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Articles by Alison Feller

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

High Five on Professional Development

January 31, 2012 by

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

High Five with Cris Judd

November 30, 2011 by

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