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Articles by Kristen Lewis

Performance Planner: A Fine Kettle of Fish

January 10, 2011 by

This year, take your show under the sea. Preballet students make adorable octopi. Tap students can be clams. Cast older dancers as mermaids in a lyrical number, or choose some jazzy tunes for a group … Continue reading

Face to Face: Linda Haberman

December 1, 2009 by

Each holiday season, millions of people flock to New York City hoping to catch the Radio City Christmas Spectacular—the show that has been dazzling theatergoers of all ages since 1933. And audiences have been enjoying … Continue reading

Safety First

October 8, 2009 by

As a studio owner, you know the importance of maintaining a safe haven for your staff members and students. But with increasing litigiousness and the bevy of injury risks unique to dance, it’s now more … Continue reading

The Power of Play

September 16, 2009 by

Persuading teens to join a dance class is only half the battle for K–12 teachers. Once students are on board, creating a safe environment for them to learn without having to worry about how they … Continue reading

Imagine That!

May 8, 2009 by

“Dance like there’s a hurricane inside your body.” “Walk as if you’re wearing heavy boots.” “Wave your arm like you’re painting a rainbow on the ceiling.” These are examples of imagery, one of a dance … Continue reading

Problem Solved: Beating Choreographer’s Block

February 8, 2009 by

Your spring show is three months away, Regionals are around the corner, and you have dozens of numbers to choreograph. But you’re stuck. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry—you are not alone. Some of today’s … Continue reading