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New Takes on Classic ’Dos

October 1, 2014 by

Three updated performance hairstyles
Looking to spice up the classic bun or French twist in your next recital? DT rounded up three modern looks for the stage, plus tips and must-have supplies from New York City–based … Continue reading

It Takes Heart to Win Trophies

October 1, 2014 by

Three successful competition studios that differ in size and location have at least one thing in common.

For studios big and small, attending conventions and competitions is a chance for students to explore beyond the walls … Continue reading

Be Our Guest

October 1, 2014 by

You’ve invited a celebrity choreographer to your studio to create a number for your senior dancers. Now what?
Megan Lawson is on a mission: finish choreographing the senior piece for Dance Impressions studio in just three days. Typically, she … Continue reading

The Judges’ Lament

October 1, 2014 by

Choreography trends that competition judges would love to lose 

By the end of competition season, judges have seen it all—amazing routines, one-of-a-kind props and costumes and many stand-out dancers. But there are some things they wish … Continue reading

Derek Mitchell

October 1, 2014 by

How I teach street jazz

“Scoop, reach, swipe, cut, groove, groove. Then tick, tick, click.” In a fitted T-shirt, stretch jeans and sneakers, Derek Mitchell describes the shape and feeling of movements as he performs them. … Continue reading

Early Exit

September 1, 2014 by

Should your students consider a three-year college plan? 
After high school, Melissa Meng’s parents and teachers encouraged her to pursue a college degree, but the aspiring ballerina wasn’t convinced that giving up four of her precious … Continue reading