Teaching

Making Connections

December 16, 2008 by

Rebecca McGregor’s high school guidance counselor told her she’d never make a living teaching dance in the K–12 sector. At the time, there were only three full-time high school dance teachers in all of Vermont, … Continue reading

How-To: Above and Beyond

December 13, 2008 by

These days, giving students a thorough and balanced dance education often means going beyond your regular curriculum. Since dancers are expected to be versatile, intelligent and savvy, it pays to go that extra mile with … Continue reading

Stepping Stone

December 13, 2008 by

When dancing high school seniors consider their postgraduation options, they often overlook community colleges. But the dance department at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, is one place where they can take their next steps … Continue reading

Convention Compass

December 13, 2008 by

Navigating the convention world can be daunting, but also well worth the effort. After all, these events offer many lessons and experiences that students can’t gain in the studio alone. Exposing your dancers to new … Continue reading

12 Months of Fundraising

December 3, 2008 by

A dance competition here, recital costumes there—all the extras add up. Fundraisers are a great way to defray costs, but coming up with fresh ideas (not another car wash!) can be a daunting task. So … Continue reading

Face Value

December 1, 2008 by

A performer’s facial expressions often play a large role in transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Along with boosting entertainment value, they can enable the audience to relate to a piece. “The dancer is usually … Continue reading