Elevating Dance Instruction: The Importance of Ongoing Professional Development

Dance is an ever-evolving art form and as a dance teacher, it’s important to encourage your students to always push their learning boundaries and try to improve their technique and form. In the process of pushing your students to keep progressing though, sometimes you can forget about another dancer who also has to strive for […]

Top 20 Dance Costume Companies

A youth ballet class begins to stretch before beginning their class

Picking out costumes for your dancers is one of the best times of the year…if you know what dance costume companies to start looking at. There are so many different vendors that it can be hard to separate the top brands from other brands. We’ve compiled a list of the leading dance costume brands to […]

How to Inspire Your Dance Students

To excel in the dance studio or on stage, dancers need to remain dedicated and committed to practice. They also require a ton of inspiration because rigorous training and practice can be both physically and mentally demanding.   So, how to inspire your dance students? The best way to inspire dance students is to give them […]

How To Cater To Different Learning Styles In A Dance Class

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“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.” Robert John Meehan One of the first things that child psychologists will tell you is that every child has a different learning style, and applying a one-size-fits-all approach is a challenge for […]

Creative ways to celebrate a dancer’s first day of class

Celebrating a Dancer's First Day of Class

It may not be the most wonderful time of the year in Kris Kringle’s book, but it sure is for dance studio owners, teachers and students! A new dance season is on the horizon and we’re here to help you celebrate the new students you acquired over the summer with three creative ways to celebrate […]

How to keep dancers engaged during the summer

Student Engagement during the summer

Summer is just around the corner. And depending on where your studio is located, you may already be feeling the summer heat. While summer is typically a joyous time for students and families to enjoy less rigorous schedules and take much-needed vacations, dance studio owners are busy planning for fall registration and thinking of ways […]

Why You Should Keep Teaching Dance Online After COVID-19

4 reasons to teach dance classes online with Jackrabbit Dance.

Now that we’re several weeks into our new virtual routines, the question for studio owners becomes: What aspects of your new normal will you keep when social distancing requirements get lifted and you’re able to reconnect with students in the dance studio?   If you transitioned to an online dance studio model, chances are you did […]

Dancing Through Anything: Tips for Teaching During Unconventional Times

Dancing Through Anything title. A guide to teaching dance online.

Dancing in the studio is much different than dancing virtually from your home. While dancers are really great at adapting to their environment and can dance just about anywhere, there are some things to keep in mind when you take your dance classes from the studio to an online platform. Recently, Jackrabbit Dance partnered with […]

The ultimate guide for ordering dance costumes

Dance costume ordering guide.

As a dance teacher, you know a lot goes into creating the perfect dance routine. From music selection and choreography, to cast and costume choice- there are multiple components you must pay specific attention to when preparing for an upcoming performance. Whether it be for a dance competition, dance recital or community performance – you […]

A History of Using Music

A history of using music in dance featuring Kim Black and the Burlington Dance Center.

“Music and Dance are the Universal language!” Kim Black, Burlington Dance Center   Delivering Music Her history in the progression of music delivery for her dance classes is one of Kim Black’s favorite topics. You could say that Kim has seen it all!     Records “I go all the way back to records – which I […]

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