Teaching

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

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