July 2014 | Table of Contents

July 2014Celebrating 10 Years, plus Holiday Shows and Sparkle

Volume 19 | Issue 5 | Buy a print copy

Our 10th-anniversary issue brings you reflections from Rhee Gold and profiles of the remarkable recipients of the first Dance Studio Life “Generous Hearts” Awards. For our holiday focus, we’ve got fun, new takes on holiday classics, a Nutcracker for a special audience, and holiday-inspired costumes and backdrops.

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

EditorSpeak 
By Cheryl A. Ossola

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Preparing for Big Jumps 
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Walk-Arounds and New Styles 
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Undercurves, Overcurves 
By Bill Evans

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Holiday Helpers 
By Geo Hubela

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Quality and Dynamics 
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 | Mary Frangione
Teachers who make a difference  

Classroom Connection 
By Holly Derville-Teer and Kerry Ring
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

Thinking Out Loud | Mixed Messages 
By Melanie Gibbs

Mindful Marketing | Focus on Faculty With Standout Bios 
By Lisa Okuhn

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

FEATURES
Celebrating 10 Years, plus Holiday Shows and Sparkle
The Dance Studio Life “Generous Heart” Awards 
By Cheryl A. Ossola, Lisa Okuhn, Arisa White, and Karen White
6 who innovate, influence, inform, and inspire.

Rhee in Retrospect 
By Karen White
Dance Studio Life’s 10th anniversary brings memories of 50 years in dance.

Holiday Classics Retold With a Kick 
By Holly Derville-Teer, Larry Sousa, and Karen White

Ballet Scene | A Sensory-Sensitive Show
By Rita Felciano
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s autism-friendly Nutcracker.

Dancing on the Pier 
By Elizabeth Zimmer
Tens of thousands of children got a taste of the limelight in Atlantic City with Tony Grant Stars of Tomorrow.

Bright Biz Idea | Three Sources, One (Income) Stream 
By Jennifer Kaplan
Diversifying helps profits flow.

From Swing to Hoedown 
By Joseph Carman
Youth dance teams modeled on the Aggie Wranglers lasso audiences with country-and-western dance.

With the Greatest of Ease 
By Mary Ellen Hunt
At a dance and circus arts school, students spin, stretch, and fly.


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.