALS (M&F) FOR 2019-2020 SEASON. Contract 36-wks. (extendable to 40). 2+ yrs. exp. in major classical ballet companies. Salary based on exp./TBD. Resume: Michael@clevelandballet.org


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HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS AVAILABLE FALL 2019: Contact Graduate Liaison, Jeremy Lindberg, University of Oklahoma, School of Dance at 405.325.0567 Ext. 15 or jlindberg@ou.edu. Assistantships include tuition remission, insurance and stipend. See www.ou.edu/finearts/dance


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CLEVELAND BALLET SUMMER INTENSIVE 2019: Session 1: June 17–July 20 (1-5 weeks). Session II: July 22–August 10 (3 weeks). Levels: Intermediate I & II to Advanced. Registration is online only: Deadline May 1, 2019. For rates, details & to apply visit https://clevelandballet.org/summer-intensive-2019

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Deborah Mitchell in rehearsal with New Jersey Tap Ensemble. Vibeckedphoto, Courtesy New Jersey Tap Ensemble

How Tap Master Deborah Mitchell Helps Students Release Their Inhibitions

Deborah Mitchell, executive and artistic director of New Jersey Tap Ensemble, shares tools from nearly 30 years of teaching.

Meet dancers where they are.

"Use what you're given instead of imposing what you know," says Mitchell, who teaches tap to ages 9 to 80-plus. Your job description may be to teach a certain technique, but she encourages educators to recognize where dancers are coming from and what they already know before creating the lesson plan. "Help them bring out their confidence," says Mitchell, so they'll be more open to trying something new.

Transform the space. 

Not all dance classes take place in a studio. If you're teaching in a community center or school classroom, or even virtually, "remind students that this is our special space and we can dance here," Mitchell says. Transforming spatial limitations into a magical environment will help release students' inhibitions. "It's amazing how comfortable people get," she says.

Target the familiar.

Use relatable imagery, whether it's shapes, colors or, for tap, sounds. For instance, Mitchell will clap a rhythmic pattern while her younger students face the other direction. Instead of worrying about technique first, the most important thing is what they hear. When dancers respond by tapping the same rhythm she clapped, Mitchell says, "they get the biggest charge."