Teaching Adults vs. Teaching Kids

There is a HUGE difference between teaching kids and teaching adults.

Today, I'm going to break down many of these key differences for you so that you can cater your classes to the needs of your students.

Because knowing, recognizing, and appreciating the differences between these groups of dancers, will help you thrive as a teacher, and therefore, help your students thrive as well. 

Listen to this episode to hear about:

  • Why kids are able to progress so quickly in tap dance. 
  • Class material for children and teens.
  • How to keep kids focused in tap class. 
  • Age-specific challenges when teaching kids. 
  • Why I love teaching adults just as much as kids. 
  • The goals of adult dancers. 
  • Why 6-week sessions are great for adult dancers. 
  • Why overwhelm is an adult dancer’s biggest challenge. 
  • Class material for adults. 
  • The importance of offering modifications for adults. 
  • Common challenges you’ll face when teaching adults. 
  • The importance of community and connection for adult dancers. 
  • The iTap Teacher Certificate Program.

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