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dec-16_cover_dts_large_216x294Hip-Hop Dance

December 2016 | Volume 21 | Issue 10 | Buy a copy

In this issue we crisscross the country with stories about innovative hip-hop projects. In Philadelphia, Rennie Harris Awe-Inspiring Works teaches dancers hip-hop technique and history. In Chicago, The Puzzle League’s advocacy-based choreography educates and entertains. And in Oakland, Mud Water Project blends ballet with turfing, a local street dance style.

Plus, a National Dance Education Organization conference devoted to jazz dance; Regional Dance America’s Northeast Festival’s present and momentous past; journaling as a learning and self-empowerment tool for dancers and dance students; and our annual list of competitions and conventions.

Get in the groove!

Throughout the month of December, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by January 1.

Columns
On My Mind
Words from the publisher.

EditorSpeak
Tamsin Nutter and Cheryl A. Ossola

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Two Rules for Male Partners
David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Across the Floor and Around the Room
Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Hip Slides and Gentle Grips
Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Essential Moves: Kick Ball Change
Samara Atkins

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

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers.

Departments
Mail
Words from our readers.

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 | University of Utah
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.

Features
Hip-Hop Dance

Champs and Change Agents
by Bonner Odell
How a hip-hop crew mobilizes millennials about politics and social issues.

Ballet Scene | Crossing Boundaries
by Heather Wisner
Turfers and ballet dancers come together to address social justice.

Raw and Awesome
by Joseph Carman
Rennie Harris’ second company delivers training, culture, and reality shock.

Jazz Hands-On
by Karen White
Dance educators hash out history, future of jazz dance at NDEO conference. 

Power of the Page
by Josie Bray and Richard Kent
How journaling exercises can enhance a dancer’s life, in school and beyond.

Grassroots to Mainstream
by Steve Sucato
Regional Dance America’s Northeast Festival, present and momentous past.

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

nov-16_cover_dts_large_216x294Primetime for Preschool Dance

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!

Throughout the month of November, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by December 1.

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.

October 2016Recital Roundup

October 2016 | Volume 21 Issue 8 | Buy a copy

What’s more exciting than planning a show? Getting new ideas! This month you’ll read about the importance of the recital speech (think marketing), a smart way to earn raves for ballet numbers, how to make repetition fun, and exciting options in skin-tone dancewear. And enjoy some armchair shopping with our collection of fabulous recital costumes.

Plus, the difference between various tap styles; George Balanchine’s work for Broadway, film, and even a circus; dance scholarship at Middlebury College; how the University of Washington preserves historically significant modern dance works; and more!

Cover photo of Gwinnett Ballet Theatre School students by Richard Calmes

COLUMNS
On My Mind
by Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak
by Tamsin Nutter and Karen White

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Pointe Shoe Drill and Fondu Footwork
by David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Building a Foundation
by Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Landing Jumps and Trusting Partners
by Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Sitting in the Pocket
by Samara Atkins

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Glazunov’s Raymonda
by 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 shows we’d love to see.

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

Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.

FEATURES 
Recital Roundup
Thinking Out Loud | Ballet? Bring It On!
by Casey C. Davenport

Mindful Marketing | From the Heart
by Teri Mangiaratti

From the Top—Again
by Kathryn Boland
Keeping repetition fresh and fun for students and teachers.

Repetition Through Play
by Diane Gudat
11 low-cost games and creative ideas to keep students engaged.

Skin Is In
by Mary Ellen Hunt
Step aside, ballet pink—new color options for tights and shoes reflect dance’s demographics.

Glitter & Glamour (available in print edition only)
The latest costume styles can glitz up your recital stage.

Talking Tap
by Constance Valis Hill
Pick up the lowdown on tap styles, terms, and history.

Ballet Scene | Popular Balanchine
by Doug Fullington
A look at the flip side of a ballet genius.

Higher-Ed Voice | Embodied Scholarship
by Elizabeth Zimmer
Dance studies of a different stripe are the norm at Middlebury College.

Re-Mastering Modern Dance
by Rachel Berman
University of Washington MFA student company preserves historically significant dance works.

Sept '16_Cover_DTS_Large_216x294Competition Time!

September 2016 | Volume 21 Issue 7  | Buy a copy

This month we look at competitions from new angles: the life lessons former comp kids gained from competing, DIY competitions, breaking into adjudication, and a judge’s humorous account of three days on the road.

Plus, our annual Q&A with competition directors, applying athletic concepts to dance training, how students benefit from working with professional company dancers, tips for managing multiple studio locations, and more!

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak
By Tamsin Nutter and Thom Watson

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Jump Readiness and Ending on 7 (Not 8)
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Vocabulary Boards and Flash Cards
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Modern Dance Walks and Escaping the Mirror
By Patrick Corbin

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Spins as Accents
By Samara Atkins

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Minkus’ Don Quixote and La Bayadere
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
Mail
Words from our readers

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).

Thinking Out Loud | Totally Teamwork
By Ashley Slemp

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

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

Collective Wisdom
Ideas and advice from our readers.

FEATURES 
Competition Time!
Winning at Life
By Joseph Carman
Former competition kids talk lifelong takeaways and career success.

So You Wanna Be a Judge
By Christina Raymond
How to make your adjudication application a knockout.

‎Venue Vagabond
By Diane Gudat
3 Days in the life of a competition judge.

Do-It-Yourself Competitions
By Karen White
How three entrepreneurial women bring dance events to students and communities.

Directors’ Perspective
Competition directors sound off on goals, innovative dances, props, and categories.

Ballet Scene | Performing With the Pros
By Jenny O’Brien
How students benefit from working with company dancers.

Smart Cycles
By Kerry Ring
What dance teachers can learn from athletic training concepts.

Bright Biz Idea | Copy, Paste, Delegate, Thrive
By Tiffany R. Jansen
6 rules to live by for owners of multiple school locations.

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