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Articles by Karyn D. Collins

Reaching Out

May 23, 2011 by

Adding community outreach to your studio’s repertoire
Educational outreach programs have become standard for major dance companies and their affiliated nonprofit dance schools, and they are typically supported by grants from state and local arts councils. … Continue reading

Getting It Right

December 1, 2010 by

At the New York City Ballet this fall, audiences marveled at the high-octane antics of the revelers in the “Fall” section of Jerome Robbins’ The Four Seasons. At the same time, audiences across town were … Continue reading

Helping Hands

September 30, 2010 by

Volunteers can be a big help around your busy studio, from lining up students backstage during recitals to leading fundraising efforts to even painting your building. These five studio owners share their tips for recruiting … Continue reading

The 2010 Dance Teacher Awards: Betty Webster

July 1, 2010 by

Salisbury Studio of Dance
Fruitland, Maryland
Betty Webster has followed the same routine for 50 years. Six days a week, she’s at her dance studio, the Salisbury Studio of Dance in Fruitland, Maryland, making sure everything … Continue reading

The 2010 Dance Teacher Awards: Heather Raue

July 1, 2010 by

Crooked Tree Arts Center Dance Department
Petoskey, Michigan
When little Heather Raue saw Suzanne Farrell dance on television after an episode of “Sesame Street,” the toddler decided she too would be a ballerina. After just one … Continue reading

The Clique Conundrum

April 8, 2010 by

Dealing with classroom conflicts
Mary and Betty,* dance students at Howell High School in Howell, New Jersey, had been good friends for as long as they could remember. They stood next to each other at the … Continue reading