September 2010

Architects of Body and Soul

Teaching modern dance at the college level

Going the Distance

Colleges adapt to online instruction

Carrying the Jazz Dance Torch

Keeping History alive in the studio

Technique: Sheila Barker

How I teach a warm-up

2010 Guide to Dance in Higher Ed

More than 135 college and university dance programs


David Leventhal

The Mark Morris dancer adjusts his focus.

High Five

Christy Curtis of CC & Co. Dance Complex


Holiday costumes

Gail Benedict

Music for high school dancers

Practicing Pilates

Add conditioning to technique class

Bessie Schonberg

The "Bessie" of New York Dance and Performance Awards

Strike the Right Chord

Working with an accompanist

Follow Their Lead

Mentoring for new K–12 teachers

Developing New Voices

at Arizona State University

Food for Thought

Selling snacks in your studio

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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