September 2005

DC's Grande Dame

The legendary career of DT Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mary Day

The 2005 Dance Teacher Award Recipients

Congratulations to Rose Marie Floyd, Earl Mosley, Barbara Allegra Veriezza and Tad Williams

2006 Convention Guide

Details on more than 80 events

Rethink the 3 Rs

Use these lesson plans to combine dance with language arts, math and science.

Meet the Parents

Get mom and dad involved in their children's dance education by holding orientation meetings.

Performance Planner: Movie Magic

Bring Hollywood to your studio with a movie-themed recital.

Bournonville for Boys

A lesson in Bournonville technique for your male students

Louis XIV

King of France, dancer and early patron of ballet

Fighting Fear

Overcoming four of the most common emotional hurdles for beginning teachers

The Old College Try

Tips for transferring your skills from the private sector to the college or university classroom

Bearing the Torch

Modern dance mogul Gus Solomons Jr on teaching artistry in higher ed

A Firm Foundation

Tatiana Tchernova teaches ballet basics with a focus on history and a sense of humor.

Balanced from the Core

Three yoga-inspired sequences to build your students' core strength


Street-savvy costumes for your hip-hop numbers; plus shoes

How to Start a Dance Company, part 1

The first steps in getting a dance company off the ground, from setting goals to raising money

Playing With the Big Boys

Attract a corporate sponsor to your dance company

Rachel Neville, courtesy DTH

A new three-summer collaboration between Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Dance Theatre of Harlem will contribute to conversations on race, activism and equity in the arts, while also exploring creative projects and learning opportunities.

Kicking off the partnership in June, DTH focused on the development of The Hazel Scott Project, a new work by choreographer Tiffany Rea-Fisher. Scott was a Black piano virtuoso and Hollywood trailblazer who risked her life and career through outspoken civil rights activism. In the spirit of her example, Monica White Ndounou, associate professor of theater, and John Heginbotham, director of the Dartmouth Dance Ensemble, co-taught a summer theater course that challenged students to create dance as a tool for social change.

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Sponsored by A Wish Come True
Courtesy A Wish Come True

Studio owners who've been in the recital game for a while have likely seen thousands of dance costumes pass through their hands.

But with the hustle and bustle of recital time, we don't always stop to think about where exactly those costumes are coming from, or how they are made.

If we want our costumes to be of the same high quality as our dancing—and for our costume-buying process to be as seamless as possible—it helps to take the time to learn a bit more about those costumes and the companies making them.

We talked to the team at A Wish Come True—who makes all their costumes at their factory in Bristol, Pennsylvania—to get an inside look at what really goes into making a costume, from conception to stage.

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Teaching Tips
Courtesy Jill Randall

Fall may be fast-approaching, but it's never too late to slip in a little summer reading—especially if it'll make you all the more prepared for the perhaps crazier-than-usual season ahead.

Here are six new releases to enrich your coming school year:

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