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July 2014

July 1, 2014 by

The Best of Everything
by Karen Hildebrand
Lifetime Achievement Awardee Franco De Vita
How I Teach Ballet
The Dance Teacher Awards
Congratulations to Jane Carter, Andrea Kramer, Karyn Tomczak and Joan Sheary
Fashion
Breezy Skirts and Sleek Shorts
Jordan Matter
Making dancers look good
Teachers’ Tools
Up close … Continue reading

June 2014

June 1, 2014 by

Taking Care of Business
by Karen Hildebrand
The Fall and Rise of the Joffrey Ballet School
Turning a founder’s artistic vision into a sustainable business
Beyond the Daddy Daughter Dance
Tapping a valuable source of studio volunteers
Aaron Tolson
How I teach … Continue reading

May 2014

May 1, 2014 by

Step, Skip, Leap
by Karen Hildebrand
Standard Practice
Rima Faber leads the charge for national dance standards.
Back It Up
How backward curriculum design applies to tap class
Vanessa Salgado
How I teach pre-ballet
Fashion
Trends in stagewear for tiny dancers
Michelle Dorrance
Mastering the … Continue reading

Training Advice From a UCONN Coach

April 10, 2014 by

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at University of Connecticut are NCAA Division I Champions this year, and that’s thanks in large part to the teams’ tremendous leadership. While we strive to draw the … Continue reading

April 2014

April 1, 2014 by

Technique, Technique, Technique
by Karen Hildebrand
Industrial Strength
Christy Wolverton’s formula for launching competition dancers into professional careers
Head-to-Toe Bad Habits and How to Fix Them
Four master teachers weigh in on their approaches to common problems
Fashion
On the Horizon: Summer … Continue reading

March 2014

March 1, 2014 by

The Healing Power of Dance
by Karen Hildebrand
Deborah Wingert
How I Teach Ballet
Dancing to Heal
Martha Eddy’s movement class for breast cancer patients
Force Friends
A sensitive approach for special-needs dancers
Fashion
Twinkle Toes: Pointe and Ballet Shoes
David Dorfman
Finding the balance between … Continue reading