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New Behind the Curtain Blog Post - Creating Student-Centered Choreography

Creating Student-Centered Choreography By Shannon Dooling-Cain, NDEO Director of Special Projects ~~

I believe that our job as dance educators is to design a choreographic experience that furthers their students’ dance education, beyond just teaching them steps to repeat on stage. I also believe that we can do so without making more work for ourselves. The answer, I have found, is to ditch the typical choreographer-dancer relationship and use collaboration instead. By making the choreographic process a collaboration between students and their dance teacher, I believe that we can create a better experience for all involved...

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