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Industrial Strength

April 1, 2014 by

Christy Wolverton’s formula for launching competition dancers into professional careers 
2014 started out in a highly meaningful way for Christy Wolverton—surrounded by dance, good intentions and the tight-knit community she’s created via her Plano, Texas–based studio, … Continue reading

Head-to-Toe Bad Habits and How to Fix Them

April 1, 2014 by

Four master teachers weigh in on their approaches to common problems. 
Bad habits—they’re enough to drive any dance teacher batty. Seeping into a student’s technique, their routine, almost involuntary nature makes them extremely difficult to break. … Continue reading

Force Friends

March 1, 2014 by

How Creative Force Dance Center launched a special-needs class that ALL students want to take
 
Carson cannot wait for Wednesdays. That’s the day the 16-year-old takes Force Friends, a 45-minute technique class designed for dancers with … Continue reading

Dancing to Heal

March 1, 2014 by

Martha Eddy has created a movement class to counter the side effects of cancer treatment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
As Melinda Teutschel begins teaching an early afternoon Moving For Life class in Pleasant Hill, California, the dancers stand in a … Continue reading

Deborah Wingert

March 1, 2014 by

How I teach ballet

Don’t let Deborah Wingert’s silvery hair fool you. Dressed in a black turtleneck and leggings, she unfurls her leg into an ear-height développé one Saturday afternoon while demonstrating adagio for her advanced … Continue reading

Laurie De Vito

February 1, 2014 by

How I teach Simonson
When Laurie De Vito tells her class of intermediate-advanced Simonson technique students to “carve” through the space, to “really slice it, long and flat,” to “scoop” and “toss,” it’s almost as if … Continue reading