June 2013

Editor's Note: How Do You Define Success?

by Karen Hildebrand

Yin and Yang

Sisters and business partners, Julie Jarnot and Jennifer Owens find the right formula for success in Colorado.

Kickstarting Your Dream

Crowdfunding has brought a new ease to fundraising.

Charles Askegard

How I teach pas de deux

Smart Spotting

Protect your body in acro class.

Face to Face

A Conversation with Eliot Feld

Teachers’ Tools

Up Close with Cindera Che

Zoe Scofield

Music for modern and contemporary


The freshest looks for hip hop and street dance, plus shoes

Ice vs. Heat

Knowing which to use for injury

Lester Horton

The social conscience of the modern dance world

Making a Safe Space

Teachers go to the mat for proper floors.

Time for a Tune-Up

Three small improvements for big impact

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It can be tricky to get away for a conference, whether due to travel budget concerns or finding a substitute to cover your absence. One silver lining of the pandemic is that five conferences are now available online, no travel necessary. You'll find sessions to address your concerns no matter what your role in the dance community—whether you're on the business side, interested in curriculum development, need continuing ed certification, or a performer who wants to teach. Why not gather colleagues from your studio or school for an educational watch party to inspire you as you launch into the new school year?

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Health & Body
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Talar compression syndrome means there is some impingement happening in the posterior portion of the ankle joint. Other medical personnel might call your problem os trigonum syndrome or posterior ankle impingement syndrome or posterior tibiotalar compression syndrome. No matter what they name it—it means you are having trouble moving your ankle through pointing and flexing.

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The International Association of Blacks in Dance is digitizing recordings of significant, at-risk dance works, master classes, panels and more by Black dancers and choreographers from 1988 to 2010. The project is the result of a $50,000 Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

"This really is a long time coming," says IABD president and CEO Denise Saunders Thompson of what IABD is calling the Preserving the Legacy and History of Black Dance in America program. "And it's really just the beginning stages of pulling together the many, many contributions of Black dance artists who are a part of the IABD network." Thompson says IABD is already working to secure funding to digitize even more work.

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