February 2014 | Table of Contents

February 2014Summer’s Bounty

Volume 19 | Issue 2

Ready for something new this summer? We’ve got three ideas for you to explore as workshops or seasonal sessions or to consider for year-round classes.

Then dig into our annual lineup of teach-training options, because summer is the perfect time for a refresher. And there’s plenty more, including the new “Performance Corner.”

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

EditorSpeak 
By Cheryl Ossola

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Rules of Ballet 
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Rudiments: Fundamentals of Footwork 
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Balance and Functions 
By Bill Evans

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Let’s Tut 
By Geo Hubela

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Notation Basics 
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
Mail
Words from our readers

FYI
What’s Up In the dance community

Thinking Out Loud | Hats Off to Carolyn 
By Nancy Stone

Teacher in the Spotlight | Lauren Kipphut
Teachers who make a difference  

Classroom Connection 
By Holly Derville-Teer and Debra Danese
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

Mindful Marketing | Make It Mobile 
By Kevin Ekmark

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

FEATURES 
Summer’s Bounty
Something New for Summer | Two Modes for Better Movement 
By Ann Murphy
Introducing students to Pilates and Gyrokinesis.

Something New for Summer | Teaching the Whole Child 
By Julia Holt Lucia
A summer session to boost mind as well as body.

Something New for Summer | Mozart to Mahler 
By Mary Ellen Hunt
Teaching musicality means going beyond counts and steps.

J.U.i.C.E.-d Up in L.A. 
By Rita Felciano
Hip-hop collective offers support and encourages creativity.

Summertime Teacher Training
Your guide to workshops and intensives across the U.S. and beyond.

Ballet Scene | Fairrie’s Fitness 
By Joseph Carman
British-schooled Fiona Fairrie is in demand as a “fix-it” teacher.

Schools with Staying Power | Earthbound and Airborne 
By Steve Sucato
Long’s School of Dance maintains traditions while moving beyond them.

Bright Biz Idea | On a Mission
By Lisa Okuhn
How and why to put your philosophy and goals into writing.

Higher-Ed Voice | The Adelphi-Taylor Connection 
By Rachel Berman 
One dance department’s unique relationship with Paul Taylor Dance Company.


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.