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Articles by Sara Jarrett

Dance Class? Whatever!

October 8, 2009 by

College prep. Clubs. Sports. Boys. High school students face a lot of pressure—and dance classes are often only a small part of their hectic schedules. So how can you keep your teenage students from dropping … Continue reading

Performance Boosters

September 17, 2009 by

Foods to keep you fueled, fit and focused
If summer break meant a slower schedule, later nights and a slip in your healthy-eating routine, it’s time to get your nutrition habits back on track before hitting … Continue reading

Allergy Action Plan

March 8, 2009 by

From peanuts to wheat, food allergies seem more common than ever. Luckily, with awareness and planning they can be managed with ease. If dancers on your competition team have dietary restrictions, they’re likely used to … Continue reading

Making the (Up)grade

February 8, 2009 by

As the saying goes, it takes money to make money: Spending a little now to spruce up your studio may do more than energize existing students—it could help attract new ones. Here, we offer ideas … Continue reading

The New Guy

January 15, 2009 by

Unlike most female dancers, many male dancers start dance training late—and still go on to have successful performance careers. Well-known professionals such as Broadway choreographer Robert Ashford and Merce Cunningham, for example, started dancing seriously … Continue reading

The Modern Mode

September 1, 2008 by

Former Paul Taylor Dance Company member Heather Berest admits to having had an addiction to Graham technique in her youth. “I got hooked,” she says of the style she studied at New York City’s Martha … Continue reading