"The one issue we have heard over and over again is that teachers are concerned with getting burnt out and that they feel that they have nowhere to go and no one to turn to in times of need. This is why we developed Dance Teacher Web. Today more than ever, new challenges abound with staffing, faculty, parents, students, choreography, costumes, income, expenses, economy and more! We know what you are going through because we are in the same business as you. After 25 years as studio owners we have made our fare share of mistakes but we have also made a lot of great decisions along the way and we are eager to share these secrets with you! We know how isolating it can be as a dance teacher or studio owner. That is why we decided to create a place where professionals can go for inspiration and motivation at a moment's notice."
In 2009, Dance Teacher Web LIVE was created to bring to life everything that is unique about Dance Teacher Web in an annual teacher conference. Drawing upon their experience as conference attendees, presenters and exhibitors, Angela and Steve designed an event where you’re not just a number. Dance Teacher Web LIVE brings together dance educators, master teachers and leading dance industry businesses from all over the world for four days of interactive classes, presentations and special experiences.
"It was important to us that our conference and expo environment be nurturing, educational and welcoming to all in attendance. We envisioned a creative oasis where everyone involved would feel relaxed, re-energized and open to learning and sharing."
Angela D'Valda Sirico and Steve Sirico have been teaching, choreographing and producing shows for over thirty years. In 1979 they formed the Adagio team of D’Valda & Sirico after performing in shows and on television worldwide as individual dancers. Their performing credits include "Scala" Barcelona, Spain, Casino Estoril, Portugal, Theatre Royal, Oxford, England, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, Hotel Tequendama, Bogota, Columbia, Teatro Nacional, Buenos Aires, Argentina,and as Guest Artists for Wayne Sleep's smash hit "Dash", Dominium Theatre, London.
They were featured artists in Royal Command performances in Spain and had the privilege of performing for Princess Diana of Wales. D'Valda & Sirico's many television credits include "David Letterman", "Star Search", and "Tarde Para Todos" as well as variety shows in the U.S.A, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Portugal , Italy and Argentina. Their combination of explosive choreography and exciting partner work has been given rave reviews both nationally and internationally. Their choreography for the acclaimed "Brother Can you Spare A Dime" was commissioned by Boston Ballet II and performed by the company. Angela and Steve have owned and directed a very successful dance studio in Fairfield, Connecticut since 1987. Their students have received scholarships and contracts to American Ballet Theater, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, Nashville Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, Hartford Ballet as well as the National tours of "Fosse", "Fame" and "We Will Rock You" and on Broadway in "Chorus Line".
Angela and Steve have been on the faculty of Dance Educator's of America’s Teacher Training program. Steve is the author of his Jazz Dance syllabus and together they authored their Partner syllabus both used for Teacher Training worldwide. Angela served as Chairperson for the tri state panel of the Royal Academy of Dancing and they have taught as guest faculty for Mt. Holyoke College, Michigan State University, The University of Arkansas, Yale University and Fairfield University. They teach Master Classes in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical Jazz and Partner work all over the world including residencies in England, Spain, Costa Rica and Mexico. From 2003-2005 they were presenting faculty for Dance Teacher Magazine's Summer Teacher’s Conference in NYC.
They continue to be active as adjudicators for major dance competitions and recently choreographed the opening production number for the National Speaker's Association at their annual convention on Broadway in New York City. In 2007 Steve and Angela launched Dance Teacher Web, an online creative and business resource for teachers and dance studio owners worldwide.
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With 25 years of experience, Dance Teacher Web is a brand built by knowledgeable, passionate studio owners who understand the demands of todayʼs dance training needs and have created a website and conference to better serve and inspire dance educators of the next generation.
"inspiration and motivation at a moment's notice"
Steve Sirico and Angela D’Valda Sirico have been working in the dance industry for over 40 years as performers, teachers, choreographers and studio owners. Former faculty members of Dance Educators of America teacher training school, Mount Holyoke College, and Dance Teacher Magazine's Summer Teachers' Conference, they have developed several syllabi for teachers and studio owners to implement at their schools. After many years of helping dance teachers worldwide to improve their teaching and business skills, Steve Sirico and Angela D'Valda Sirico launched Dance Teacher Web in 2007.
"a creative oasis where everyone involved would feel relaxed, re-energized and open to learning and sharing"
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