Articles by Alison Feller
Whether it’s bad behavior during awards or lip-syncing onstage, it seems every competition judge has a pet peeve or two. DT talked to three competition insiders: Phyllis Balagna of Steppin’ Out—The Studio; Lauren Adams, faculty … Continue reading
Dance Teacher asked Kristy Ulmer of KJ Dance Designs in Plano, Texas, to share her business and personal New Year’s resolutions.
In the Studio
1 Continue to offer continuing education to my staff. It’s important to motivate … Continue reading
Studio directors discuss professional development.
“I love taking classes and exposing myself to different styles of dance. I am also a judge for several dance competitions. By traveling around the country during the season I am … Continue reading
Conventions provide a perfect opportunity for your students to expand their dance horizons. As a teacher, the last thing you want is for your dancers to show up unprepared or, worse, to act inappropriately. (No, … Continue reading
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could quickly pick costumes for your dancers, order them and be done with the process? Of course, that’s never the case. Instead, you spend weeks analyzing the options in … Continue reading
Between choreography, costuming and scheduling, you’ve got more than enough to stress you out during the competition and convention season. The last thing you need to worry about is your dancers—and their families—adding unnecessary pressure. … Continue reading