January 2014 | Table of Contents

January 2014Global Dance

Volume 19 | Issue 1

Pack your bags! We’re taking you on a trek—to Haiti with Jean Appolon; to California, where South African dance thrives; to the Southwest, where Native American dance is alive; across the U.S. with Vanaver Caravan, and more. Plus, you won’t want to miss our global costume and backdrop spread!

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

EditorSpeak 
By Cheryl Ossola

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Airborne
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Step In Time 
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Shape and Process 
By Bill Evans

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Rock to the Beat 
By Geo Hubela

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Exercises for Musicality 
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
Mail
Words from our readers

FYI
What’s Up In the dance community

Teacher in the Spotlight | Jessica Starr
Teachers who make a difference  

Classroom Connection 
By Dawn Freeman and Karen White
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

Thinking Out Loud | Heads Held High 
By Jennifer Moore Aguilar

Mindful Marketing | Power of Perks 
By Meghan Seaman

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

FEATURES 
Who’s In Charge By Elizabeth McLain
When kids call the shots in class, chaos reigns.

Global Dance
Living Traditions 
By Mary Ellen Hunt
In Native American dance, what’s old is eternal – and always relevant.

Mixing It Up 
By Joseph Carman
World dances, lindy hop, and Denishawn – Vanaver Caravan does it all.

Heat, Horton and Happiness
By Karen White
One dance teacher’s transformative trip to Haiti.

Dance Theater Goes Global 
By Rita Felciano
Kid-driven Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe gets inventive with dance.

Johannesburg to Oakland 
By Toba Singer
How South African dance landed at Laney College.

Ballet Scene | Crazy for Ballet 
By Claudia Bauer
The basics of building a program for boys.

Bright Biz Idea | Finding the “Vital Few”
By Misty Lown
What a turn-of-the-20th-century principle of economics means to you.

Schools with Staying Power | Making Memories in Mobile 
By Lea Marshall
Sheffield School of the Dance’s three generations of dance lovers.


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.