Minute Masterclass Episode 160

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance and creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators and the DiscoverDance Experience Membership. Today, we are talking about my favorite secret tool when it comes to a successful classroom management plan…silent tracks. Take a look at your lesson plan, decide where you need a transition, what the transition will be, and how long the transition will take. When it comes time to create your lesson playlist, add a silent track wherever a transition is listed. Silent tracks allow your lesson plan to continuously flow without stopping and attending to music. You can use your apple watch, yes. But nothing is more disruptive than a song starting to play while you are trying to lead your dancers through a transition. The silent track acts as a buffer. Remember to check out today’s post on silent tracks inside the Early Childhood Dance Educators’ Facebook group.  I’ll be sharing some silent song links for your music library. See you there!

For more information, to enroll in the Foundations Course, or to join the DiscoverDance Experience and access our curated playlists with hundreds of class songs, visit DiscoverDance.com.

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