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Why do YOU Dance? An Interview With Ms. Tiffany

Posted by mstiffy on February 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Watch Ms. Tiffany's, "Why do YOU dance?" interview:

 


Why Do YOU Dance? An Interview With Lucia White

Posted by mstiffy on October 12, 2011 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

During the month of October, MTD is bringing you a new interview series entitled, "Why Do YOU Dance?" We will be interviewing dance educators, dancers, choreographers, and all around dance enthusiats to get different viewpoints on why dance is so important in their lives. Our second interview takes us Tennessee.

Lucia White is a singer/song-writer and lover of dance.


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Why Do YOU Dance? An Interview With Elizabeth Emery

Posted by mstiffy on October 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

During the month of October, MTD is bringing you a new interview series entitled, "Why Do YOU Dance?" We will be interviewing dance educators, dancers, choreographers, and all around dance enthusiats to get different viewpoints on why dance is so important in their lives. Our first interview takes us to Charlotte, NC.

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Healing Through Dance

Posted by mstiffy on January 23, 2011 at 6:57 PM Comments comments (2)

Alternate forms of medicine have always been something that has been of interest to me. Whether drinking herbal tea to cure a headache, or positive affirmations to relieve stress, many people are turning to less conventional forms of healing.

 

Did you know that dance can also be used to heal?

 

Have you ever had a bad day at work or school? Have you ever went home and turned on your favorite song and danced around the room? Did you notice that you started t...

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So you teach hip-hop....Can you teach me to dance like Beyonce?

Posted by mstiffy on June 13, 2010 at 6:17 PM Comments comments (2)

Hip-hop dance and video dancing (or what I would like to call "booty dancing") are always mistaken for one another.  As a hip-hop instructor, I always have parents say, "Now will my daughter be dancing like those girls in the music videos?"

 

No.

 

Want to know why? Let me tell you.

 

What those "girls in the music videos" are doing is not, I repeat, is not hip-hop dancing. Shaking your backside to a hip-hop song do...

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Monthly Topics are Back!

Posted by mstiffy on June 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm happy to announce that the Topics of the Month are back by popular demand! In the future months, we will be discussing several dance topics, for instance, the sexualizing of children in dance competitions, how to have a successful and inviting dance website, and dance companies and social networking. Please stayed tuned!

 

Also, as I always say in each of my blogs, this is an open discussion. If there is anything you would like to discuss please dro...

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November/December Topic- Protecting yourself as a Freelance Dancer

Posted by mstiffy on December 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM Comments comments (0)

So you have decided to put yourself out there as a freelance dancer, meaning you are not tied to a specific company or organization. There are a few things that you need to know before taking the jump into the life of freelance.

 

  • Be ready for the audition process Here is a short article written by Treva Bedinghaus entitled "Survive a Dance Audition" via About.com:

 

A dance audition can be intimidating. Whether you are...

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Topics of the Month Will Continue in December!

Posted by mstiffy on October 13, 2009 at 8:41 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello all,

 

I have deciced to take a break from the monthly blogs, due to being really busy with business. Please stay tuned and check back regularly for updates. Next month we will continue our series on how to protect yourself in the professional dance field.

 

Thanks!

September Topic- Protecting Yourself as a Dance Instructor

Posted by mstiffy on September 8, 2009 at 7:37 PM Comments comments (4)

So you were just hired as a dance instructor huh? Or maybe you have been teaching for a while and still don't know exactly all the details at your studio. As instructors, we are the backbone to any dance studio. We work directly with the students harvesting their technique. We also talk directly to parents about the progress of the child/children. Without us, there would be no studio. Before accepting an opportunity to be an instructor, there are several things that should be discus...

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August Topic- Protecting Yourself as an Independent Contractor/Choreographers

Posted by mstiffy on July 30, 2009 at 1:54 PM Comments comments (0)

As dancers, dance instructors, and choreographers it is so important to have a business mind. You have to protect yourself first, because in this business you can get messed over very quickly. Sadly, I have experienced this several times. I wanted to focus this month on the importance of protecting yourself as an independent contractor doing choreography.  

 

Choreographers

Whether you know it or not, as a...

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