November 2016 | Primetime for Preschool Dance

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November 2016 | Volume 21 Issue 9 | Buy a copy

This month you’ll find stories to help you protect your school’s best investment—the tiny dancers who may stay with you for years. Classes for babywearing moms? Check. Advice from experts on teaching tykes? Got it. A preschool program that puts child development first? It’s here.

Plus, the latest products to make teaching young kids more effective and fun, how pro dancers successfully balance family and career, why and how to reach older dancers with classes at senior-oriented institutions, and more! Read on!

Cover photo of Tilly Abbe by Jennifer Abbe

COLUMNS
On My Mind
Words from the publisher.

EditorSpeak
Thom Watson

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers
Spokes on a Wheel and Ready, Set, Reverse
David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers
Building Fun Combos
Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers
Landing Lifts and Turning Heads
Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers
Essential Moves: Crisscross
Samara Atkins

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers
Ballet Divertissements from Operas: Part I
Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers.

DEPARTMENTS
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).

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

College Close-Ups | Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

Collective Wisdom
Ideas and advice from our readers.

FEATURES
Primetime for Preschool Dance

Bright Biz Idea | Have Baby, Will Bourrée
by Christina Raymond
Babywearing classes offer fun, freedom, and fitness to new moms.

Ballet Scene | Dance Is Joy
by Heather Turbeville
Magic, stories, and rituals make ballet fun for tots.

Magnificent Movement
by Karen White
A focus on child development gives preschoolers the right start in dance.

Curtain Calls and Bedtime Stories
by Bonner Odell
How pro dancers are blending family and career—and loving it.

Kool Stuff for Kids’ Classes (available in print edition only)
New curriculums, props, learning games, and music for teaching young children.

Bringing Dance to Boomers
by Joseph Carman
How and why to teach classes at senior-oriented locations.


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.