Teaching

SurveyMonkey

December 1, 2014 by

Online survey-generating software at surveymonkey.com
Free basic service; $26/month select service; $300/year gold service; $780/year platinum service; free app on iTunes

With SurveyMonkey, you can build questionnaires that will help you better satisfy your customers. Use it … Continue reading

Martha Chapman Teaches Ballet for Every Body

December 1, 2014 by

Martha Chapman, a former dancer with the New York City Opera Ballet, understands the importance of proper alignment for each individual’s body. In her Advanced Beginner Ballet class at Steps on Broadway, she emphasizes making … Continue reading

Recommended: Through the Eyes of a Dancer: Selected Writings

December 1, 2014 by

By Wendy Perron
Wesleyan University Press; 362 pages; $29.95
Wendy Perron’s eclectic collection of dance writing—essays, articles, reviews, blog posts and interviews—covers the last 50 years of dance in New York City from an insider’s point of … Continue reading

Holiday Transition

December 1, 2014 by

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker takes a bow.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in the Seattle area for more than 30 years. But this season is the last for the ballet, designed by … Continue reading

The Path of Least Resistance

November 1, 2014 by

Three professional dancers share how their degree paths affected their college experiences.
For those who want to pursue dance in college, it’s a common question: Which degree path is the right one? At first glance, the … Continue reading

Please Don’t Tap on the Glass

November 1, 2014 by

Studio directors share viewing policies that work.
 
Crafting a class observation policy that makes students, teachers and parents happy is no easy feat. After all, shows like “Dance Moms” make it seem normal for parents to … Continue reading