Evaluating your dance program isn’t always easy. Sometimes it takes a wake-up moment, like a judge’s stinging observation, to inspire change. But wouldn’t it feel so much better to build in teacher training, to brush up on skills regularly and keep ballet technique on point so evaluations – from yourself or others – help you get better and better?
We’ve developed four questions that can help studio owners and instructors identify signs of problematic programs that need a workshop with The Ballet Method.
1. Are your dancers learning concepts incorrectly because the teacher does not know how to break down individual ballet steps?
2. Are your dancers flailing through combinations with challenging or inappropriate music tempos?
3. Are your dancers receiving hands-on and verbal kinesthetic corrections throughout each class that demonstrate the teacher’s biomechanical understanding of ballet technique?
4. Is there too much down time in during class and between combinations so the teacher can get organized or assimilate exercises?