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

Problem Solved: Something Old, Something New

November 1, 2006 by

Solution #1: Make Connections.
Too often you mind find that a few of your students are having trouble with a basic movement- and that you’re running out of ways to explain it, especially when the … Continue reading

Mia Full of Grace

November 1, 2006 by

With an approach to choreography that has been dubbed “go-for-broke” and “eclectic,” by The New York Times, Mia Michaels—perhaps best known for her recurring role as a judge and choreographer on Fox TV’s runaway hit … Continue reading

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