Produced and written by Margot Torbert
We offer nine syllabi volumes to enhance, enrich, and maximize the studio experience for the teacher and the student. These proven teaching methods are indispensible tools for you and your staff, with clear step by step teaching instructions for the classroom.
Volumes 1 through 4 provide the written material needed for combination classes of ballet, jazz, tap, with gymnastics replacing jazz in the Pre-Dance division.
Volumes 5 through 9 are singular art forms and classroom techniques. They offer the same written teaching format and information as Volumes 1 thru 4.
Custom Studio Basics offers management forms, how to track your daily enrollment and tuition, letters to parents, recitals from start to finish, poster information and so on, which your business may need to run smoothly. The pages may be titled with your personal letterhead when requested.
All volumes cover a wealth of information gathered from Ms Torbert's years as a teacher and a studio owner. Each page is encased in a protective archival plastic sleeve then placed in a high quality three ring binder for easy removal of pages for years of extensive studio use.
Margot Torbert has been a certified Dance Instructor for thirty five years and is currently the president and a choreographer, since 1982, for the Sonoma County Ballet Company. She is an active member of the Sonoma County Santa Rosa Ballet Guild, which awards Ballet scholarships to serious dance students through yearly auditions. She has served on the Sonoma County Dance Alliance Board and is a former twenty year member of Dance Masters of America.
Because the skills needed for dance are repetitive in nature, Margot found a need to introduce technique to young children in a manner which kept their interest at a peak level. Each program is an exciting and innovative approach to dance.
Margot also introduced a new program for students in the Pre-Dance levels titled Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). This program, which is included with the Pre-Dance syllabus, challenges and groups together students with a higher than average ability than their peers to continue training and to progress without losing the interest for further study.
She also created and designed several card set games, Charades and Pantomime, for young students to introduce basic stage theatrics so needed in performance. The cards are an added bonus when purchasing the Teaching Dance Kit or are optional and may be purchased separately .
Margot discovered the value of presenting and encouraging home practice. The successful 'Star System', included as a bonus with a complete Teaching Dance Kit, utilizes a rewards program and is designed to supplement class throughout the week. It is a combination of dance terminology, current dance steps being learned in class, games, and other learning tools for students ages seven through twelve. This system may also be purchased separately.
Thank you so much for sending me the Teaching Dance Kit that I ordered :)
I wanted to let you know that I was so excited the day the Teaching Dance Kit arrived! Everyday, I enjoy reviewing the material and keep thinking about the dance program that I run and how I want to definitely make some changes for the upcoming season.
Thank you for your attention to detail and quality in the Teaching Dance Kit. I am grateful that we have people like you who produce and contribute wonderful dance curriculum.
P.S. I will love to keep you posted on how my classes progress with this new program. Will that be ok with you?"
Gretel's Dance Studio
"My name is Gay Barboza. Last year I purchased Volumes 5,6,&7 which were an excellent supplement to our dance program. Sometimes you get used to using 'the same old exercise', it's nice to to have a syllabus to refer to with good suggestions. It's also reaffirms what you're teaching is correct for the right age level. Thank you so much, I look forward to using more of your syllabi!"
Gay Barboza, Attleboro, MA
April, May & June's School of Dance
"Hi Margot, I thought I would just write you a short email to let you know that I absolutely love receiving your e-news. They are not only informative but a joy to read. Thank you so much for including me. I remain your friend in dance!"
Debbie Stack, AU
Tempo Dance Company
"I have found Margot Torbert's teaching guide to be both clear and informative. This creative approach to teaching young students has proven to be an invaluable addition to my dance curriculum. My studio has and will continue to benefit from the use of these programs. I highly recommend it to all primary dance instructors."
Cloverdale Ballet, CA
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