Business With the Benders

Innovative duo Kevin and Meri Bender build solid dancers and a strong community in Phoenix, Arizona.

Off the Beaten Path

Teaching dance in a community outside of an urban center.

Guest Spot

A guide to developing a contract to protect guest artists—and yourself

Right-Hand (Wo)Man

The pros and cons of hiring an office manager for your growing studio

Performance Planner: Animal Instinct

Animal-inspired performance themes to make any audience roar

Fashion

Costume styles to help your dancers walk like the animals

Jack Cole

Founding father of theatrical jazz dance

Turning Dancers into Teachers

A look at how you can give non-dance education majors tools for future teaching careers

A Picture of Progress

Learn how portforlios can document your students' growth—and your success as a teacher.

Ask the Experts

Answers to questions on leg-"straightening" exercises, overweight dancers and student advancement