May-June 2014 | Table of Contents

May June 2014Business Bonanza

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!

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

EditorSpeak 
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

DEPARTMENTS
Mail
Words from our readers

FYI 
What’s Up In the dance community

Teacher in the Spotlight | Charlotte Barron-Jones
Teachers who make a difference

Classroom Connection 
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.

FEATURES
Business Bonanza
Pay-What-You-Can in Paradise 
By Jennifer Kaplan
On the island of Maui, a donation-based school emphasizes community and opportunity.

Come Together 
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.

Straight Talk
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.