OVERVIEW & PURPOSE The words we choose to use when giving corrections to dancers hold an incredible amount of power. Corrections can transform a dancer by giving them the tools to improve their technique, movement quality, or artistry. However, corrections can also inadvertently trigger body shame. In addition, some common corrections that dance professionals give…Details
A Winnipeg ballet instructor who was fired after former students came forward accusing him of taking nude photos of them has been doing volunteer and contract work at a ballet in Victoria. Bruce Monk is living in Victoria, where CBC News has learned he actively volunteers and does contracts for Ballet Victoria. “I was shocked,”…Details
I did not get promoted to pointe… Now what? (Studio Template) Download .pdf here Due to the overwhelming reports of hurt feelings, decreased self-esteem, depression, dieting, body shame, anger, etc. regarding not being put en pointe, we worked with a few studio owners and created this template. How this moment in a child’s dance…Details
Resource Paper: When Can I Start Pointe Work? – International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Guidelines for Initiating Pointe Training (Reprinted from the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, Volume 13, Number 3, 2009, pages 90-92.) Abstract The initiation of pointe training for dance students should be determined after careful evaluation of a number of factors. These include: the dance student’s stage of physical development; the quality of her (or…Details
An Effingham County judge on Wednesday ordered a traveling dance instructor charged with sexually abusing an underage girl back to jail because he violated conditions of bond.
EVERETT, Wash. – A Monroe dance studio instructor accused of touching a 15-year-old female student inappropriately on several occasions was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in jail. The instructor, identified as Kristopher A. Backman, 33, was sentenced in Snohomish County Superior Court after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree child molestation on Aug.…Details
Suggested Dance Parent Etiquette and Mindful Topics Download a printable copy here ● Dance teachers, Instructors, Directors, and Studio Owners DO want what is best for your child. Try to approach situations in a non-confrontational manner and allow for an open dialogue that communicates mutual respect. The only way to have positive resolutions is to…Details