August 2008

Posted on August 1, 2008 by Buy This Issue

Guiding Light
Judith Jamison, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is the recipient of this year’s Dance Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Gift of Dance
We celebrate just some of the ways dance teachers have touched the lives of their students.

Best of Back-to-School Advice
It’s that time again—the start of a new dance year! Read on for tips from seasoned pros.


Teaching Creativity
Letting your students experiment with choreography is crucial to helping them develop as artists.

New looks for ballet class

Reaching for New Heights
Brooklyn-based Dancewave may be geared toward kids, but it’s anything but child’s play.

There’s No Place Like Home
Miller-Marley School of Dance and Voice in Overland Park, Kansas, makes Broadway dreams come true.

Performance Planner: On the Radio
Look no further than the radio for your next recital theme.

Tap Tunes
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards shares her favorite tap-appropriate tracks from OutKast’s Idlewild.

Andy Blankenbuehler
In the Heights Tony Award-winning choreographer talks about the future of musical theater.

No Peeking
Are your students suffering from mirror dependency? Try these tips to help them kick the habit.

Mind Over Matter
When nothing else seems to work, use easy-to-understand imagery to help your students grasp technique.

A Parent’s Perspective
One mother describes her search for a preschool dance class for her daughter and how she chose among four Bay Area programs.

Honor Roll
Discover how The National Honor Society for Dance Arts can benefit your students and school.

Staging Tudor
A professor shares how she prepared her students to perform Antony Tudor’s Dark Elegies.

Lincoln Kirstein
Founder of The School of American Ballet and New York City Ballet

Competing with the Clock
Make rehearsals count with your strategies to best utilize your—and students’—time.

2008 Music Guide
Most popular releases for class and performance

To the Pointe
A guide to organizing a pointe-shoe clinic in your studio

The Art & Science of Pliés
Techniques for improving this essential movement

Boost Your Bottom Line
Five ways to diversify—and increase—your revenue stream

Jock Jams
Learn how to attract athletes to your dance studio.