December 2012 | Table of Contents

December 2012COLUMNS
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Pointe Prep By Mignon Furman
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Music and the Mirror By Geo Hubela
2 Tips for Modern Teachers | The Whole Dancer By Bill Evans
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | 5-6-7-8 By Stacy Eastman
A Better You | Bodywork By Suzanne Martin, PT, DPT
The healing power of touch
EditorSpeak By Karen White and Cheryl A. Ossola
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher By Rhee Gold

DEPARTMENTS
Thinking Out Loud | New School, New Outlook By Chanel Lacasse
Teacher in the Spotlight | Sandra Balestracci Teachers who make a difference
Classroom Connection By Kerry Ring and Karin Wilde-Berry
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
Mindful Marketing | Tumblr Talk By Julie Holt Lucia
Click! | Online must-sees from the Rhee Gold Company
Mark Your Calendars for the 2013 Dance Life Teacher Conference.
Mail
Words from our readers

FEATURES
Ballet Scene | Bohemian Ballet By Mary Ellen Hunt
Ballet teacher Augusta Moore’s approach includes yoga and Feldenkrais principles.
Bright Biz Ideas | The Future Is Now By Misty Lown
Why offering employee benefits is a smart move in building your school’s stability and strength.
Giving ‘Em Love By Rita Felciano
San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest’s 14-year love affair with dance
Keeping It Fresh By Eliza Randolph
Husband-and-wife jazz dance teachers make “old school” relevant for young dancers.
The Heights of Hip-Hop By Karen White
At Phunk Phenomenon, hope and potential offer reasons to dance.
Higher Ed Voice |Jazzed by Jump Rhythm By Maureen Janson
Thanks to teacher Jeannie Hill, jazz dance at UW-Stevens Point has a Siegenfeld twist.
Introspective Leadership By MaryBeth Kemp
Improve your business by examining how you work.
Jazzed About Teaching By Kory Geller
A young dancer’s transition from learner to teacher and back again
Luigi By Joshua Bartlett
A dance legend and his game-changing style are still jazzing up dancers’ lives.
Strength in Numbers
Dance teacher organizations-where to team up, share ideas, and be heard

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