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Thoughts of a dance teacher

Sandy Matzen

​Sandy Maya is a dance teacher and uses this podcast to share her "after class" thoughts. There's always something to take away from teaching a class. In a way all of my students teach me more about myself and inspire me to give more in every single lesson they attend. This is the first series: After class thoughts of a dance teacher by Sandy Maya.



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Thoughts of a dance teacher
Apr 6, 2019 Sandy Matzen
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In this episode Sandy talks about the pride and joy in watching her students improve and succeed
Thoughts of a dance teacher
Apr 6, 2019 Sandy Matzen
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In this episode Sandy touches on the sensitive subject of authenticity.
Thoughts of a dance teacher
Mar 17, 2019 Sandy Matzen
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In this episode Sandy talks about her thoughts on why being a great dancer does not necessarily make you a great teacher
Thoughts of a dance teacher
Mar 11, 2019 Sandy Matzen
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​In this episode Sandy talks about choreographing pieces and performance. Choreographing does not equal being able to perform your creation. I have choreographed for individuals who can better dance what I created than if I were to deliver it. Choreographing alone does not ensure success. Once the piece is created, the dancer needs to learn it by heart and then "perform" it. There's a difference between learning a routine and practising it to performance level ( another podcast to...
Thoughts of a dance teacher
Mar 11, 2019 Sandy Matzen
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In this episode Sandy talks about the errors students make when they take in feedback from the teacher and are trying to implement it.
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Mar 11, 2019 Sandy Matzen
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​In this episode Sandy talks about the benefits and opportunities created by constructive critizism
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Mar 11, 2019 Sandy Matzen
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In this episode Sandy talks about why she loves teaching the basics to beginners in bellydance