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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

Technique, Technique, Technique

April 1, 2014 by

Turns out one of the best ways to prepare young dancers for a professional future may be to show them what that future looks like. That’s the approach teacher Jess Hendricks took with the young … Continue reading

The Healing Power of Dance

March 1, 2014 by

When I met Tammy DePascal last summer at the Dance Teacher Summit, I knew we had to tell her story in the magazine. She offered her Force Friends class as a model for teaching dance … Continue reading

What a View

February 1, 2014 by

When out-of-town visitors attend Kat Wildish’s class at The Ailey Studios, she likes to suggest they have their photo taken in the corner window. From six floors up, the view of New York City is … Continue reading

New Year, New Goals

January 1, 2014 by

While some of us are once again resolving to lose a few pounds or live within a budget, our cover subjects this month inspire us to think bigger for the new year. Yvette L. Campbell, … Continue reading

Editor’s Note: 2013 Reflections

December 2, 2013 by

We tend to think of December as being filled with holiday festivities, The Nutcracker and year-end recitals. But it’s also a great time to reflect. What were your successes this year, and what do you … Continue reading

Editor’s Note: Gratitude

November 1, 2013 by

I love that David Hallberg brought his mother to the Dance Teacher cover shoot. While it’s always a privilege to watch an artist of his caliber warm up at the barre, the chance to see … Continue reading