How-To: Lights, Camera, Action

April 6, 2007 by

As a choreographer, you are uniquely adept at discussing your work, but when it comes to applying for fellowships, festivals or showcases, your choreography does the talking. Unless you have limitless resources, you won’t have … Continue reading

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