"Music is magical," says Black. "It just transforms kids." Photo courtesy of Black

After 31 years of teaching, Kim Black has mastered how to reach young dancers. Between a studio and private school, she teaches 34 classes per week in Burlington, North Carolina: That's 238 kids from ages 2 to 6 years old. "You have to make them fall in love with dance," says Black. The music, she says, cues this engagement.

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If you need an excuse to take a European vacation, look no further. For the first time, dancers can experience The Pulse on Tour in West London (April 20–21). Pulse's faculty includes commercial dance favorites like Brian Friedman, Cris Judd, Laurieann Gibson, Tyce Diorio and Ian Eastwood. London's official teaching roster will be announced soon. Click here for details.

Taking students abroad can be a wonderful, albeit daunting experience. For tips on planning, funding and organizing a large-scale field trip, read “Crossing Borders” from our September issue.

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