Volume 19 | Issue 7 | Buy a print copy
This issue, jam-packed with competition know-how, will help you and your students put your best foot forward. Learn how to pull your team together and what comp directors are thinking, and listen to the lowdown from three longtime judges, plus one on the international scene.
Plus, notating choreography, Latin dance clubs, a collaborative Arkansas dance troupe, and more.
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher
By Rhee Gold
By Cheryl A. Ossola and Karen White
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Cambré Devant and Dèrriere
By David Arce
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Tap Improvisation
By Thelma Goldberg
2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Spatial Intent and Pulls
By Bill Evans
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Partnering
By Geo Hubela
2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Melody and Harmony
By Nina Pinzarrone
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers
Words from our readers
What’s up in the dance community
Teacher in the Spotlight | Candice Beatty
Teachers who make a difference
By Laurel Soderstrom-Davis and Kerry Ring
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
Thinking Out Loud | Emphasis on Artistry
By Katie Miller
College Close-Ups | University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.
In This Moment
By Selby Wynn Schwartz
What defines good performance and how to help students discover themselves onstage.
By Holly Derville-Teer
Events, games, and activities designed to help competition dance groups perform as one.
Tap on the International Stage
By Diane Gudat
A judge’s-eye view of a championship competition in Germany.
Kids for Kids
By Kay Waters
Giving is at the heart of a competition that rewards student fundraisers.
The Inside Scoop
Competition directors’ thoughts on choreography, memorable dances, and positive trends.
Write It Down
By Diane Gudat
Part 2: Notating choreography.
The Competition Scene
By Karen White
How it’s changed and what it offers, through the eyes of three judges.
By Kerry Ring
Investing in dance pays off with a win–win attitude.
By Jennifer Kaplan
Latin dance clubs help kids find roots, discover traditions.
By Mary Ellen Hunt
Three ways to offer students performance experience beyond the norm.
Ballet Scene | Welcome to Pineapple Tree
By Joseph Carman
Dance troupe lets Arkansas locals collaborate, create, and perform.
Bright Biz Idea | Nonprofits: Step by Step
By Misty Lown
4 directors on the realities and rewards of running a nonprofit school.
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.