How to Organise and Manage a Dance class.

Creating a positive learning atmosphere effective teaching depends on the teacher’s ability to organize and manage the dance class. Dealing with students behaviour in a dance class in giving appropriate feedback to students and additional management strategies.

Teaching strategies match with classroom organization and management. The teacher uses management strategies to direct behaviours benefiting a viable learning environment. As the dance teacher, you must able to execute with multi-task focus throughout his/her class. The skills and strategies support a rich teaching-learning environment using teaching and management strategies effectively contribute to your development of a philosophy of teaching dance. The foundation for effective management of dance classes being with establishing a positive learning atmosphere for students.

(I will be explaining each topic, mentioned below. Come back next Monday. I will have it posted for you. If you have any questions you may mention in the comment box below.)

The expectation for the Dance classroom

  • Attire
  • Discipline
  • Motivation
  • Development of a Teaching Management Style
  • Communication skills
  • Three types of feedback
  • Verbal feedback
  • Nonverbal feedback
  • Guided Feedback

Author : Tapas Das

Tapas Das, a young entrepreneur of our times started TWIST N TURNS in 2005. A person who is kind, generous, creative and down to earth wanted to start his own one of a kind dance academy. According to him, Dance is a language of movements that involves space, time and the human body. He was born and grew up in Kolkata, the cultural hub of India. Being appreciated in the field of dance all his life, he is extremely talented. He has been dancing since the age of four. Once he finished his high school, he learned jazz/modern and contemporary dance. His horizons were broadened even more when he started dancing Bollywood with Beat Busters for 4 years, which then was the most upcoming dance crew in Kolkata. After that exposure, he studied how to be a dance teacher, which later started helping him impart his knowledge about dance. Thus, in 2005, with the help of family and friends, he started TWIST N TURNS. Starting with a mere number of 40 students, today TWIST N TURNS currently has over 500 students. Over the time Tapas has taught and performed all over the country. He has performed in cities such as Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, Jhansi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Udaipur etc. He has been an active participant in the Salsa India Congress in the cities of Bangalore and Bombay, and he has also visited various International Salsa Congresses in Europe, namely in Berlin ,Singapore, Hong Kong,Dubai. He is been also trained recently at Broadway Dance Center (New York), Alvin Alley (New York) and Steps on Broadway (New York). He is not only a dancer or teacher. He is a successful choreographer and has coordinated various shows without difficulty in our country. His leadership skills are exceptional, thus he is where he stands today. His aim in life would be to become a dance educator. He wants to share his tremendous knowledge in the right way to the right people. He is also, simultaneously running other brands like Zumba Kolkata, Bollywood Studio ArtistWala.com and India International Dance Institute.

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