· “10 Traits of Strong Dancers” Learn how to develop and train better dancers by cultivating 10 key traits that strong dancers have.  

· “Stretch This: Not That” How can we help dancers attain their maximal flexibility while also helping them avoid stretching-related injuries? This seminar will provide:
1. Ideas for cueing and timing of effective traditional stretches
2. Discussion of high injury risk stretches and their alternatives
3. Brief discussion of factors beyond muscles that can limit a dancer's mobility
4. New combination stretches and cues to help dancers gain mobility instantly and safely

· “Intermediate/Advanced Skills and Combos” Looking to challenge some of your more advanced dancers? Want new across the floor and combo ideas for your classes? Do you want to add some "wow" moments to your choreography? Learn fun, new, innovative, and challenging jazz and contemporary skills and combos to take back to your students this year! 

· “Technique Fundamentals” Want to learn some of the most important and fundamental things you should be focusing on with dancers of all ages and skill level? Come take technique fundamentals! 

· “Modern Technique” This class focuses on principles of modern technique including floor work, swings, use of the pelvis, release technique, partnering, and improv!

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Seminar classes

Workshop Schedule

Movement Classes

· Contemporary Ballet: Has it been a while since you took a ballet class? Don’t worry! Ease back into ballet with a fun contemporary ballet class! No leotard or tights required! Katie mixes classical ballet technique with contemporary ballet movement so you can get a refresher on fundamental ballet technique while also getting some new ideas on how you can make ballet fun and enjoyable for your dancers. ​

· Modern: Interested in expanding your dance vocabulary and want to offer more styles of dance to your students? Try modern! Explore new ways of moving, get interesting choreography ideas, and take a feel good class.

· Fitness Fun: Try creative movement sequences that combine Pilates, Yoga, and Barre to keep your body conditioned for dance.

· Contemporary: Do you want to help your dancers develop their own unique style of movement and become more versatile, well-rounded dancers? Interested in getting new ideas of how you can grow as a choreographer? Take contemporary! In this class, Deborah draws from many styles of dance including jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet and even hip-hop to create unique, innovative and exciting choreography that focuses on musicality, movement quality and expression.  

Save the Date:

Minnesota Dance Teachers Workshop2019

Saturday, August 3, 2018

 @ The Cowles Center

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the

2017 Minnesota Dance Teachers WorkshoP!