September 2015 | Table of Contents

Sept%20'15_Cover_220x299Competition Time!

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This month we shine the light on competitions: dances for the littlest kids, ballet pieces, onstage mishaps, originality, and our annual Q&A with competition directors.

Plus gender inequality in dance, theater etiquette, hair and makeup basics for young dancers, movement classes for non-dancers, part 4 of our business series for new school owners, and more!

Throughout the month of September, we’ll be publishing online versions of selected stories, with full content available by October 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 | Inside Pirouettes
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Back to Basics
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Questions in Class and Hyperextension
By Toni Pierce-Sands

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Cross-Training and Knee Drop
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Nationalism and Impressionism
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
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Words from our readers

Collective Wisdom
Ideas and advice from our readers.

FYI
What’s up in the dance community

Page Turners
Books of note (new and not).

Moving Images
Videos of note (new and not).

Teacher in the Spotlight | Wendy Stein
Teachers who make a difference

Thinking Out Loud | Theater Etiquette
By Debra Danese 

Mindful Marketing | Rethinking Tradition
By Kate Florian

College Close-Ups | Shenandoah Conservatory
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

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

FEATURES 
Competition Time!
Tiny Dancers
By Jenny O’Brien
Getting the most from young children on the competition stage.

Bloopers & Bedlam
By Diane Gudat
Put a dancer onstage and anything can happen – and probably will.

Breaking the Mold
Readers speak out on why original or upbeat dances are a must at competitions.

Face Time
By Dana Genshaft
Stage makeup basics for kids and teens.

Ballet Scene | Raising the Barre
By Jennifer Rienert
Why your school should put ballet on the competitive stage, and how to do it.

Directors’ Perspective
A dozen views on technology, onstage “saves,” awards, and parents at competitions.

No Experience Necessary
By Rita Felciano
Movement classes attract non-dancers through inclusiveness and creativity.

Unequal Rights
By Ann Murphy
The asymmetry of gender roles in dance..

Bright Biz Idea | Primed for Success
By Christina Raymond
Part 4 in a series about business basics for aspiring school owners.


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.