The training of teachers, both as individuals or in groups, has been a
specialty for Cynthia Merrill during her long career in dance and
education. She started with workshops for teachers in Fresno Unified
and for students at Fresno State when she first moved to Fresno. In her
Performing Arts School in Fresno, California, Cynthia has trained and
personally directed many young people to be exceptional teachers of
dance and as choreographers. In each of her three schools, one in
Massachusetts, one in Texas and the one in Fresno, California, Cynthia
has had teacher training programs. She has continued to mentor these
teachers over the years providing them with curriculum materials, music
and advice. Many have their own dance schools now or have continued
successfully working in public education or in the dance schools of
others. Cynthia's love of teaching, enthusiasm and motivating skills
has encouraged many young people to go into academic and artistic
careers as teachers.
If you are interested in becoming a dance
or elementary classroom teacher, have need for advice on curriculum and
class discipline for your dance classes or in your academic classrooms
or wish to start a dance school, please contact Cynthia.
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