Teaching Tool: Using Routines As Class Material
Recently I have been finding that using famous routines on youtube is a great way to teach my students Lindy Hop technique and vocabulary, in addition to inspiring them about the dance.
Several benefits include:
- If students want to review material, the video is easily accessible on youtube.
- Often students if they watch the video get curious and look up other videos of the dancers featured, providing them with inspiration.
- Students get excited about doing material which has been done for a performance, especially if it is by instructor/professional level dancers.
When I teach these classes though I make sure to give credit where it is due and if I can’t show the video of the performance in the class, I post a link online of it for my students to see.