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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

Dos and Don’ts for Competition

October 15, 2005 by

Top competition judges tell DT what they love to see in competition—and what studios should avoid. 
DO:
-Pick appropriate music.“Music should be something a dancer relates to. Seeing an 11-year-old emote to a song about reflection upon … Continue reading

Start Your Own Dance Company, Part 1

September 15, 2005 by

Even Balanchine had a few false starts before he launched New York City Ballet. Advance planning and a thoughtful approach can give you the necessary boost to help survive the difficult first years. In this … Continue reading