May-June 2016 | Table of Contents

May '16_Cover_FBBusiness Bonanza

Volume 21 | Issue 4 | Buy a copy

Spring is a great time to explore new ideas to improve your business, and the May/June issue delivers. Learn about tech resources and tools that will streamline or enhance your current methods, and discover how to improve the impression you and your school make online, build relationships with dancewear wholesalers, and add diversity to your school’s student body.

Plus, a studio’s community dance programs make a difference in Memphis, Tennessee; considerations for grading dance at the college level; a new dance history quiz; and more.

Ready, set, read!

Throughout the month of May, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by June 1

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak
By Cheryl A. Ossola and Karen White

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Leg Stretches on the Barre
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Pickups
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Healthy Heads and Sequence Recall
By Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Explosive Movement and Social Dancing
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake
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 | Dancing to Freedom
By Edwin V. Santana

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

College Close-Ups | West Texas A&M University
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.

FEATURES 
Business Bonanza
Bright Biz Idea | Clothing That Fits
By Rita Felciano
Wholesale, retail, and online options for dancewear sales.

Virtual Identity: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
By Irene Hsiao
What your online presence says about your school and why it matters.

Technology for Teachers
By Tamsin Nutter
21st-century tools and resources for the dance classroom.

There’s an App for That
Software and online resources for studio and stage.

In Pursuit of Diversity
By Lynda Van Kuren
Broadening access to dance training for students of color.

Ballet Scene | Walking the Walk in Memphis
By Joseph Carman
New Ballet Ensemble & School makes a difference in Tennessee.

Higher-Ed Voice | Making the Grade
By Kay Waters
Objective assessments in the subjective world of dance.


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.