This page contains links/audio streams for four highlight clips from ClassCast Podcast Ep.021, which features one of the most accomplished and sought-after dance teachers in the mid-Atlantic Region -- Ashley Tibbens. In addition to being a talented teacher, Ms. Tibbens is also owner/operator of Tiny Toes Dance LLC. Through these quick clips, she discusses her experiences in dance and dance education, extracurricular for preschool youths, her own schooling, starting a business, and a special add-on at the end in which Ashley describes how she pivoted her business in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and school closures. In this discussion with her husband (our host, Ryan Tibbens), she describes the significance of dance, extracurricular participation, how school could work better for all students, and how businesses like hers have responded to the economic and health issues resulting from the Coronavirus. [Clip 021.1 -- Dance Education Online & the Coronavirus Pivot was released separately before the full episode; it is linked at the bottom of this page.] If you love dance, school, extracurriculars, or small business, these highlights are not to be missed!
Clip 021.2 -- Ashley Tibbens -- PreSchool & Elementary Extracurriculars
In this highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.021, dance teacher, business owner, and parent Ashley Tibbens discusses the availability and value of extracurricular programs for young children as well as the dangers of over-scheduling. This quick clip provides great insights for anyone who has or works with young children.
Clip 021.3 -- Ashley Tibbens -- Learning the Right Way Early
In this highlight from ClassCast Podcast Ep.021, dance teacher and former professional dancer Ashley Tibbens discusses the importance of learning the right way early, of making good habits, and why strong foundations are vital for later successes. This discussion starts with dance but ultimately encompasses nearly everything we do in life and reaffirms the wisdom that "it's easier to make a good habit than to break a bad one."
Clip 021.4 -- Ashley Tibbens -- Becoming a Professional Dancer
In this highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.021, former professional dancer and current dance educator Ashley Tibbens talks about her dance journey, including college, dancing at the elite Jacob's Pillow, setbacks, and post-performance career plans. If you or someone you know dances or is considering a career in the arts, this quick clip contains some great insights.
Clip 021.1 -- Ashley Tibbens -- Dance Education Online/ Coronavirus Pivot
The first highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.021 features dance teacher and owner of Tiny Toes Dance, Ashley Tibbens, discussing her pivot to online dance education in response to closures and social distancing due to the Coronavirus. This clip was recorded several days after the main portion of Ep.021, which will be available soon, because her business and teaching situations had changed so much so quickly. If you are a teacher shifting to remote/online teaching or a business owner trying to stay afloat during these trying times, this clip includes some great insights in how quick changes can make progress possible.
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