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Juan Carlos Peñuela

August 1, 2014 by

How I Teach Entrechat Trois in the Cuban Style

Juan Carlos Peñuela’s Level 5 technique class at Ballet Hispanico in New York City runs like a friendly laboratory with one clear mission: for students to discover … Continue reading

10 Lessons Studio Teachers Can Borrow from the Classroom

August 1, 2014 by

K–12 teachers share their best practices.
The greatest difference between studio students and those in a K–12 setting is that students in the studio generally want to be there,” says Elisabeth Gosselin, who teaches at Harlem … Continue reading

Choosing Not to Compete

August 1, 2014 by

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

There’s a Place for Us

August 1, 2014 by

Jason Warley turns rejection into opportunity at Center Stage Dance & Theatre School.

When dancers walk into their first rehearsal for The Ensemble, they’re rarely happy to be there. After all, membership in this company was probably … Continue reading

The 2014 Dance Teacher Awards

At the Dance Teacher  Summit
August 1–3 • New York City 
Four remarkable educators: Jane Carter, Andrea Kramer, Karyn Tomczak and Joan Sheary nurture their students with real-world performing experiences, financial support and emphasis on academic success, not to mention top-notch training. 

Jane Carter
Building a California competition … Continue reading

Lifetime Achievement Awardee Franco De Vita

July 1, 2014 by

How I teach ballet
In Franco De Vita’s class, less is more. Trim and poised, a neck scarf tucked neatly into his popped collar, he leads his Level 5 students through short, simple combinations, maintaining a brisk … Continue reading