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November 2014

November 1, 2014 by

There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…
by Karen Hildebrand
A Return to Classicism
Gelsey Kirkland shares her passionate approach to traditional ballet training.
Recital Roulette
Land on a fresh theme for your annual show.
Troy Powell
How I teach Horton technique
Fashion
Costume … Continue reading

October 2014

October 1, 2014 by

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
by Karen Hildebrand
Derek Mitchell
How I teach street jazz
Be Our Guest
You’ve invited a famous choreographer to your studio to create a … Continue reading

September 2014

September 1, 2014 by

East Coast, West Coast
by Karen Hildebrand
Breeding Hybrids
Los Angeles gets a high-profile interdisciplinary college dance program.
Taking a Mid-Career Leap
Cherylyn Lavagnino leaves university administration to pursue her artistic career.
Touchdowns and Tour Jetés
A Brooklyn studio attracts young athletes to … Continue reading

August 2014

August 1, 2014 by

Planning Ahead
by Karen Hildebrand
There’s a Place for Us
Jason Warley turns rejection into opportunity at Center Stage Dance & Theatre School.
Choosing Not to Compete
Some studios quietly educate dancers without trophies.
10 Lessons Studio Teachers Can Borrow from the Classroom
K–12 … Continue reading

July 2014

July 1, 2014 by

The Best of Everything
by Karen Hildebrand
Lifetime Achievement Awardee Franco De Vita
How I Teach Ballet
The Dance Teacher Awards
Congratulations to Jane Carter, Andrea Kramer, Karyn Tomczak and Joan Sheary
Fashion
Breezy Skirts and Sleek Shorts
Jordan Matter
Making dancers look good
Teachers’ Tools
Up close … Continue reading

June 2014

June 1, 2014 by

Taking Care of Business
by Karen Hildebrand
The Fall and Rise of the Joffrey Ballet School
Turning a founder’s artistic vision into a sustainable business
Beyond the Daddy Daughter Dance
Tapping a valuable source of studio volunteers
Aaron Tolson
How I teach … Continue reading