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Articles by Karen White

Competing with the Clock

August 1, 2010 by

The hands on the clock fly around, the next competition looms, yet the numbers need more polishing. Team kids already spend endless hours at the studio in regular classes. How do you fit in enough … Continue reading

Guest Spot

February 15, 2009 by

One of the surest ways to liven up a lesson is to invite a guest or teaching artist to work with your students. “At the most rudimentary level, it’s exciting to bring someone from the … Continue reading

Dance Teachers Plus

January 1, 2009 by

Like Clark Kent, Alex Bloomstein leads a double life. Every morning at 7:30, he drives from his home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to his law office in Hillsdale, New York, and works until mid-afternoon. Then … Continue reading

Strategic Scheduling

October 16, 2008 by

Everybody wants to dance nowadays, but who has the time? Kids are overscheduled and parents overstressed, so it’s important to remember one of the basic principles of successfully running a business: Know your customer. This … Continue reading

It Takes Two

September 13, 2008 by

One is fun, but two can be terrific. Partner dancing is all the rage today, with couples twirling and dipping everywhere on TV and in the movies. But before they can thrill audiences with a … Continue reading

Costume Call

September 13, 2008 by

Costumes are so lovely, yet only studio owners realize the hard work, hassles and headaches that lie beneath those innocent sequins. While there is no way to satisfy every student or assure every costume will … Continue reading