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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

A New Breed

February 28, 2015 by

 I distinctly remember having a lively intermission conversation at a Youth America Grand Prix gala performance several years ago. We had just had our minds blown by a tiny dancer who performed with a technical … Continue reading

The Career Issue

January 29, 2015 by

The New York City dance community has been watching our cover story unfold since late 2013, when the beloved Dance New Amsterdam studio lost its space in Lower Manhattan. What could easily have ended in … Continue reading

Jump Start

December 29, 2014 by

We’ve just returned from the annual National Dance Education Organization conference in Chicago, and I’m still flying from all the positive energy of the K–12 and college/university educators who shared and discussed their methods. Just … Continue reading

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