June 2006

Posted on June 1, 2006 by Buy This Issue

Business With the Benders
Innovative duo Kevin and Meri Bender build solid dancers and a strong community in Phoenix, Arizona.

Off the Beaten Path
Teaching dance in a community outside of an urban center.

Guest Spot
A guide to developing a contract to protect guest artists—and yourself

Right-Hand (Wo)Man
The pros and cons of hiring an office manager for your growing studio

Performance Planner: Animal Instinct
Animal-inspired performance themes to make any audience roar

Costume styles to help your dancers walk like the animals

Jack Cole
Founding father of theatrical jazz dance

Turning Dancers into Teachers
A look at how you can give non-dance education majors tools for future teaching careers

A Picture of Progress
Learn how portforlios can document your students’ growth—and your success as a teacher.

Ask the Experts
Answers to questions on leg-“straightening” exercises, overweight dancers and student advancement