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ERIC Number: EJ852341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
The Responsibilities of Private Sector Dance Educators
Werbrouck, Debbie
Journal of Dance Education, v4 n2 p66-67 2004
In this article, the author discusses the responsibilities of private sector dance educators to their students, parents and the faculty in middle America. The author believes that dance educators' responsibility to their students requires that they are qualified, caring, and professional. Private sector dance educators have the challenge of presenting high quality classes that please both their students and the parents. When it comes to responsibilities to parents, the author states that the essential elements of dance educators' responsibilities to the parents of their students are professionalism, consideration, and communication. While professionalism seems to be expected, consideration of parental needs and communicating with them regarding their children and programs are additional requirements. On the other hand, the responsibility of dance educators to themselves is to personally and professionally invest in themselves. Since teaching is a tremendously rewarding and intensely demanding occupation, the author asserts that it is essential for an educator to regroup and refuel in order to maintain one's energy and enthusiasm. The author stresses that taking time to expand and explore other interests allows dance educators to return to meet the demands of their career refreshed and renewed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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