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observations from a person who hasn't been to a convention in 4 years...
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went to a convention this weekend , this is what i observed: teachers BLATANTLY videotaping the classes when they weren't supposed to...yeah it really takes you THAT long to take a picture huh? Do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shannon Daw Smith Feb 22, 2011.

parachute to teach waltz/balance
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just wanted to say..if you haven't used a parachute to teach waltz/balance`..you simply must buy a parachute and try it...it was a total hit with my 4-8 year olds...... they thought i was going to do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stacey Cohn Jan 9, 2011.

 

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Shannon Daw Smith replied to Diane's discussion 'Great Music!'
"what's the pricing? i would like to mix some songs together and just don't feel good about it...LOL...."
Mar 8, 2011
Shannon Daw Smith replied to Shannon Daw Smith's discussion 'observations from a person who hasn't been to a convention in 4 years...'
"yes, i agree...some are awesome and some are not awesome..LOL- hey at least i didn't see any thong leotards this time- so glad that phase is gone! HAHAHAHAHHA and surprised i saw no pink curlers .... all in all it was stimulating and also…"
Feb 22, 2011
Shannon Daw Smith commented on abc for dance's blog post 'Your Studio Legacy'
"applause!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome!"
Feb 20, 2011
Shannon Daw Smith replied to Shannon Daw Smith's discussion 'observations from a person who hasn't been to a convention in 4 years...'
"the last one i went to was dance Revolution and it was like night and day and YES you are DEAD on... the teacher room was geared towards the older assistants...the girl next to me in the hip hop class for teachers was wearing a stocking cap and…"
Feb 15, 2011
Elaine Godburn replied to Shannon Daw Smith's discussion 'observations from a person who hasn't been to a convention in 4 years...'
"Shannon, the last time I was at that convention was about 6 or 7 years ago.  We stopped going there because the studios that attend that particular convention in Richmond are not the best trained in how to behave.  The teachers room…"
Feb 14, 2011
Shannon Daw Smith replied to Shannon Daw Smith's discussion 'observations from a person who hasn't been to a convention in 4 years...'
"teachers on staff rather, not actual studio teachers....we were all young once!!!! LOL"
Feb 14, 2011
Shannon Daw Smith replied to Shannon Daw Smith's discussion 'observations from a person who hasn't been to a convention in 4 years...'
"honestly, it was little to do with the actual convention b/c i love the staff etc- very professional- it just seems that the teachers get younger and younger- or maybe it is b/c  I am the one that is older now? HAHAHAHAHA it was Richmond Va.…"
Feb 14, 2011
Dina Meier replied to Shannon Daw Smith's discussion 'observations from a person who hasn't been to a convention in 4 years...'
"I guess I would have to ask what convention/city did you see this in?  I have been to 2 conventions this year, and I saw very little of what you just described. "
Feb 14, 2011
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observations from a person who hasn't been to a convention in 4 years...

went to a convention this weekend , this is what i observed: teachers BLATANTLY videotaping the classes when they weren't supposed to...yeah it really takes you THAT long to take a picture huh? Do you think i can't tell you are videotaping a combo i would LOVE to videotape, but the rules said not to.... i am struggling to write it down and do it at the same time- SO SHOULD YOU!- parents are clueless as to how to observe a dance class- clueless as to how to discipline their children, clueless…See More
Feb 14, 2011

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At 9:05pm on December 15, 2010, Bobbi (mdc) Wyatt said…

Hi Shannon.  If you get a chance check out the photos I put on my blog of this year's Nutcracker.  Let me know what you think.

Good luck with the snow.  We're supposed to get hit hard tonight too but nothing happening out there yet.  I could use a snow day.

At 2:02pm on December 13, 2010, Margaret McCann said…

I'm glad I'm not the only one...........

 
 
 

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