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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

Strong Foundations

October 1, 2015 by

It’s official. Ballet is big on the competition circuit. Our trend watchers report that pointe shoes and tutus made an impressive showing at Nationals this year. Of course, as educators, we know that a strong … Continue reading

Farewell, Ella

September 1, 2015 by

While others may flock to the beach to enjoy the final days of summer, dancers (and those who love them) take to Jacob’s Pillow in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts. This past weekend was the … Continue reading

The Dance Family Tree

September 1, 2015 by

As we were putting this issue to bed, I caught a piece in The New York Times about Sonya Tayeh. After launching a successful commercial career seven years ago, the choreographer (DT, December 2010) is … Continue reading

Dance Teacher Summit Goes Bicoastal

August 3, 2015 by

What a great event we had last week in Long Beach! It was three-plus very full days of classes, workshops, panel discussions and networking, networking, networking. It was hard to say farewell to the fresh … Continue reading

The Art of Giving Back

August 1, 2015 by

There’s something very special about an artist who takes time out of her very crowded professional life to give back to her community. We got to witness an example of this when Camille A. Brown’s … Continue reading

Look Who’s Here!

July 28, 2015 by

We’re excited to be in sunny California for our Dance Teacher Summit this week, where the pages of the magazine come to life. Look who we ran into on opening night:

1. Denise Wall 


2. Al Blackstone

3. … Continue reading