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July 2014
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The Best of Everything
by Karen Hildebrand

Lifetime Achievement Awardee Franco De Vita
How I Teach Ballet

The Dance Teacher Awards
Congratulations to Jane Carter, Andrea Kramer, Karyn Tomczak and Joan Sheary

Breezy Skirts and Sleek Shorts


July 2014
Teaching Resources
Win It!
DT Notes
Featured Videos
How To

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Franco De Vita Teaches Pas de Chat

Franco De Vita is the director of American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and the 2014 recipient of the Dance Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award. Here, he breaks down pas de chat, emphasizing retiré to help students maintain their turnout.

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Seen and Heard At the Dance Teacher Summit: Doug Caldwell

July 28, 2014 by
Seen and Heard At the <em>Dance Teacher</em> Summit: Doug Caldwell

Our Dance Teacher Summit kicks off on Friday, and the full schedule has been posted online. This year we welcome some new faces to the teaching roster, including tWitch and the one and only Twyla … Continue reading

Seen and Heard at the Dance Teacher Summit: Donna Aravena

July 25, 2014 by

It’s official: We’re exactly one week away from the start of our Dance Teacher Summit! We spoke to Summit ambassador Donna Aravena about her favorite business seminars. Aravena and her daughter Nicole own and operate … Continue reading

In the Magazine »

Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith

July 1, 2014 by

Ballroom partners Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith (DT, June 2008) have a history of pushing the envelope. The duo, who represented the U.S. in World Latin American Dance Championships for more than a decade, … Continue reading

Jordan Matter

July 1, 2014 by

Making dancers look good
When photographer Jordan Matter first asked a group of Paul Taylor Dance Company members if he could photograph them around New York City—running to catch the subway mid-grand jeté, hailing a cab … Continue reading

The Best of Everything

July 1, 2014 by

Are you ready for our Dance Teacher Summit? The excitement is building as we prepare to bring the pages of the magazine to life, August 1–3, here in New York City—great classes with your favorite … Continue reading

Erica Sobol

June 1, 2014 by

Music for contemporary 

You won’t find a set warm-up—or really any warm-up at all—in Erica Sobol’s contemporary classes at Movement Lifestyle studio and EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Instead, Sobol—who is the 2013 Capezio … Continue reading