Tag: dance teachers

Nominate an Educator for a Dance Teacher Award!

Know any extraordinary dance educators? Nominate them for a Dance Teacher Award! Every year, our friends at Dance Teacher recognize excellence in teaching by honoring four educators for their contributions to the field. The selection committee is looking for dance educators who: Have a unique or outsized impact on their students and/or community Strive to […]

Remembering Iconic Steps Teacher Wilhelm "Willy" Burmann

Over the last 36 years, scores of dancers passed through Wilhelm Burmann’s studio doors at Steps on Broadway in New York City. Burmann, who went by “Willy,” welcomed everyone—from huge dance stars to young students with huge dreams. He also welcomed adult students seeking to improve their technique and even students just taking ballet class […]

The Loss of a Legend: Remembering Marcia Dale Weary

“At every possible opportunity, I hope to instill in children a love for the arts and for classical music,” said Marcia Dale Weary, beloved teacher and founder of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. “Along with that, I hope to help them develop self-discipline, generosity and the ability to focus.” Weary passed away at the age of […]

7 Excuses Your Dance Teacher Is Tired Of Hearing

Dance teachers have to deal with a lot. While open communication with your teacher is obviously key, lame excuses for less-than-great behavior are guaranteed to get on her nerves. Always avoid these seven excuses that will 100 percent get your dance teacher’s blood boiling. “That makes me look silly.” It’s okay to look less-than-perfect when […]

Who's Your Favorite Science-Loving Dance Teacher?

Great dance educators with smart, scientific teaching practices are invaluable to the dance field. How else could we create healthy, beautiful dancers? The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science is looking to honor someone who’s made a substantial impact through teaching with its annual Dance Educators Award—and the committee is asking for nominations. The […]