Cecchetti Midwest Ballet

Tips and Tricks for Teaching Syllabus to Your Younger Dancers

By Allison Kurtz Volkers

"...but Miss Allie, we did plies laaast week!"

As teachers, we all recognize the value of repetition, particularly in our exam-tracked classes. This value can sometimes elude our younger students as they work toward memorizing their Cecchetti syllabus. With a little imagination, however, a good teacher can teach plies week after week and still keep things exciting, fresh and new!

Remember, just because there is a set syllabus to teach does not mean there are not myriad ways to approach it. Your classes can be as varied, interesting, and fun for you and your students as your creativity will allow.

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