Articles by Lisa Traiger
Preserving ancient Sri Lankan dance in a traditional Western studio
Young dancers file into the CityDance studio in Bethesda, Maryland, and raise their palms to their foreheads, lower them to their chests, gesture out to their … Continue reading
In a culture that glamorizes competitive dance, some studios continue to quietly educate dancers without trophies.
When Tori Rogoski opened her studio in 2001, she decided to model her curriculum on that of a university … Continue reading
After a career spent honing her own teaching methods, Rima Faber leads the charge for national standards.
Spend a Saturday morning with Rima Faber and her 2-, 3- and 4-year-old dancers at Joy of Motion Dance Center in Washington, … Continue reading
Tips for making the most of limited opportunities, plus Davis & Elkins College’s new percussive dance program
Emily Oleson (right) heads Davis & Elkins College’s new program in American vernacular dance.
With more than 600 college dance programs … Continue reading
As summer temperatures rise, dance teachers from all over the country may find themselves reaching for a sweater in over-air-conditioned hotel and convention center ballrooms, where an alphabet soup of teacher-training workshops—from DMA to DEA, … Continue reading