Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Leigh Kamping-Carder

Collegiate Career

March 7, 2011 by

St. Edward’s University lets professional dancers earn a college degree while continuing to perform.
In May, Stephen Mills will earn a BA from St. Edward’s University, a liberal arts college nestled in downtown Austin. That fact … Continue reading

The Politics of Casting

October 29, 2010 by

Last year, when a large ballet academy held auditions for its annual Nutcracker, the studio owner knew that five “absolutely brilliant girls” coveted the role of Clara. But the owner, who has asked to remain … Continue reading

Food for Thought

September 1, 2010 by

Making food and drink available at your studio—whether through your main office, a vending machine or a donated refrigerator—can sustain students (and waiting parents) between classes and boost your business. And it can be as … Continue reading

Moving On

June 1, 2010 by

When Bette Winslow decided to sell her eponymous dance studio in 2005, she refused to compromise on one thing: The space had to remain a dance school. Not a rental space. Not a piece of … Continue reading