Our seminars are an dance educator professional development seminars and student workshops.  By hosting a seminar at a private facility, we come to you offering a new studio dance model-program, an alternative to dance competitions, a methodology to create curriculum and assist with yearly lesson planning, and a unique approach to choreography. Our seminars focus on the recreational-community-enrichment dance student, information a teacher can modify for lower or higher-level dance student skills. Dance Studio By Design™ does hire individuals from regional clinics to teach in other areas. Grow with us!


Who Can Attend?

The Jann Davis Company believes dance is for everyone, attendees must be 18 years of age and over and actively teaching dance.


What is the fee to attend?

The fee is $249 per attendee for the one-day clinic, Fee includes 12 hours of instruction, in-person seminar and online via two yearly webinars, and a one-year membership into Dance Studio Union and allows attendees to use our logo for their advertising purposes, facility and personal. If you wish to host a clinic for ONLY your studio, there is a facility only fee $1500 Plus Travel Arrangements. Call Jann 781-742-3173 for more information. 


Will The Seminars Have Traditional Dance Subject Genre?

The seminar swill always be based on the four domains of dance: turns, jumps, body alignment/flexibility training and choreographic performance value. There are specific workshops teacher-student, leveled technique based on the skill rubrics that include proper preparation and execution ballet-based, turn and jump fundamentals, SKILLS required combos, across the floor unique drills, and balance-core work. To teach these workshops Jann is hiring from within, those who attend a seminar and submit resume requirements which are discussed at the seminar .


What Should I Wear Bring?

Comfortable attire is preferable, electronic devices (cells, tablets) are welcome.


What Are The Seminar Dates?

All educator seminars  and student workshops are held any weekday during the summer season June-July-August, fall-winter-spring seminars are held on weekends September 2020-May 2021. All seminars are required to have at least 15 registered attendees before a date can be confirmed. Two attendees from each hosting facility are allowed COMPLIMENTARY to a host facility. 


Are You Hosting Outside Of New England?

Yes,seminars can be held antwhere in the continental USA! Facilities may request a private their faculty only clinic, there is a flat fee of $1500 for this request, which does not includes Ms. Davis' travel and accommodations. You may contact Jann to make a request by calling 781-742-3173.


Can You Explain EXPECTATIONS For Dance™?

Schools and companies often have a list of expectations (goals) they wish employees and students to achieve for performance. EXPECTATIONS For Dance™ uses this concept and created specific rubrics for dance students in the four domains of dance used by dance subject genre: turns, jumps, body alignment-flexibility and performance. There are six levels to the rubrics and four clinic modules and can be adjusted for the student based on their ages and their hourly-weekly level of training. The rubrics can be adapted to specific subject genre and classes offered in a facility-program.


What Am I Certified For?

Certified dance educators use the adapted rubrics in the classes they teach at facilities for parental review. Parents now have an answer to What is my child learning? And How is my child doing? For facilities who offer attendance at competitive events, the rubrics can be modified as a skill basis a student may need to be placed on teams or for specific routines (solos, duos etc.) In addition, certified educators may be asked to teach at future training sessions or as adjudicators for SKILLS Sport-Dance Games®.


What Are SKILLS Sport-Dance Games?

SKILLS Sport-Dance Games™ are an alternative to studio dance competitions or a training module for progression within a facility. They are not “parlor” games but events where teams perform side by side the same combinations and are evaluated based on our rubrics. There are three sections to each game and games can be held as an intramural for achievement or with another facility as a fundraiser. Specifics are given at a seminar.


What Are The Benefits To My Studio?

Studios that implement these programs see highly skilled faculty members who coordinate student improvement, less parental criticism, and an improved student retention-attraction for students in the elementary, intermediate, and middle school grades.