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Articles by Alison Feller

Sky-High Skills

May 1, 2015 by

Tips for training your students to dance in heels
In the commercial world, anything goes when it comes to dancing in heels. From simple strutting and posing to leaps, turns, floor work and tilts, dancers are … Continue reading

You Could Be YouTube Famous

April 29, 2015 by

How three choreographers use video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo to go viral—and book gigs
In the world of freelance teaching and choreography, the best way to get your work seen used to be to create … Continue reading

On Top of the World

February 28, 2015 by

How Nick DeMoura went from “the little cute boy in the crew” to become one of the most sought-after choreographers in Hollywood.
 “It can be a pretty glamorous life,” says 27-year-old Nick DeMoura, best known … Continue reading

Dancers on the Run

November 1, 2014 by

How to safely incorporate running as a cross-training activity—and reap the benefits
When Amanda Lea LaVergne was performing eight shows a week in the adult ensemble of Broadway’s Annie, rehearsals, performances and press obligations took up … Continue reading

High Five: Pet Peeves

April 6, 2012 by

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

High Five with Kristy Ulmer

February 27, 2012 by

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