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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 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

Planning Ahead

August 1, 2014 by
Planning Ahead

By Karen Hildebrand
As I’m writing this note, it’s June and summer is still a new bloom. The beach is open, the days are deliciously long, we’re nursing the first sunburns of the season—New York City … Continue reading

The Best of Everything

July 1, 2014 by

Are you ready for our Dance Teacher Summit? The excitement is building as we prepare to bring the pages of the magazine to life, August 1–3, here in New York City—great classes with your favorite … Continue reading

Taking Care of Business

June 1, 2014 by

I look forward every year to working on the studio business issue. Although we discuss business every month, June is when we dive in head first. We’re pleased to bring you the story of how Joffrey … Continue reading