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Teaching Dancers: Non-serious v. Serious

Written by Sheena Jeffers for Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins

I tend to believe that young children are capable of great things. And I tend to believe that a focused, intense education (beginning at very young ages) produces well-rounded dancers and strong individuals for the "real world."

Part of my believing this comes from my background.


 

Imagination = Power

im·ag·i·na·tion: noun / forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses; ability to face and resolve difficulties.

One of the most valuable, unique, marketable abilities in a person is their imagination. One's imagination is instilled within during their childhood and throughout their adolescence. Imagination helps children solve problems, because it links them to various different outcomes. Imagination also helps children "practice" real-life skills (pretend grocery shopping, pretend doctor). Tests also show an increased vocabulary, but most importantly... imagination results in creative thinkers, which our world needs to be successful!


 

All Around Dance

Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins creator, Sheena Jeffers, was recently asked to be interviewed by a dance blog called All Around Dance. Below is the interview. Be sure to check out their blog!


 

What To Love About Teaching

Plain and simple. What we love about teaching.

Watching a student realize they are capable of doing something they never imagined they were capable of.


 

Future Investments

"This is what it's all about: to make a child happy. And you know it." –Woody (Toy Story 2)


 

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