Teaching

Stunning Spacing

October 1, 2012 by

In the few moments before the lights went up on her students’ competition number, Lisa Pelliteri of Plumb Performing Arts Center in Arizona held her breath as she watched a potential nightmare unfold: A young … Continue reading

Creating the Perfect Look

October 1, 2012 by

Makeup for your team
You’ve been doing your own stage makeup for years, and you know what colors work. But when designing a uniform look for students with a range of skin tones, it can get … Continue reading

Tap Dance Flash Cards

October 1, 2012 by

By Janet Jerger
Dance Teacher Press, 2012 
23 cards
Accentuate your beginning tap lessons with Tap Dance Flash Cards. Whether you use them to introduce new steps or to play games at the end of class, young students … Continue reading

Beyond the Trophies

September 1, 2012 by

Embracing competition circuit students into college dance
Sophomore Lindsay Deitchman says it took her a full semester to feel comfortable at Ohio State University’s dance program. Competing with studios in Westchester, New York, she had little … Continue reading

Oh, No! My Students Are…

September 1, 2012 by

Nine teachers discuss their most frequent corrections.
Dance Teacher asked nine respected instructors to identify the most common technique mistakes they see when addressing a group of students for the first time. Here, they discuss the … Continue reading

Igor Stravinsky

September 1, 2012 by

The 20th century’s leading ballet composer
“The first night of the ballet was the most astonishing event. …At the first sounds of the music, shouts and hissing started in the audience, and it was difficult for … Continue reading