November 2014 | Table of Contents

5, 6, 7, 8! Kids!November 2014

Volume 19 | Issue 9 | Buy a print copy

Our kids-centric issue will help you get everybody dancing. We’ve got stories on parent participation classes, approaches for reaching students with special needs, boosting community interest through free coffee hours, and dance teachers’ favorite music for younger dancers. Plus, superheroes add “cool” to ballet outreach. Read on!

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak | It’s All a Blur | Looking Out, Not Looking In
By Karen White and Lisa Okuhn

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Souped-Up Sauts de Basque
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Spanks and Drawbacks
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Fun, Challenges, Success
By Bill Evans

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Stance and Style
By Geo Hubela

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Baroque Period
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
Mail
Words from our readers

FYI
What’s up in the dance community

Classroom Connection
By Michelle Knell and Debra Danese
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

Teacher in the Spotlight | Neisha Hernandez
Teachers who make a difference 

Thinking Out Loud | Finding Gratitude
By Edwin V. Santana

College Close-Ups | Saint Mary’s College of California
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

FEATURES 
5, 6, 7, 8! Kids!
Ballet Scene | Up, Up, and Plié! 
By Thom Watson
Superhero-themed community outreach program teaches kids about healthy choices and ballet.

Tuning In
Readers recommend their favorite music for young dancers.

Dance Without Limits | Dance For All 
By Joseph Carman
Methods for teaching dance to people with special needs.

Dance Without Limits | Special Delivery 
By Christina Raymond
Three approaches to teaching students with disabilities. 

Dance Without Limits | Dance With Todd
By Jennifer Kaplan
Adaptive Dance classes produce small victories, big results.

Dancing a Mile in Their Shoes
By Megan Donahue
Parent participation classes create closeness, respect, and fun.

Bright Biz Idea | Coffee Klatch Meets Ballet
By Julia Holt Lucia
Informal, informative, and free, ballet “coffee hours” boost interest and bring in supporters.


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.