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December 2014

December 1, 2014 by

12 Ways to Honor Yourself
by Karen Hildebrand
Why I Teach
Performers on what they bring to the role of teacher
Expanding the Community
California Institute for the Arts offers the first massive online open course in dance.
Martha Chapman
How I … Continue reading

Why I Teach

December 1, 2014 by

Performers on what they bring to the role of teacher
Student, performer, teacher. Three defining identities of a career in dance. Sometimes a dancer is drawn to pedagogy early on and can target her career goals … Continue reading

November 2014

November 1, 2014 by

There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…
by Karen Hildebrand
A Return to Classicism
Gelsey Kirkland shares her passionate approach to traditional ballet training.
Recital Roulette
Land on a fresh theme for your annual show.
Troy Powell
How I teach Horton technique
Costume … Continue reading

October 2014

October 1, 2014 by

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
by Karen Hildebrand
Derek Mitchell
How I teach street jazz
Be Our Guest
You’ve invited a famous choreographer to your studio to create a … Continue reading

September 2014

September 1, 2014 by

East Coast, West Coast
by Karen Hildebrand
Breeding Hybrids
Los Angeles gets a high-profile interdisciplinary college dance program.
Taking a Mid-Career Leap
Cherylyn Lavagnino leaves university administration to pursue her artistic career.
Touchdowns and Tour Jetés
A Brooklyn studio attracts young athletes to … Continue reading

Nominate a Teacher for a 2015 DT Award

August 5, 2014 by

Each year, the Dance Teacher Awards honor four outstanding educators for their contributions to the field. Recipients have included studio owners, professors, program directors and more whose specialties run the gamut of dance genres. We … Continue reading