Dance Classroom Management

Behavior Management Technique #1: Be Seen Looking

Keep students on their toes! Show that you are always paying attention.

Behavior Management Technique #2: Plan for Error

Anticipate behavior and movement technique errors before they happen!

Behavior Management Technique #3: Every Minute Matters

Time is our most valuable resource as educators. No matter how little time we have, we can always be teaching!

Behavior Management Technique #4: Joy Factor

Joy and high achievement go hand-in-hand! Use the Joy Factor technique to punctuate your structured learning time.

Behavior Management Technique #5: Do Now

What are your students doing as soon as they enter the dance space?

Behavior Management Technique #6: Change the Pace

One way to keep students engaged is to change the pace, using different music, props, and movement elements.

Behavior Management Technique #7: Warm/Strict

We can be kind and caring educators and still be unwavering in our high expectations for our students.

Behavior Management Technique #8: Double Plan

We should plan what our students should be doing while we are teaching.

Behavior Management Technique #9: Make Compliance Visible

When we see students demonstrating desired behavior, we can narrate the behavior we see, increasing the normality of compliance.

Behavior Management Technique #10: Least Invasive Intervention

We should use the least invasive methods possible to correct off-task students in our dance classes.