A teacher's most valuable resources are the tiniest dancers who toddle through the door. Teaching and keeping them is one of the foremost challenges of dance education. Veteran studio owner and teacher, Toni Noblett, will guide you through those first daunting days of class with advice and ideas that are practical, honest, and inventive. This video will give you the basic tools to plan a curriculum that features creative movement as the initial course of study for beginning dancers. It features games that will equip the youngest students to function in next year's tap, ballet, or jazz dance class, and it encourages you to allow children to be children for at least another year. Toni Noblett's background in dance education is substantial. For twenty-six years she ran a studio in Roxboro, North Carolina where dance classes for children and adults were crafted to instill an appreciation for the arts, self-discipline and respect. Classes included children with special needs, and these children became her mentors. Since 1989 Ms. Noblett has been on the staff of Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute in New York City. In 1998 she conceived and locally produced a project featured on CBS's "Sunday Morning with Bill Geist." She has taught children's tap at BDC, and presently teaches for Rosie O'Donnell's "Rosie's Broadway Kids." Her two children, Casey Noblett Callahan and Cassidy Noblett, are professional dancers and respected teachers. 60 mins. (2009) DVD-All-Region.
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