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Articles by Karen Hildebrand

Karen Hildebrand is Vice President-Editorial for all dance publications and websites of Dance Media (Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Pointe and Dance Retailer News). She first became a dance education advocate as Education Editor for Dance Magazine and Dance Magazine College Guide. She hails from Colorado where she was active in the Denver/Boulder dance communities. Contact her at: khildebrand@dancemedia.com

12 Ways to Honor Yourself

December 1, 2014 by
12 Ways to Honor Yourself

Whether you’re immersed in your annual Nutcracker, holiday showcase or family holiday plans, I hope you’re taking some time over the season to honor yourself. We know how hard you work, so we’ve dreamed up … Continue reading

Bill Evans presents Why I Can’t Not Dance at NDEO

November 7, 2014 by

Dance Teacher is at the National Dance Educators Organization conference this week in Chicago, and we’re loving the chance to meet and talk with so many folks in our community. Last night was the big … Continue reading

There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…

November 1, 2014 by
There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…

You know what I mean—the odor of exertion, the sound of Chopin on the piano, the quiet determination of dancers at the barre. It was a special treat when Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov opened … Continue reading

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Sensei Ogui (via Cindy Clough, Just For Kix, at the Dance Teacher Summit)

October 1, 2014 by
“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Sensei Ogui (via Cindy Clough, Just For Kix, at the <em>Dance Teacher</em> Summit)

It’s always fun to work on the Competition and Convention issue because it happens right after Nationals and our Dance Teacher Summit. In the past month we’ve seen the top competition studios perform, and the … Continue reading

East Coast, West Coast

September 1, 2014 by
East Coast, West Coast

New York City has long been considered the dance capital of the world, but this year there’s been enough West Coast activity to get the attention of even die-hard New Yorkers. First we heard that … Continue reading

Dance Teacher Summit Top 10

August 4, 2014 by

We’re still buzzing with energy from our Dance Teacher Summit this weekend. From the special session for studio owners on Thursday to the Closing Summit panel on Sunday, incredible material was shared. Thank you dance … Continue reading