Virtual classes are a powerful aid to the improvement of your dance, having always in mind the ultimate goal of dancing embraced.
In virtual classes, we are able to observe in detail our students dancing, and count on it as a magnificent tool to organize the presentation of our knowledge to them.
Even though what is unique to Tango are its in-person aspects, successful teaching methods will always require:
We strongly advise you not to miss this opportunity.
Supply yourself with a good camera and a good microphone. Since your communications will be exclusively visual and auditory, you need the best tools that you can provide yourself.
I’ve been using a mini iPad for the camera and a wireless microphone. I like to show the moves having students behind me, so I am doing the with the camera at my back, so the microphone has been essential to make the sound clear even while I am talking looking away fro the camera.
Although I have to say the iPad and Zoom (the video conference system that we use) are very sensitive in picking up the sound waves.
I am using all the lights of my home studio pointed at me, and added an extra lamp with a styrofoam board to reflect light on my face when I get close to the camera.
This will make your students hear to the music you choose for your class with much better sound quality than if you make it stream from your microphone.
Use the waiting room feature and close the admission at ten minutes into the class to avoid interruptions.
You can also have an assistant to work as admin. That is my case but it may not be yours.