Magazine article Dance Teacher

Dance Teacher Recognizes

Magazine article Dance Teacher

Dance Teacher Recognizes

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Dance Teacher presents teachers who complete a continuing dance education program by one of the organizations on the following page with a special Dance Teacher certificate of recognition. Simply send a letter to DT Recognizes, Dance Teacher, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 420, New York, NY 10 107. Please include the name of the organization, proof of participation in the program you attended and a brief description of how the experience improved your teaching. Dance Teacher salutes the following educators who have completed Pacific Northwest Ballet School's Teachers' Seminar.

Pacific Northwest Ballet School's Teachers' Seminar is a four-day intensive that teaches the PNBS syllabus and approach to technique. Open to private studio ballet teachers and university dance instructors, the Teachers' Seminar will be held this year from July 23-26 at PNBS's Phelps Center studio in Seattle.

The seminar explains the intricacies of the syllabus that has been effective in "creating beautiful dancers and technically sound students," according to PNBS Director Francis Russell. Russell, Curriculum Supervisor Victoria Pulkkinen and other faculty present lecture-demonstrations in ballet, modern and creative movement. In addition, dance and health professionals give lectures on subjects such as nutrition, injury prevention, kinesiology and performance production. Past speakers have included PNB Artistic Director Kent Stowell, Consulting Orthopedic Physician Steven Anderson, PNB Principal Dancer Patricia Barker and Consulting Psychologist Toby Diamond.

"The Teachers' Seminar provides the ideal setting for novice and experienced teachers alike to gather new information, gain fresh perspective and strengthen their teaching skills," says Russell. …

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