How to Start a Charter School

August 16, 2005 by

After two decades of preparing young dancers for professional careers, Hannah Raiken-Schulman was ready to challenge herself with something new. She didn’t want to give up teaching dance. That, she loved. But after a long … Continue reading

Technical Theater Know-Hows to Enhance Your Recital

August 15, 2005 by

You know in your mind’s eye exactly what you want your recital to look like onstage. But when you get to the first tech rehearsal, you end up spending an hour trying to find the … Continue reading

Selecting Age-Appropriate Costumes, Music, and Choreography

August 15, 2005 by

What is age-appropriate and what is not? In many cases, children under 14 are given choreography, music and costuming that may be acceptable for an 18-year-old, but are too suggestive for younger teens.
There is a … Continue reading


August 1, 2005 by

Americans spend more than $13 billion a year on chocolate, proving that while we may be trying to be more health conscious, we just can’t resist the sweet stuff. And, with Charlie and the Chocolate … Continue reading

Buster Brown

May 15, 2005 by

Buster Brown (1913–2002) was one of the last surviving members of the legendary Copasetics, a group of master tappers who came together after the death of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. An active teacher and performer for … Continue reading

Dance for Special Education Students

May 2, 2005 by

Teaching dance in a K–12 setting means working with students with a wide range of abilities: Not everyone can execute a perfect grand jeté or double pirouette. Adding special education students to the mix is … Continue reading