Tools/Resources

Technology: Cloud Storage

April 1, 2015 by

Three options for your data storage
Organization and communication are key to running a successful studio. With cloud storage—storing data online via a virtual server—you can keep track of syllabi, schedules, music, rehearsal footage and important … Continue reading

Recommended: Jitterbugs! A dance-along story inspired by real American Jitterbugs.

April 1, 2015 by

Written by Margot Toppen and illustrated by Karen Light
EduMotion LLC; 32 pages; $17.99
Shorty George is a teeny-tiny bug with a gift for swing dance. Big Bea is a giant bumblebee, twice Shorty George’s size but … Continue reading

Technology: Mini Speakers

March 1, 2015 by

Three gadgets for music on the go
Any place is a potential rehearsal space, right? But makeshift studios don’t always come equipped with sound systems. With mini speakers, your music becomes portable. Here are three options … Continue reading

Recommended: Dances for an iPhone, Volume 4: Dancing Sondheim

March 1, 2015 by

App for iPhone and iPad; free
The idea behind all four volumes of choreographer Richard Daniels’ iPhone app is simple: short videos of mature modern dancers, clad in rehearsal clothes, dancing in a studio filled with … Continue reading

DanceMaster app for iPhone and iPad

January 30, 2015 by

Music player for rehearsal; $5.99 in the iTunes store
With the easy-to-use DanceMaster app, the days of mixing up and losing music cues are over. Each time you pause a piece of music, DanceMaster automatically returns … Continue reading

The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company (Revised Edition)

January 30, 2015 by

By Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson
McGraw-Hill; 256 pages; $18.95
Everyone would agree that Walt Disney World runs like a well-oiled machine, but can the business strategies of a theme park and multimillion-dollar production company translate to … Continue reading