Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center's founder Homer Hans Bryant has been nurturing and supporting dancers since 1990.
2008 Music Guide
More than 25 music distributors offer selections for class and recital
The Dos and Don'ts of Hip Hop
Teacher Pat-Y-O shows how to get the hip-hop look right.
Get Your Groove On
Choreographers Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo share their favorite hip-hop tracks.
Solutions for minimizing conflict and creating a cohesive competition team
Cover to Cover
Nine new dance titles
Ask the Experts
Performing background checks and the right time to start competition
Performance Planner: All You Need Is Love
For your next recital, put L-O-V-E center stage.
A pioneer of African-based dance in the U.S.
Three K–12 dance teachers share tips for keeping classrooms in check.
Studio owners weigh in on the best ways to make students behave.
Fuel Your Teaching
Simple steps to nourish your mind and body for a full day of teaching
Where the Heart Is
Creating an inviting studio environment will keep dancers and their families coming back for more.
The Floor Factor
Key questions you should ask to make sure you choose a safe, comfortable and long-lasting floor surface
Building a Dance Library
Enhance our students' education by creating a studio resource library.
As the director of dance at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Belmont, Massachusetts, Istvan Cserven organizes the biannual student showcases, prepares dancers for competition and trains new instructors. On top of all that, he teaches the upper-level technique classes. A former ballroom champion in Hungary, he is well-acquainted with both rhythm and smooth ballroom-dance styles.
In an event inspired by the words of President John F. Kennedy, The Washington Ballet will perform the world premier of WHO WHEN WHY this Saturday, June 24, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Kogod Courtyard.
After having spent a lifetime looking at ourselves in the mirror, constantly appraising, who of us wouldn't want to take a dance class in the dark? Two Australian dance students, Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett, had the same thought in 2009 when they founded No Lights No Lycra, a global dance community that offers dancers and nondancers alike the chance to get their groove on in a dark space, where there's no light, no Lycra, no technique, no teacher and no steps to learn. It's just a place to lose yourself in the music and find your own dance mojo. The event became so popular that it spread past its Melbourne beginnings, first throughout Australia and now, globally.
Four incredible educators: Joanne Chapman, Claudio Muñoz, Pamela VanGilder and Kathleen Isaac foster their students' love of dance, whether instilling artistry, offering rigorous training or giving special needs students an outlet through movement.
When Jennie Somogyi retired from New York City Ballet, she found herself in high demand as a teacher. Parents called, texted and persisted. "I don't even know how some of them got my contact information," she says with a laugh. But Somogyi, who departed from NYCB in 2015 after a 22-year career, hadn't made any definitive plans for the next stage of her life. "I just like to see how things move me," she says. She discovered, though, that she enjoyed the process of giving private lessons and seeing the rapid progress students could make. Over time, she realized that teaching was something she wanted rather than needed.