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Video of the Month: The Surprise of a Lifetime

July 2, 2015 by

Congratulations to Pavan Thimmaiah, our Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!
In this video, professional dancers from Thimmaiah’s company at PMT Dance Studio in New York City rehearse for a flash mob … Continue reading

Robin Dawn Ryan Celebrates 40 Years of Teaching Dance

July 1, 2015 by

Two weeks ago, our Dance Teacher Summit ambassador Robin Dawn Ryan celebrated a major milestone in the life of a dance studio owner: 40 years! (And we all know that dance studio owner years are … Continue reading

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Dream Big

July 1, 2015 by

Why sleep matters
If you’ve led morning classes or rehearsals, you may be familiar with those dancers who enter the studio carrying a coffee from the closest café, or whose floor stretches look, in part, … Continue reading

Starinah Dixon

July 1, 2015 by

Music for tap
For Starinah Dixon, the most exciting skill to teach tappers is improvisation; it’s a practice she’s been polishing her entire life. As the younger sister of M.A.D.D. Rhythms founder Bril Barrett, she says, … Continue reading

A Conversation with Ballet Dancer Daniil Simkin

July 1, 2015 by

At 27, Daniil Simkin is shaping up to be the next Renaissance man of the dance world. He’s a principal with American Ballet Theatre; he’s producing—and dancing in—the repertory project INTENSIO, which premieres four new … Continue reading

We’re Headed to L.A.!

July 1, 2015 by

An unofficial westward migration is quietly taking place these days. If New York City is the dance capital of the U.S., then Los Angeles is its summer vacation home. The East Coast/West Coast debate is … Continue reading