Hi All,

Karen Hildebrand here, counting down the days to our Dance Teacher Summit next week. We’ve got a great lineup planned! You’ve seen them in the magazine, on the cover and in videos on our website. Next week you’ll see them in the flesh here in New York City—your favorite role models will be leading classes and informal discussions, and answering your questions. Think about all you get in the magazine—the teaching tips; business and career advice; refreshers on anatomy, injury prevention and technique; the latest products and services from respected vendors—and imagine what that might look like in person. It’s three days filled with amazing inspiration, information and connection!

Presenting Denise Wall with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at last year's DT Summit

Here at the office, our editors have their own Dance Teacher Summit schedules laid out and we’re carefully planning our attack. Our best advice for making the most out of your DTS experience? Sit or stand next to a stranger at each session and meet someone new. One of the best parts of the Summit is making connections with teachers from all over the country. If you’re attending with your colleagues, split up. You can compare notes later at dinner. And if you’re on Twitter, share the highlights with all of us by using the hashtag #DTSummit.

Can’t wait to see you all here in New York City! Be sure to stop by our DanceMedia booth and grab an “I Am a Dance Teacher” totebag. We’ll have the brand-new edition of the College Guide on sale for only $25, too.

Photo by Matthew Murphy


Sending out a big thank you to all the dance teachers who attended the Dance Teacher Summit this past weekend. You all are so inspiring! It was three days of non-stop classes, panels, tools and networking. I loved being surrounded by you all and feeling your passion and commitment. I don’t know about you, but now that I’m back in the office I can’t help but wish I could simply run down the hall to hear the latest wisdom directly from people like Denise Wall, Mandy Moore, Kim DelGrosso, Tony Dovolani and Mia Michaels.



While we don’t have access to the full DTS community every day, we can stay connected:


1. Visit Dance-teacher.com for how-to articles, instructional videos and more


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4. Read "Ask the Experts" every month in Dance Teacher magazine for perspectives from Kathy Blake, Suzanne Blake-Gerety and Joanne Chapman


5. Write and let us know what you found most helpful and what you’d like to hear more about all year long. http://www.dance-teacher.com/contact/write-to-us




Photo: Dance Teacher staff with Tony Dovolani after his ballroom class at the 2012 Dance Teacher Summit




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