Stress-Free Globetrotting

April 1, 2007 by

Successful studios are providing students with broader travel opportunities—not only to competitions, but also to master workshops, festivals and intensives. Here are eight tips that can help turn a potentially maddening experience into an enjoyable … Continue reading

Home is Where the Heart Is

February 1, 2007 by

Fabian Barnes celebrates 20 years of performance and outreach.
With the grand opening of a $5 million arts complex last November, it’s hard to imagine that The Dance Institute of Washington started 20 years ago in … Continue reading

Costume Catastrophe!

November 1, 2006 by

Like many studio owners preparing for recital season, Sue Sampson-Dalena of the Dance School of Fresno in California ordered costumes for her June performance in January. But when the arrival date for one class’s costumes … Continue reading

Complex Costumes

November 1, 2006 by

Jazz pants, warm-ups, leotards and sweatpants—the dancer’s everyday uniform is designed for ultimate comfort in class. Onstage, however, all bets are off. From a very young age, dancers learn all about the annoyances of itchy … Continue reading

Panic-Free Partnering

November 1, 2006 by

First-time partnering can be as nerve-wracking for teachers as it is for students, requiring daredevil feats to complete impressive tricks and lifts. Dance Teacher spoke with instructors to find out how to prepare students for … Continue reading

Problem Solved: Something Old, Something New

November 1, 2006 by

Solution #1: Make Connections.
Too often you mind find that a few of your students are having trouble with a basic movement- and that you’re running out of ways to explain it, especially when the … Continue reading