Articles by Courtney Rae Kasper
Secrets to fitting, fees and alterations
For more than 20 years, Denise Hawkins of Denise’s Dance Academy in Overland Park, Kansas, has allowed her studio parents to choose the costumes for spring recitals. “It sounds crazy, … Continue reading
The scoop on ordering costumes
With summer break winding down, it’s not too early to think about costuming your upcoming performances. But first, take note of these tips from three manufacturers:
• Order on the company’s website … Continue reading
Three studios triumph in the face of unexpected disaster.
“It was surreal. Seven years of collected painted props, costumes, books, photos from concerts and thousands of dollars of dance apparel and CDs were all gone,” says … Continue reading
Seasoned advice on offering adult group exercise classes
With the nationwide trend of dance-based fitness classes like Zumba, Bar Method and Cardio Dance, you may have considered offering adult group exercise in your studio. Your daytime … Continue reading
1. What was Tchaikovsky’s greatest contribution to the world
of dance music?
2. The Nutcracker was unconventional for its time because:
A) The lack of dancing in Act I
B) The use of children in leading roles
C) It didn’t … Continue reading