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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
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

May 2014

May 1, 2014 by

Step, Skip, Leap
by Karen Hildebrand
Standard Practice
Rima Faber leads the charge for national dance standards.
Back It Up
How backward curriculum design applies to tap class
Vanessa Salgado
How I teach pre-ballet
Trends in stagewear for tiny dancers
Michelle Dorrance
Mastering the … Continue reading

April 2014

April 1, 2014 by

Technique, Technique, Technique
by Karen Hildebrand
Industrial Strength
Christy Wolverton’s formula for launching competition dancers into professional careers
Head-to-Toe Bad Habits and How to Fix Them
Four master teachers weigh in on their approaches to common problems
On the Horizon: Summer … Continue reading