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!
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher
By Rhee Gold
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
Words from our readers
What’s Up In the dance community
Teacher in the Spotlight | Jessica Starr
Teachers who make a difference
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.
Who’s In Charge By Elizabeth McLain
When kids call the shots in class, chaos reigns.
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.