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Be Organized and Prepared for Class with A Teaching Binder.

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Be Organized and Prepared for Class with A Teaching Binder.
The Top 4 Things To Keep in a Teaching Binder.

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Dance Scarves - A Powerful Tool in Your Teaching Toolbox

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Dance Scarves - A Powerful Tool in Your Teaching Toolbox

If you are teaching young children, props can be a fantastic way to add to the learning that is happening in your class.  One of the staples in my classes for 3-5 years olds is the Dance Scarves.  These scarves have bright colors and are versatile for so many activities.  Here's 3 activities that incorporate scarves for preschool age classes.  Use scarves to teach about space and tempo in your class.  Play fast music and wave the scarves fast then slow the music down and dance with the scarf at a slower pace.  Use the scarves to illustrate high on your...

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Summer Camps - A Win For Students And For You!

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If you follow me on any of my social media for Baton Twirling Unlimted, you know that I am pumped about our upcoming Summer Season! Summer is an absolutely fantastic time to recruit for your school year season.  Students that may not try your program for the school year or want to try a "new sport" like baton twirling are likely to try something for a shorter session. I've also heard great feedback from our families about the Day Camps. In a busy and short Summer Season (we're in Minnesota so Summer literally lasts a few weeks), a day camp...

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Curriculum - How Important Is It Really?

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As twirling coaches and teachers, we don't have any regulatory organization that guides what we teach or how we teach it so we teach based on how we were taught or using years of experience to help us teach.  And, while our experiences are great, I noticed in my twirling program that on occasion I would have students that missed learning certain fundamental or basic tricks.  Maybe they missed class for a week or two? Maybe they were fast tracked into our competitive teams and missed learning some of the basic twirls? Whatever the reason, we began to notice that...

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To Include a Baton In Your Class Price or Not?

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Should you include a baton in the cost of your supplies? Or, have it as an additional purchase?

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