I want to share the teaching system I am currently using in each online dance instruction video. I would love to get some feedback on how you enjoy the methodology and whether or not you think I am missing something.
The main teaching structure:
1. Demonstrate the dance move TO COUNT.
2. Breakdown MAN’S STEPS.
3. Breakdown LADY’S STEPS.
4. Explain the TECHNIQUE used and offer extra TIPS.
5. Explain the LEAD.
If you have watched my dance lessons for some time you would have noticed the same instruction system being used in almost every single video. The first part, roughly 30% of the entire lesson is spent on breaking down the steps with very direct “monkey see, monkey do” approach. The next part, which accounts for roughly 70% of the lesson is really the most valuable and exciting part of the lesson: the explanation of technique used, the lead and extra tips to help you really get it.
The first part of the lesson is the foundation work if you have never done the particular move before or need to review it. However, make sure that you proceed to watch the rest! It is the latter part of the lesson that is the most IMPORTANT: The technique, lead, and extra tips. Remember…anybody can learn and memorize some steps, it is the how you do these steps that makes the difference.
How do you like my teaching method? Suggestions are welcome.
Kristin Spengeman says
Thank you so much for doing this! Lessons and all are costly so I rely on the internet a lot to aide me in my dancing journey. The teaching structure works well in the videos. I cant wait to see other dance videos. 🙂
Ryan Lash says
I like your teaching method. The best lessons I have had in person followed the same pattern as yours.
Thanks man. I am still trying new things to make the lessons as systematic and easy as possible.
Kenny Phipps says
Your Dance instructional videos are some of the best, if not the best I have found. Great job 🙂 they have been very helpful to me.
nguyen vantrang says
thankyou very much ! I like your lesson !