August 2014 |Table of Contents

August 2014Season Opener!

Volume 19 | Issue 6 | Buy a print copy

Start the season right with new ideas: how to prepare students for pointe, notate music, and master the art of email. Plus, you’ll find out why dance history matters, why churches make sublime schools, what Savion Glover thinks about teaching tap, and more!

COLUMNS
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher 
By Rhee Gold

EditorSpeak 
By Lisa Okuhn and Arisa White

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Tackling Tours
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | History and Traditions 
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Words for Optimal Functionality
By Bill Evans

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Connect the Dots 
By Geo Hubela

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Interpreting Accents 
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers.

DEPARTMENTS
Mail
Words from our readers.

FYI
What’s up in the dance community.

Teacher in the Spotlight | Dana Stone
Teachers who make a difference.

Classroom Connection 
By Jennifer Turner Long and Kerry Ring
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum.

Thinking Out Loud | Happy Staff, Happy Life 
By Teri Mangiaratti

Mindful Marketing | Registration Know-How 
By Misty Lown

College Close-Ups | Mercyhurst University
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

FEATURES 
Season Opener!
Guys on Good Footing 
By Ryan P. Casey
Creating a boys’ program that works.

Ballet Scene | Pointe Prep
By Mary Ellen Hunt
Gearing up for pointe work involves the mind and core as well as the feet.

Talking Tap
By Joseph Carman
The truth about tap dance according to Savion Glover.

Spectrum of Risks
By Kerry Ring
Why and how to encourage your students to leave their comfort zone.

Improving With Age 
By Roxanne Claire
The trials and satisfactions of teaching past 50.

Write It Down 
By Diane Gudat
Part 1: Notating music.

Lens on the World
By Molly Rogers
Why dance history matters to every student.

Bright Biz Idea | From Congregations to Classes
By Jennifer Kaplan
Former churches make heavenly havens as dance schools.

Motivation Matters
By MaryBeth Kemp
What to do when morale takes a nosedive.

Effective Email 
By Megan Donahue
Creating messages that deliver.

Higher-Ed Voice | Dance for the Camera
By Maureen Janson
Step aside, dance documentation—screendance is its own art form.

A Century of Service
By Karen White
Dance Teachers Club of Boston remains loyal to its cause.


Dance Studio Life, a magazine with a back-to-basics approach, is a division of the Rhee Gold Company, whose mission is to be at the forefront of dance and education by promoting the highest possible standards in teaching. Dance Studio Life understands the soul of the teaching field.