October 2013 Table of Contents

October 2013COLUMNS
Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Upper-Body Awareness By David Arce
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Building Endurance By Geo Hubela
2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Change and Replace By Bill Evans
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Teaching Time Steps By Gregg Russell
A Better You | Sound Advice By Suzanne Martin, PT, DPT Maintaining a healthy teaching voice.
EditorSpeak By Cheryl Ossola and Karen White
FYI What’s Up In the dance community
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher By Rhee Gold

DEPARTMENTS
Classroom Connection By Holly Derville-Teer and Kerry Ring
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
Mail Words from our readers
Mindful Marketing | Social (Media) Savvy By Misty Lown
Teacher in the Spotlight | Thelma Goldberg
Teachers who make a difference  
Thinking Out Loud | Defining Reality By Julie Holt Lucia
Thinking Out Loud | Happy Ending By Amy Moy

FEATURES
Arizona Dance Invasion
Behind the scenes at the DanceLife Teacher Conference. 
Ballet Scene | For Children, By Children By Joseph Carman
Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet’s kid-friendly approach to ballet.
Bright Biz Idea | Perfect Pitch By Lisa Okuhn
The art of managing media relations.
Come Together By Misty Lown
Community groups add spice and surprise to dance recitals.
Costuming With Care By Megan Donahue
Common mistakes teachers make and how to avoid them.
From Private Passion to Public Good By Elizabeth Zimmer
How a recital crisis helped build a dance community.
From the Outside Looking In By Debbie Werbrouck
Parents and students chime in on the recital experience.
Higher-Ed Voice | Mamboing at MIT By Jennifer Kaplan
Mathematicians and scientists make smooth movers on the ballroom dance floor.
Seamless Show Strategies By Ryan P. Casey
Planning and running a tight show.
Showtime Shakeup By Julie Holt Lucia
Banish the recital blues by saying goodbye to the tried-and-true.
Showtime Styles By Maureen Janson
A look at who does what for recitals across the U.S.

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.