2006 Dance Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award winner LaVaughn Robinson believes the feet are the greatest musical instruments of all.
The 2006 Dance Teacher Award Recipients
Congratulations to Jon Cristofori and Kathleen Sinclair, Cookie Joe, Suzanne Salapa and Mary Ann Laverty
In Good Hands
Learn how to protect against claims of molestation and sexual misconduct, while creating a safe environment in which students feel comfortable and parents reassured.
Teachers share their favorite lesson plans for elementary, junior high and high school students
An Ap-Parent Opportunity
Ways to get parents involved in your dance program
The 2007 Convention Guide
Convention directors and teachers share their top ten tips for getting the most of the experience, PLUS 95 dance events to help you choose the one that's right for you.
The renowned ballet instructor shares lessons learned over a lifetime of teaching.
Tackling the Taboo
Tips for addressing sensitive issues with students entering puberty
When Students Get Personal
Advice on being sensitive—yet professional—when students confide their personal problems
A former José Limón Dance Company member offers personal and historical accounts of the life and work of this modern dance legend.
Performance Planner: Once Upon a Time
Give your school year a fairy-tale ending with these recital ideas.
Ask the Experts
Answers to your questions on workers' compensation and setting a "hair policy" for your studio
Hip hop costumes to add an urban edge to your next performance
A Better Back
9 tips for relieving tension in your back while improving your posture, strength and flexibility
Finding a Good Fit
Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. Learn which organizational structure might be right for your studio.
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.