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L.A. Story

June 30, 2015 by

Jenifer Ringer’s fresh start on the West Coast
When Jenifer Ringer retired from New York City Ballet in 2014, to New York audiences it felt like the departure of an old friend. She had brilliant technique … Continue reading

The 2015 Dance Teacher Awards

June 30, 2015 by

At the Dance Teacher Summit
July 28–30, 2015 • Long Beach, CA
Four remarkable educators: Jochelle Pereña, Dale Lam, Brandee Williams Lara and Vera Ninkovic inspire us by nurturing their students’ love of dance, whether preparing … Continue reading

Kathryn Sullivan

June 30, 2015 by

How I teach ballet
As the students filter into Kathryn Sullivan’s Advanced Beginning Ballet Class at Steps on Broadway, one of them presents Sullivan with a thank-you-for-helping-me-improve bouquet. It is an ordinary Friday morning, no special … Continue reading

Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat

June 1, 2015 by

How We Teach Salsa
In a mixed-level class at Peridance Capezio Center, Ahtoy WonPat-Borja gets her beginner salsa dancers moving with a marching rhythm as she counts, “One, two three,” pause, “Five, six, seven,” pause. In … Continue reading

One Stop for Hip Hop

June 1, 2015 by

Kelly Dailey is breaking beats—and boundaries—with a new studio business model in Dayton, Ohio.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hip-hop classes have long been a viable means of attracting boys to dance studios, but what happens when the entire studio is … Continue reading

Dancer by Choice, Studio Owner by Default

Two women who stepped up to run their family businesses
Nicole Benson
Benson Academy of Dance
Ocala, Florida
Though Nicole Benson began her training in her mother’s small-town dance studio, the idea of taking over the family business didn’t … Continue reading