Article Archive for August 2010

Music for Class: Feel the Beat

August 31, 2010 by

What music should you play for students who are hearing-impaired? Antoine Hunter, who is hard-of-hearing himself, chooses loud songs with a heavy beat or brings in a live drummer. “Every hard-of-hearing student is completely different,” … Continue reading

Prop Madness

August 23, 2010 by

At the Dance Teacher Summit last month, there was some talk about how the trend to use more and bigger props for competition routines can mean that studio dancers are now traveling with entire sets … Continue reading

News: Mao’s Last Dancer U.S. Premiere

August 19, 2010 by

Mao’s Last Dancer, a new movie released by Samuel Goldwyn Films, hits American theaters August 20. The film is inspired by Li Cunxin’s autobiography.
Eleven-year-old Cunxin is plucked from his poverty-stricken home in the rural Shandong … Continue reading

DT Recognizes: Steps on Broadway’s Steps with Contemporary Masters

August 15, 2010 by

Each summer, the Steps with Contemporary Masters program at New York City’s Steps on Broadway offers an introduction to the repertory and style of some of contemporary dance’s most renowned choreographers. Over the course of … Continue reading

Boost Your Bottom Line

August 15, 2010 by

Operating a dance studio requires a lot of work, and studio owners are always looking for effective ways to make extra money without adding too many demands to their already packed schedules. Here are just … Continue reading

Choreography Class, Week 4 and 5: Crunch Time

August 13, 2010 by

It’s getting down to the wire. My summer class has gone by so fast, and the sixth and last class is on Monday. My students perform in Central Park at the Harlem Meer on Tuesday, … Continue reading