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Mar '16_Cover_FBModern & Contemporary Dance

Volume 21 | Issue 3 | Buy a copy

Thinking about implementing a modern dance program? We’ll make it easy: in this issue you’ll discover a how-to guide for assessing your readiness, finding teachers, educating your clients, and choosing the right styles for your students; a primer on six major methods; the history and influence of the Peabody Institute; and inspiration from dance photographer Lois Greenfield’s dramatic images. Welcome to your modern home!

Plus, a dance mom’s podcast on ballet world success, a profile of jazz powerhouse Jackie Sleight, our annual list of tap festivals in the U.S. and abroad, and more!

Cover photo of dancers Andrew Claus, Eileen Jaworowicz, and Aileen Roehl by Lois Greenfield, 2008

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak
By Thom Watson and Karen White

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Pivot Points and Partner Walks
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Riffs
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Parallel and Taylor Chassé
By Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Back Spin and Sweep
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Polonaise vs Mazurka
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

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FYI
What’s up in the dance community

Page Turners
Books of note (new and not).

Moving Images
Videos of note (new and not).

Thinking Out Loud | The Unseen Student
By Avis Sauls

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

College Close-Ups | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

Collective Wisdom
Ideas and advice from our readers.

FEATURES 
Modern & Contemporary Dance
Bright Biz Idea | Isadora, Martha, and You
By Jill Randall
Introducing your students to modern dance.

Modern Dance ABCs
By Tamsin Nutter
The essentials of six major methods.

Unparalleled Peabody
By Jennifer Kaplan
How a music conservatory went modern (dance) and made its mark on history.

Moving Still (available in print edition only)
A photo essay of selections from Lois Greenfield’s latest book.

Ballet Scene | Making It
By Karen White
A dance mom’s quest for information becomes a podcast on ballet world success.

Powerhouse of Jazz
By Joseph Carman
The dance dynamo and life force that is Jackie Sleight.

Tap Festivals
A 2016 guide to tap festivals in the U.S. and abroad.

DSLCovFeb16Eye on Choreography

Volume 21 | Issue 2 | Buy a print copy

If you’re a dance teacher, you’re a choreographer – and we’ve got stories that will spark your creativity: dances for a tiny stage, new versions of a postmodern classic, an original ballet, RDA’s National Choreography Intensive, and other fresh ideas and innovative approaches to dancemaking.

Plus, how to identify training plateaus and help students through them, our annual guide to summertime teacher training workshops and intensives, and more!

Cover photo by Francesco Caprio

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak
By Karen White and Cheryl A. Ossola

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Starting Barefoot, and Stretching With Ronds de Jambe
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Paddle and Roll
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Hinges and Finding Shapes in Space
By Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Two Choreography Strategies
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Bournonville’s Napoli
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

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FYI
What’s up in the dance community

Page Turners
Books of note (new and not).

Moving Images
Videos of note (new and not).

Thinking Out Loud | Acing Auditions
By Brent Thiessen

Teacher in the Spotlight | Pamela Caira
Teachers who make a difference

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

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

Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.

FEATURES 
Eye on Choreography
Reimagining Rosas danst Rosas
By Elizabeth Zimmer
The worldwide reach and universal appeal of an online postmodern choreography.

Prince, Feather, Hummingbird
By Karen White
Vision and hard work pay off with a student-written original ballet.

Teaching What Can’t Be Taught
By Joseph Carman
The National Choreography Intensive helps young dancemakers learn to create.

Small Stage, Big Ideas
By Heather Wisner
Theater-in-the-round shows on a pint-size scale teach creativity and adaptation.

Bright Biz Idea | Dance School Startup
By Julia Holt Lucia
A Founders’ Club helps a school build a foundation before opening its doors.

Ballet Scene | Tales of Two Teachers
By Toba Singer
Fresh voices enrich the offerings at San Francisco Ballet School.

Higher-Ed Voice | Shifting Gears
By Kerry Ring
How to identify and help students through training plateaus.

Summertime Teacher Training
Your guide to workshops and intensives across the U.S. and beyond.

