A Teacher And An Artist

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Teaching is the ability to share a full spectrum of information to students. It is important for teachers to understand content information and also be able to showcase how the information relates to the real world. In dance education this concept is also very important. To be a dance educator teachers must be very versatile and know information about being a teacher and an artist. In the past being a teacher and artist was separated. After years of observation and research we know understand that teaching and artistry work together to create the ideal dance educator. I believe that it is very important for students to have, it is a necessity for teachers to effectively blend the teacher role and artist role. A true teaching artist had the ability to use these dual qualities to help connect to their students and showcase a pedagogical agility. Being able to blend teaching and artistry then allows teachers to connect to people who do not know about dance. Educators will be able to bring people outside of the art in, to develop a passion with dance. A true teaching artist is an active member of the dance world how has gain a large amount of information about all areas of dance and are able to successfully share that knowledge. Eric Booth defined a Teaching Artist as, “A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills, curiosities and sensibilities of an educator, who can effectively engage a wide range of people in learning experiences in,

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