Minute Masterclass Episode 39
Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance. Whether you use poly spots, floor marking tape, carpet squares, or yoga mat cut outs, having a space marked for your dancers is a great visual for them to see their own dance space each week in class. We recommend spots be assigned and the same year round. This way, dancers learn where their spot is in the dance space, who they stand by, and how to navigate back to it throughout the year. This will make formations for choreography a breeze. In addition to “on our spot” movement ( known as self-space), we can use these markers when traveling all around the room (known as general space).
When ordering poly spots, be sure to order multiple sets so you have matching spots for each dancer. Dancers learn to travel from one red spot to the other red spot. Or blue spot to blue spot. This gives a visual cue as to where the dancers should focus their movement towards, which makes traveling across the floor as they progress in their dance training easier because we taught them young. Be sure to avoid placing similar colors to each other like orange and red and blue and purple. Those can be tricky to identify from across the studio. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.