January 2016 | Table of Contents

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Volume 21 | Issue 1 | Buy a print copy

Traditionally, we ring in the New Year with a look at dance on the global stage; this year we highlight dance education’s role in fostering cultural diplomacy and diversity.

Around the world, Dancing to Connect workshops partner American and local teachers; around the nation, dance teachers incorporate Japanese culture in their classrooms; and in New York City, afterschool programs embrace cultural differences.

Let’s go!

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak
By Cheryl A. Ossola and Tamsin Nutter

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Cabriole Fouetté and One-Legged Finishes
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Heel and Toe Drops
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Contractions and Expressive Feet
By Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Arm Wave and Slowing Down
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | La Sylphide and Reels
By 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 | From Good to Great
By Casey C. Davenport

Teacher in the Spotlight | Kristin Kudla
Teachers who make a difference

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

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

Collective Wisdom
Ideas and advice from our readers.

FEATURES 
A World of Dance
Eastern Influences
By Lisa Okuhn
Japanese traditions in American dance schools preserve culture and promote awareness.

Compassion, Cooperation, Creativity
By Brian McCormick
Teaching inner-city kids to embrace ethnic differences and personal growth through dance.

Dancing to Connect
By Elizabeth Zimmer
Movement for cultural diplomacy at Battery Dance.

Bright Biz Idea | Build a Brochure
By Tamsin Nutter
The classic trifold delivers essentials – and punch.

Homegrown Homework
By Debra Danese
How to find and create professional development opportunities.

Picture Perfect
By Mary Ellen Hunt
Stellar photos and videos help students ace auditions.


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.