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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

We’re Headed to L.A.!

July 1, 2015 by

An unofficial westward migration is quietly taking place these days. If New York City is the dance capital of the U.S., then Los Angeles is its summer vacation home. The East Coast/West Coast debate is … Continue reading

It’s All About the People

June 1, 2015 by

Dance studio business advice is a staple of Dance Teacher. We share expert perspectives in every issue—from managing your brand to how to best clean your floors. But our annual Studio Business issue is my … Continue reading

The Innovators

May 1, 2015 by

I’m always fascinated when people step outside their comfort zones. That’s at least part of the reason I was so taken with choreographer Jody Sperling’s adventure to the Arctic Ocean. Talk about plunging into the … Continue reading

On Thin Ice

May 1, 2015 by

In 2014, Jody Sperling became the first choreographer to conduct research on a U.S. Coast Guard science expedition to the Arctic Ocean. She’s now making a 30-minute work that she hopes will call attention to … Continue reading

It’s Never Too Late

April 1, 2015 by

I think we’re all painfully aware that the number of talented dance students exceeds the professional opportunities that will be open to them as adults. But as many dance teachers point out, a professional career … Continue reading

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