Teaching

The “It” Factor

September 13, 2008 by

For dance teachers preparing students for competition, all kinds of factors come into play when shaping the total performance package—from flawless technique to eye-catching choreography. Yet even with all the right puzzle pieces, a performance … Continue reading

It Takes Two

September 13, 2008 by

One is fun, but two can be terrific. Partner dancing is all the rage today, with couples twirling and dipping everywhere on TV and in the movies. But before they can thrill audiences with a … Continue reading

The ABC’s of Costume Care

September 13, 2008 by

After taking the time to choose and order the perfect costumes for your dancers, it’s smart to put just as much thought into their cleaning and storage. Disaster can strike even the most experienced dance … Continue reading

Community Connection

September 13, 2008 by

Kristine Anderson has been teaching dance for 25 years in a variety of settings, from studios to public schools. But it was only five years ago, when she joined the faculty at Butler Community College … Continue reading

Face to Face: Lar Lubovitch

September 2, 2008 by

With more than 100 works to his name, many in the repertories of the world’s top companies, Lar Lubovitch is one of the world’s most prolific and well-known choreographers. Born in Chicago, he grew up … Continue reading

Spotlight Studio: In Full Bloom

September 2, 2008 by

Since its inception in 2002, Compton Dance Theatre has inhabited various spaces, but one element has always persisted: flowers—and more importantly, their growth. From colorful orchids to carefully planted gardens, the sweet smell of success … Continue reading