February 2017 | Summer & Wellness

Summer & Wellness

February 2017 | Volume 22 | Issue 2 | Buy a copy

Summer—what better time to think about wellness, the perfect addition to any dance curriculum? Discover GirlPower! workshops that promote wellbeing in tweens/teens, a revamped Nia practice, and the tap-and-fitness mix of Sole Power. For a cool summer intensive idea, check out the film-and-dance combo at School of Creative and Performing Arts.

Plus, a program that teaches hip-hop to students with physical and cognitive challenges, and our annual list of summertime teacher training opportunities.

Throughout the month of February, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by March 1.

COLUMNS
On My Mind
Words from the publisher.

EditorSpeak
Heather Turbeville and Thom Watson

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | B-Plus and Gut Check
David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Choosing Music for Class and Performance
Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | “Push Carry” and Running
Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Playing with Tempo Changes
Samara Atkins

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Ballets Russes: Polovtsian Dances and Scheherazade
Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers.

DEPARTMENTS
Mail
Words from our readers.

Bulletin Board
Pin. Post. Share.

FYI
What’s up in the dance community.

Page Turners
Books of note (new and not).

Moving Images
Videos of note (new and not).

Thinking Out Loud | The Bottom Line and the Big Picture
Lauren Shapiro

Performance Corner
Our sneak peek at dance shows we’d love to see.

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

Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.

FEATURES
Summer & Wellness

GirlPower!
by Bonner Odell
How a dance-based wellness practice equips adolescent girls for puberty.

A New Look at Nia
by Bonner Odell
The evolution of a holistic movement practice for body, mind, and soul.

Learning in Reel Time
by Karen White
School of Creative and Performing Arts dance intensives focus on video dance preparation and onscreen performance. 

Summertime Teacher Training
Your 2017 guide to workshops and intensives across the U.S.

Tapping Into Fitness
by Ryan P. Casey
Aaron Tolson’s Sole Power workout is a happy combo of tap, fun, and fitness.

Rhythm Works Wonders
by Karen White
Integrative dance program teaches hip-hop to students with physical and cognitive challenges.


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.