The Spark: The Legacy that Changed the Dance World is about our journey as creative artists and dancers-turned-teachers who are now struggling with the complexities of teaching.
Choosing a ballet program that juggles all styles, techniques, and methodologies and that all levels of students will progressively love is a daunting task. In this book, you will discover what the greatest masters have always known: the true essence of dancing. Quite simply, you will learn how to teach pure, fluid movement with an age-appropriate curriculum proven for the past 60 years to effectively transcend any limiting beliefs about the basis for all dance. In this book, you’ll learn:
How to overcome past experiences and break through the obstacles responsible for unfulfilled dreams
How to rediscover your brilliant self and the many artistic intelligences you possess
How the bold discovery of the principles of movement in ballet have changed how we perceive and easily teach movement
The stories of Kneeland, Petrinović, and Harkness, three courageous women who documented and developed an evolved approach to dance techniques
How Kneeland’s Therapeutic Barre exercises combine with the principles of movement to realign many problematic postural issues
How, as teachers, to effectively develop students to reach their fullest potential as finished artists