Minute Masterclass Episode 166

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 I am talking about the Follow-Me strategy when it comes to teaching our youngest students choreography. Instead of teaching the choreography- just show it. Little ones will learn from mirroring your movement. If you spend too much time explaining every step-by-step detail, you will lose them and begin to see off-track behavior. By using the Follow-Me strategy, you are demonstrating for your visual learners, you are singing the words to the music or steps for your auditory learners, and you are actually having the dancers perform with you for the kinesthetic learners. This keeps your dancers engaged during the learning process because you are teaching through multiple learning styles. 

For more information, to enroll in the Foundations Course, or to join the DiscoverDance Experience and access our full training on Improving the Choreographic Experience, visit DiscoverDance.com.

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