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To celebrate Valentine's Day in the most dance-centric way possible, we sat down with five powerhouse dance-teaching couples to talk about their love stories. What do they admire about each other? What are their couple goals and their teaching philosophies, and how do they make their relationships work, especially when they work together? Get ready to swoon!

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Kirven and Antonio Douthit-Boyd (Photo by Jacob Blickenstaff, courtesy of Douthit-Boyd)

To celebrate Valentine's Day in the most dance-centric way possible, we sat down with five powerhouse dance-teaching couples to talk about their love stories. What do they admire about each other? What are their couple goals and their teaching philosophies, and how do they make their relationships work, especially when they work together? Get ready to swoon!

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Simon Ball and Frances Perez-Ball while at Boston Ballet (photo by Lisa Spinella, courtesy of the photographer)

To celebrate Valentine's Day in the most dance-centric way possible, we sat down with five powerhouse dance-teaching couples to talk about their love stories. What do they admire about each other? What are their couple goals and their teaching philosophies, and how do they make their relationships work, especially when they work together? Get ready to swoon!

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The Innovators

by Karen Hildebrand

On Thin Ice

Jody Sperling calls attention to the impact of climate change.

You Could Be YouTube Famous

Three choreographers use video-sharing sites to go viral.

Plus: Yes, Emily: Studio owner and Facebook sage

Alberto Del Saz

How I teach the Nikolais/Louis philosophy

Fashion

Dancewear looks you’ll love both in and out of the studio

Face to Face

A Conversation with choreographer Warren Carlyle

Teachers’ Tools

Up close with Lisa Swenton-Eppard

Marcelo Gomes

Music for classical and contemporary ballet

Your Best Legs

Bowlegged, hyperextended, knock-kneed—or not

Alwin Nikolais

Multimedia pioneer

Sky-High Skills

Training your students to dance in heels

Finding the Patterns

An innovative way to learn math and music with movement

How to Date a College Dance Program

4 ways to make sure you’re making the right match

3 Ways to Make Summer Sales Sizzle

Creative programming can keep revenue running in the slow season.

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It’s Never Too Late

by Karen Hildebrand

Jared Grimes

How I teach tap

Reigniting a Passion

Lisa Mara gives nonprofessional adult dancers a place to perform.

Mystic India

A major touring production with a Bollywood focus

Fashion

Costumes for tots who love the spotlight

Face to Face

A Conversation with Joanie Smith of Shapiro & Smith Dance

Teachers’ Tools

Up close with Amanda Perry

Trae Turner

Music for hip hop/urban contemporary

Boys to Men

Strength training for male dancers entering puberty

Jerome Robbins

Ballet and Broadway genius

On Pointe at Any Age

Considerations for teaching adult ballet dancers

Higher Ground

Three students who discovered aerial—and how it’s impacting their dance careers

Is Your Tax Bill Too High?

Business deductions for studio owners and freelance teachers

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A New Breed

by Karen Hildebrand

On Top of the World

How Nick DeMoura became one of the most sought-after choreographers in Hollywood

Nurturing the Gift

Training the new breed of hypertalented young dancers

Blossom Leilani Crawford

How I teach Pilates for dancers

Fashion

Ballet slippers and pointe shoes

Face to Face

A conversation with dance writer Claudia La Rocco

Teachers’ Tools

Up close with Lirena Branitski

Robyn Mineko Williams

Music to inspire choreography

Finding Your Om

Reap the benefits of meditation.

John Bubbles

The father of rhythm tap

Let’s Go, Team!

5 team-building activities for your competition dancers

Leading a Double Life

Three college grads explain how double majoring shaped their careers.

From “Ho Hum” to “Aha!”

Making bold changes to the way you run your studio

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The Career Issue

by Karen Hildebrand

Making Space for Dance

Gina Gibney’s visionary expansion in New York City

That’s What Friends Are For

Two studio owners who forgot they were competitors

Heather Rigg

How I teach commercial jazz

Fashion

Cool Kicks: Footwear for jazz, tap, hip hop and more

Face to Face

A Conversation with San Francisco Ballet’s Myles Thatcher

Teachers’ Tools

Up close with Amanda Pope

Ellenore Scott

Music for contemporary jazz

Your Best Feet

4 simple steps to great feet

Marie Taglioni

The first Romantic ballerina

Say It, Don’t Plié It

Exercises to help dancers build verbal confidence

3 Reasons to Go for a Dance Education Degree

With 4 tips on how to choose a program

5 Mistakes That Could Be Holding Your Studio Back

And some quick and easy fixes

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Jump Start

by Karen Hildebrand

Nancy Bielski

How I Teach Ballet to the Pros

Carrying the Torch

Two teachers who embody the spirit of David Howard

Dance Whisperers

Five dance teachers with superpowers

Fashion

A spectacular array of tutus

Face to Face

A Conversation with Ailey’s Hope Boykin

Teachers’ Tools

Up close with Kitty Carter

Ronen Koresh

Music for modern and contemporary dance

Surviving Cold and Flu Season

Fact vs. myth

Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno

The creators of butoh

Thinking on Your Feet

Improvisation exercises for tap dancers

5 Reasons to Recommend Community College

Why a two-year option can be a good idea

7 Tips for Doing Discounts Right

How to motivate clients to spend more—without giving away the store

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