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Start Your Own Dance Company, Part 4

March 15, 2006 by

Just as great dancers always strive to refine their technique, great artistic directors are always looking for ways to grow their company. By letting people know about your company, finding performance outlets, preserving your work … Continue reading

Stay Sane

March 1, 2006 by

8 ways to crush competition stress
No one could call competition season relaxing. Weekends on the road, busloads of excited kids and heaps of glittery costumes can all add up to a high-piled plate of stress. … Continue reading

Start Your Own Dance Company, Part 3

January 15, 2006 by

Although it’s not something many artists look forward to, one of the most important parts of starting a dance company is figuring out how to make money—or at least earn enough to cover costs. It’s … Continue reading

Showcase Your Students on Television

December 16, 2005 by

Hello Matt! Good morning, Katie!” With studio lights blazing, cameras focused and your top students standing at the ready, wouldn’t you love to be saying those words? If you made it onto NBC’s “Today Show,” … Continue reading

Blueprint for Success

November 19, 2005 by

When New York City’s public school students entered their classrooms this fall, they were greeted by teachers who had a new trick up their sleeves: a game plan for dance education. Following a mandate from … Continue reading

Start Your Own Dance Company, Part 2

November 15, 2005 by

In Part 2 of our series on starting a dance troupe, we ask (and answer) the tricky questions: What are the pros and cons of being a nonprofit, and the logistics of becoming one? 
Few people … Continue reading