Volume 19 | Issue 4 | Buy a print copy
Dig into this month’s issue for tips on running successful staff meetings, teaching exceptional dancers, and convincing kids who think they don’t love dance to think again. Plus, you’ll meet studio owners in the Midwest and on Maui who are doing things their way, with great success. Enjoy!
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher
By Rhee Gold
By Karen White and Lisa Okuhn
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Polished Pirouettes
By David Arce
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Spiced-Up Choreography
By Thelma Goldberg
2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Balanced Rotation
By Bill Evans
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Cross-Touch and Moon Walk
By Geo Hubela
2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Tempo
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 | Charlotte Barron-Jones
Teachers who make a difference
By Sarah Beth Byrum and Debbie Werbrouck
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
Thinking Out Loud | Senioritis, School-Owner Style
By Hedy Perna
Mindful Marketing | Target Audiences
By Misty Lown
College Close-Ups | Cornish College of the Arts
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.
Pay-What-You-Can in Paradise
By Jennifer Kaplan
On the island of Maui, a donation-based school emphasizes community and opportunity.
By Megan Donahue
How to make staff meetings pay off.
Before the Goodbye
By Roxanne Claire
Strategies to engage and keep students who say they aren’t jazzed about dance.
Bright Biz Idea | Time vs Money
By Karen White
How school owners can manage their time to yield the most value.
In With the New
By Lea Marshall
How to take over a school without the trauma of transition.
So Long, Nest Egg, Hello Dance
By Lois Burch O’Brian
How two dance lovers tapped into their retirement time and money and bought a school.
Ballet Scene | Shuffles and Chassés
By Ryan P. Casey
Tap meets ballet at Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, and the results are anything but mixed.
Higher-Ed Voice | “C” Is for Choice
By Bonner Odell
College, conservatory, or a hybrid? How to parse the options in post-secondary dance education.
10 competition judges offer wisdom and wish lists.
Teaching Top Talent
By MaryBeth Kemp
More is better when it comes to training exceptional students.
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.