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Articles by Andrea Marks

Andrea Marks graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in English and a minor in Dance. She grew up in suburban Connecticut, where she trained at the School of the Hartford Ballet and The Hartt School. Lately, though, she can’t enough Zumba and yoga! Andrea edits DT’s Fashion feature, Teachers' Tools and Chat Room. Contact her at amarks@dancemedia.com

Seen and Heard At the Dance Teacher Summit: Danie Beck

July 22, 2014 by
Seen and Heard At the <em>Dance Teacher </em>Summit: Danie Beck

Though she sold Dance Unlimited in 2011, Danie Beck has 55-plus years of experience, and she remains involved in the industry, providing consulting services to other studio owners. She freshens up her business knowledge each … Continue reading

Seen and Heard At the Dance Teacher Summit: Tony Dovolani

July 18, 2014 by
Seen and Heard At the <em>Dance Teacher </em>Summit: Tony Dovolani

As our 2014 Dance Teacher Summit approaches, we’re getting excited to try out some new dance styles during the three days of classes and seminars. Tony Dovolani’s ballroom crash course is always a crowd favorite, even if … Continue reading

Seen and Heard At the Dance Teacher Summit: Bonnie Schuetz

July 16, 2014 by
Seen and Heard At the <em>Dance Teacher</em> Summit: Bonnie Schuetz

Today we’re featuring DT Summit ambassador Bonnie Schuetz, who has owned Boni’s Dance & Performing Arts Studio in The Woodlands and Spring, Texas, for more than 30 years. We spoke to her about keeping her dancers healthy … Continue reading

Seen and Heard at the Dance Teacher Summit: Robin Dawn Ryan

July 14, 2014 by
Seen and Heard at the <em>Dance Teacher</em> Summit: Robin Dawn Ryan

Balancing work and family life can be a constant challenge for studio owners. Our Dance Teacher Summit offers a chance to chat with peers about this and other shared struggles of studio life. Today, we’re … Continue reading

Seen and Heard at the Dance Teacher Summit: Donna Aravena

July 10, 2014 by
Seen and Heard at the Dance Teacher Summit: Donna Aravena

Donna Aravena has run the Seven Star School of Performing Arts studio with her daughter Nicole since 2002, and she has learned some important lessons in delegating along the way. She has been an ambassador … Continue reading

Seen and Heard at the Dance Teacher Summit: Tiffany Henderson

July 8, 2014 by
Seen and Heard at the <em>Dance Teacher</em> Summit: Tiffany Henderson

Every year at our Dance Teacher Summit, a crew of experienced studio owners act as ambassadors, leading seminars throughout the event and chatting with teachers at a booth in the exhibit hall. When DT spoke … Continue reading