December 2013 Table of Contents

December 2013COLUMNS
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Better Balance By David Arce
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Way to Pop By Geo Hubela
2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Get Grounded By Bill Evans
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Building on Basics By Gregg Russell
A Better You | Thoughts to Carry With You By Suzanne Martin, PT, DPT
What to remember to be the best ‘you’ ever.
EditorSpeak By Cheryl Ossola and Karen White
FYI
What’s Up In the dance community
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher By Rhee Gold

DEPARTMENTS
Classroom Connection By Megan Donahue and Karen White
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
Mail
Words from our readers
Mindful Marketing | Online Integrity By Julia Holt Lucia
Teacher in the Spotlight | Staciann Marcucci
Teachers who make a difference  
Thinking Out Loud | Five Lessons By Joan F. Smith

FEATURES 
Ballet Scene | Sharing the Love, Shaping the Mind By Melanie Gibbs
How to make ballet fun for kids who resist it.
Bright Biz Idea | Two for One By Mary Ellen Hunt
Cooperation is key in merger of two studios.
Chatting With Chet By Karen White
Jacob’s Pillow musical-theater master talks shows and shop.
From Injury to Inspiration By Ryan P. Casey
How a tap syllabus was born and what it can do for tappers everywhere.
Fundamentally Hip-Hop By Ann Murphy
3 arts activists speak to schoolchildren through dance.
Get Out and Dance! 
Competitions and conventions for schools of every size, taste, and budget.

Higher-Ed Voice | Dancers Without Borders By Bonner Odell
Discovering the power of dance service in Panama.
Hip-Hop for All By Geo Hubela
Teaching methods that suit every student.
Hip-Hop for Tykes By Megan Donahue
Cool moves and lots of action for the preschool set.
Tap From the Heart By Ryan P. Casey
How to put meaning, emotion, and story into tap dance.
Tap’s Past Made Present By Andrew J. Nemr
Tap-dance memorabilia may find a home in a new museum.

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.