Jan2016_Cover_FBA World of Dance

Volume 21 | Issue 1 | Buy a print copy

Traditionally, we ring in the New Year with a look at dance on the global stage; this year we highlight dance education’s role in fostering cultural diplomacy and diversity.

Around the world, Dancing to Connect workshops partner American and local teachers; around the nation, dance teachers incorporate Japanese culture in their classrooms; and in New York City, afterschool programs embrace cultural differences.

Let’s go!

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak
By Cheryl A. Ossola and Tamsin Nutter

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Cabriole Fouetté and One-Legged Finishes
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Heel and Toe Drops
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Contractions and Expressive Feet
By Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Arm Wave and Slowing Down
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | La Sylphide and Reels
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

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FYI
What’s up in the dance community

Page Turners
Books of note (new and not).

Moving Images
Videos of note (new and not).

Thinking Out Loud | From Good to Great
By Casey C. Davenport

Teacher in the Spotlight | Kristin Kudla
Teachers who make a difference

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

College Close-Ups | Alabama State University
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

Collective Wisdom
Ideas and advice from our readers.

FEATURES 
A World of Dance
Eastern Influences
By Lisa Okuhn
Japanese traditions in American dance schools preserve culture and promote awareness.

Compassion, Cooperation, Creativity
By Brian McCormick
Teaching inner-city kids to embrace ethnic differences and personal growth through dance.

Dancing to Connect
By Elizabeth Zimmer
Movement for cultural diplomacy at Battery Dance.

Bright Biz Idea | Build a Brochure
By Tamsin Nutter
The classic trifold delivers essentials – and punch.

Homegrown Homework
By Debra Danese
How to find and create professional development opportunities.

Picture Perfect
By Mary Ellen Hunt
Stellar photos and videos help students ace auditions.

Dec '15_Cover_DTS_Large_220x299Musical Theater & Hip-Hop

Volume 20 | Issue 10 | Buy a print copy

As Pippin‘s original Leading Player, Ben Vereen sang about being “On the Right Track.” This month, we’ll help get your musical theater and hip-hop programs on track. Along with a one-on-one with Vereen, you’ll find stories about campus hip-hop clubs, one studio’s focus on musical theater, and another’s jazz and hip-hop outreach.

Plus, hip-hop and rap on Broadway, a studio that focuses on drop-in classes for adults, how to teach dance history in and out of the classroom, and a dance history quiz.

As Vereen sang in Pippin’s opening number, “Join us.”

Cover photo of Ben Vereen by Don Jones Photography

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak
By Tamsin Nutter and Lisa Okuhn

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers |  Tombé Pas de Bourrée and Royale
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Sound Quality
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Using the Legs, Encouraging the Individual
By Toni Pierce-Sands

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Geometry and Fundamentals
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Leitmotifs and National Dances in Coppélia
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
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Words from our readers

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FYI
What’s up in the dance community

Page Turners
Books of note (new and not).

Moving Images
Videos of note (new and not).

Thinking Out Loud | Hip-Hop at Home on Broadway
By Elizabeth Zimmer 

Teacher in the Spotlight | Brynn Weinzirl
Teachers who make a difference

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

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

Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.

FEATURES 
Musical Theater & Hip-Hop
Broadway’s Ben Vereen
By Karen White
Offstage, a brilliant performer shines his light on young dancers and society.

Make Mine Musical Theater
By Irene Hsiao
New Jersey dance studio puts performing arts classes front and center.

Higher-Ed Voice | Hip-Hop’s Campus Communities
By Rita Felciano
University student groups from coast to coast find a home in hip-hop.

Reaching Out With Jazz
By Karen White
Patti Rutland closed one school and opened another – this time to pursue her calling.

Name That Dancer
By Ryan P. Casey
Quick, easy, and fun ways to teach dance history, in the classroom and beyond.

Bright Biz Idea | From Personal Journey to Brand
By Irene Hsiao
Drop-in classes for adults blend fitness, fun, and a fiery need to dance.

Onstage Nationwide
Our exclusive list puts competitions and conventions at your fingertips.

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