Children’s Books, Dance, Theater, Performing Arts
Welcome to my weekly guest blog series:
Success in the Arts – Touching the Lives of Children
This week I’m featuring Tamara Zink, owner and director of Artistry in Motion, Dance and Performing Arts Studio.
Top 5 Ways to Touch the Hearts of Children in the Arts
From a very early age, I was blessed with wonderfully inspiring teachers in the Arts.
After 40+ years of theater and dance in all forms, I still find enormous joy in helping children find themselves through creative expression. Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way. Use them to touch the hearts of children and help them discover the beauty that lies within.
1. Teach with Love and Creativity from Your Heart
More than anything, this is what it’s all about. If you give from your heart, it will open the hearts of children. And always keep the door to the arts open for all. The arts are about heart, and the heart is about community.
2. Children Thrive with Discipline and Structure
Set the time of day, dress code, and rules to follow while in class, studio, and theatre. Children love and need structure. Adding a team component solidifies the discipline with ever lasting friendships.
Do not forget the little ones and their grandparents. The innocence of young children and their open nature brings joy and an expanded experience for everyone. The commitment and the passion of seniors is a reminder of the true meaning of dance. It’s about the love of graceful movement, at any age.
4. Teach with Recognition and Listen to their Questions
Children will amaze you! Every child wants to be recognized for who they are. Say their name out loud and praise their gifts and efforts. This will also instill a respect that will be reflected back to you, the teacher.
5. Be an Example, Inspire with Your Teaching
As hard as it may be at times, the positive energy you put out will come back to you 10 fold. Be energetic, smile, and allow that lightness to guide you. Children see and feel the love. They always respond in like manner.
Tamara Zink was a gifted child dancer and actress. She spent over 30 years as a dancer, vocalist, actress, choreographer, and director in Off Broadway and Ballet theater productions throughout North America. She now owns and directs Artistry in Motion, a nationally recognized dance and performing arts studio, in Spokane, Washington, USA.
Guest blogger host, Joseph Drumheller, is an award winning author and energy healer. He creates children’s books for Golden Bell Entertainment.
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