LeAnn Haggard brings a wealth of love, life experience and can-do attitude to Indianapolis's North Central High School.
Understanding the New Learner
Find out how you can engage and interact with today's tech-savvy crop of students.
Costumes to help dancers step into new roles
Performance Planner: A Girl's Best Friend
Create a glittering recital inspired by George Balanchine's Jewels.
2007 Summer Study & Continuing Education Guide
Details on more than 90 events in the United States and abroad
Innovator of American ballet
The former New York City Ballet principal talks about her life as an educator.
At Booker T. Washington School for Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, TX, Lily Cabatu Weiss is busy training the next generation of professional dancers.
We Got the Beat
Helping your students become musical dancers can be as easy as 1,2,3.
Developing Team Players
It's the start of a new school semester. Here's how to make sure all your teachers, new and veteran alike, are on the same page.
Up in Arms
Four techniques to refine your students' arm movements
Stepping Into the Unknown
Tips and strategies for helping your students avoid potential pitfalls when performing in an unfamiliar venue
All Together Now
Dance pros share their secrets for successful synchronization.
Ask the Experts
Answers to your questions about teaching older dancers, business expenses and different ballet methods
Three seasoned instructors offer advice to first-time professors.
Want to know where to apply for a grant, or how to find a good lesson plan? We've put together a sampling of K-12 resources to help you find your way.
Good foot health is vital to maintaining and enjoying a dance career.
Tame Your Temperature
8 tips for keeping your utility bills under control
Work the Network
Strategies for making valuable connections at conferences and seminars
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.