Dance Teacher Summit

Instagram Greatest Hits: DT Summit 2013

Seen & Heard At the Dance Teacher Summit

A Night of Celebration!

August’s Dance Teacher Summit in New York City was a blast! Like the rest of the attendees, the DT staff stayed busy, soaking up teachers’ (and readers’) wisdom during three days of intensive seminars and movement classes, not to mention the Hall of Fame Dance Challenge Fashion Forward fashion show, Capezio A.C.E. Awards Finals and presentation of the Dance Teacher Awards. We’ve rounded up our favorite photo memories from the experience, and we shared tons more on our Instagram feed, danceteachermagazine. Hashtag #DTSummit to share your Summit pics!

Photos by Kyle Froman

Frank Hatchett shows the crowd his Lifetime Achievement Award from Dance Teacher.

Lindsey Nelko's Awakening tied for second runner-up

 

 

 

Robin Fisher of FIsher Dance Center in Chicago accepts a DT Award.

Jacob Jonas tied for second runner-up at the A.C.E. Awards with In a Room on Broad Street.

Abigail Agresta-Stratton receives the K-12 DT Award

DT Awardee Stacy Reischman FLetcher of University of Southern Mississippi addresses the DTS crowd

The winning number, Black Flies/Heavy Skies, by Erica Sobol

Andre Kasten's Family Matters won first runner-up at the A.C.E. Awards.

A.C.E. Award winners (from left) Lindsey Nelko, Jacob Jonas, Andre Kasten and Erica Sobol

And the winner is... Erica Sobol

For the past 17 years, the Martha Hill Fund has been honoring the commitment to dance education and international performance embodied by its namesake. Previous award winners have included Carla Maxwell, former artistic director of Limón Dance Company, former Ailey II dancer Frederick Earl Mosley and Mark DeGarmo of Mark DeGarmo Dance.

This year's awards gala takes place tonight at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. Check out who's being honored.

Keep reading... Show less
Dancer Health

The Feldenkrais Method is a somatic technique created by Moshe Feldenkrais in the 1950s. The method has two parts: hands-on sessions with a Feldenkrais teacher (Functional Integration) or group classes comprised of verbal cues (Awareness Through Movement).

Mary Armentrout, a dance teacher, choreographer and Feldenkrais practitioner, shares three ways that this somatic practice can bolster your students' training.

Keep reading... Show less
Your Studio

Oversexualizing young kids has been a hot topic among dance teachers in recent years. It's arguably the most controversial topic teachers and studio owners are faced with. Deciding which choreography, music or costumes are appropriate—or not—isn't always black and white and can be easily overlooked. Is showing the midriff too much for minis? Is this choreography too provocative? Is this popular song too suggestive for a competition piece? The questions can seem endless with no clear objective answers. Until now.

Keep reading... Show less
Dancer Health
To make dancers stronger and less injury-prone, Burns Wilson suggest adding floor barre or conditioning classes. Photo courtesy of Burns Wilson

With a career spanning 30-plus years in the dance field, Anneliese Burns Wilson has cultivated a unique perspective on health and injury prevention for dancers. From teaching ballet to teaching anatomy, she then founded ABC for Dance, which publishes dance-teaching materials. Now through research for her next book, which will focus on training the female adolescent dancer, she's delving even deeper into topics many dance teachers have overlooked.

Keep reading... Show less
Erdmann (left) on set for "Hairspray Live" (courtesy of Erdmann)

When Wicked ensemble member Kelli Erdman was training at Westlake Dance Center in Seattle, Washington, her teacher Kirsten Cooper taught her that focussed transitions would be pivotal to her success as a dancer. Now as a professional, she applies this advice to her daily performances, asserting that she will never let the details of her dancing get blurry.

Keep reading... Show less
Teachers & Role Models
Khobdeh dancing Taylor's Speaking In Tongues. Photo courtesy of PTDC

For Parisa Khobdeh, music does more than set the tone for a piece—it's enabled her to connect with movement. And once she joined Paul Taylor Dance Company in 2003, Taylor's body of work deepened this connection. "His choreography showed me the music, the architecture and the space," she says. "I now see the music."

Keep reading... Show less
Dance Buzz

We haven't been able to stop watching Lil' Mushroom since she popped and locked her way into Ellen's heart last week. We know you've got a long night of teaching ahead, and this is the dance inspiration you need to get you through. Check it out and tell us what you think about her killer moves over on our Facebook page! (She starts blowing minds at about 2:16.)

Keep reading... Show less

Sponsored

Videos

Sponsored

mailbox

Get DanceTeacher in your inbox

Win It!

Sponsored