Exploring dance history means the future is adequately informed in order to develop the art form. There are a number of important and worthwhile resources which students can lay their hands on, which will further educate their studies. In addition to learning about dance history, it is also important to keep up with current dance practices, techniques and terminology. Reading about dance criticism is also beneficial, as it means students will learn about other artists and the art of writing for dance. Observing or assisting you as their dance teachers can also aid learning, in seeing how different students learn through the art of teaching.
Students' dance education does not have to be confined to the walls and mirrors of the classroom or studio. As a maturing adult they must take responsibility for their learning, and propel themselves further. The same can be said for classes: trying something new to enhance their technique and training will expand their dance knowledge too, as well as connecting with others across the world of dance. They may also have the opportunity to continue to perform dance, perhaps throughout their studies but there are many other performance opportunities available too.