December 2014 | Table of Contents

Hip-Hop & JazzDecember 2014

Volume 19 | Issue 10 | Buy a print copy

It’s time for our favorite funky duo, hip-hop and jazz! Read about master hip-hop teachers, birthday party fun, and dancers ages 50 and up getting their groove on. Then meet the Marta sisters, with jazz styles as different as the coasts they iive on, and explore university jazz dance programs. Jump right in!

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak | We Ballet | Two Lumps, Please
By Cheryl A. Ossola and Karen White

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Shoulder Sits
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Time Steps
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Inviting and Allowing
By Bill Evans

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Know Your History
By Geo Hubela

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Baroque Period: Part 2
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
FYI
What’s up in the dance community

Mail
Words from our readers

Teacher in the Spotlight | Nancy Pattison
Teachers who make a difference 

Thinking Out Loud | A Nip in the Bud
By Elizabeth McLain

Classroom Connection
By Kerry Ring and Mollee Johnson
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

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

FEATURES 
Hip-Hop & Jazz
Jazz Duet 
By Elizabeth Zimmer
Two sisters, two coasts, two styles of dance.

Studying the Classix
By Kay Waters
Atlanta-based dance crew proves hip-hop isn’t only for the young.

Bright Biz Idea | Happy Hip-Hop Birthday 
By Megan Donahue
Boost Profits and fun with kid-cool dance parties.

In Their Corner 
By Lisa Okuhn
Using tap and boxing, and digging deep, Joe Orrach helps others find their voices.

Hip-Hop Lineup 
By Gina McGalliard
Monthly guest teachers amp up the training at Wildwood Dance & Arts.

Higher-Ed Voice | Jazz Dance x 3
By Joseph Carman
A sampling of university jazz dance degree programs.

Ballet Scene | Tutu Famous
By Karen White
Making costume confections takes skill, patience, and years of experience.

Onstage Nationwide
Our exclusive list puts competitions and conventions at your fingertips.


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.