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Mind Your BodyFebruary 2015

Volume 20 | Issue 2 | Buy a print copy

This month we focus on wellness, of both mind and body. Gone are the days of harsh teaching methods that promoted unhealthy mindsets; today there are widespread efforts to make dance training good for body and soul. You’ll discover how one school tends to both, how a team of dancers delivers Mindful Practice to private studios, and how to help teens in trouble.

Plus, month-by-month business goals, paving the way for freshman dance majors, post-performance feedback at USA IBC, our annual roundup of teacher training options, and more.

Selected stories will be published online throughout the month of February, with all content available online in March.

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the Publisher

EditorSpeak | Cultural Citizens
By Cheryl A. Ossola

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Glissades in Petit Allegro
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Swing’s the Thing
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Arms and Legacies
By Toni Pierce-Sands

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Basic Top Rock and Imagery
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Classical Period: Part 1
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
FYI
What’s Up In the dance community

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Words from our readers

Teacher in the Spotlight | Chauniece Conner Thompson
Teachers who make a difference 

Thinking Out Loud | Hard, Good Work
By Lisa Okuhn

Classroom Connection
By Michelle Knell and Holly Derville-Teer
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

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

FEATURES 
Mind Your Body
Mindful Practice
By Joseph Carman
Teaching dance students how to be healthy in mind and body.

Finding the Joy
By Heather Wisner
Building—or rebuilding—healthy minds and bodies.

Teens in Trouble 
By Elizabeth McLain
What to do when a student’s personal crisis invades the studio.

Bright Biz Idea | Calendar It!
By MaryBeth Kemp
Month-by-month steps to a better business.

Ballet Scene | Offstage Insights
By Karen White
At the USA IBC, post-performance evaluations are part of the learning process.

Higher-Ed Voice | College Prep
By Kerry Ring
Readying freshman dance majors to learn and succeed—and have fun.

A World of DanceJanuary 2015

Volume 20 | Issue 1 | Buy a print copy

It’s time for our New Year’s tradition—sharing stories about dance from a global perspective. This month we’re taking you to France for ballet, to Korea for traditional and contemporary dance, and to the Middle East to explore the history and culture behind belly dance. Then discover how dance is a gateway to education and opportunity in the genocide-affected countries of Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Guinea.

Plus, acting games, dance in daycare centers, a new department showcasing notable dance films, and more.

COLUMNS
On My Mind | Happy New Year!
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak | Beginnings | Catching a Wave, Dancing the Dance
By Cheryl A. Ossola and Lisa Okuhn

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Diagonals and Pirouettes
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Mixed Levels
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Risk-Taking and Groundedness
By Toni Pierce-Sands

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Grooves and “Indian” Step
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Baroque Period: Part 3
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
FYI
What’s Up In the dance community

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Words from our readers

Classroom Connection
By Debra Danese and Holly Derville-Teer
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

Teacher in the Spotlight | Lisa Eisemann
Teachers who make a difference 

Thinking Out Loud | Embracing Choreography With HUGS
By Mary Lynn Taylor

College Close-Ups | University at Buffalo (SUNY)
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

FEATURES 
A World of Dance
Change in Direction 
By Bonner Odell
An artistic director does good by kids in genocide’s aftermath.

Breath, Energy, Soul
By Joseph Carman
History and culture, fluidity and lyricism unite in Korean dance.

Ballet Scene | French Lessons 
By Megan Donahue
Ballet-themed trip to France combines art, history, dance education – and even romance.

From Temple Dance to Today’s Stages
By Jeanne Fogler
Exploring the history, mystery, and culture of belly dance.

Fun and Games
By Mike Wittmers
Helping young dancers find their voices through improv.

Bright Biz Idea | Dance on the Go
By Kay Waters
Daycare center classes offer a business model with no studio required.

Hip-Hop & JazzDecember 2014

Volume 19 | Issue 10 | Buy a print copy

It’s time for our favorite funky duo, hip-hop and jazz! Read about master hip-hop teachers, birthday party fun, and dancers ages 50 and up getting their groove on. Then meet the Marta sisters, with jazz styles as different as the coasts they iive on, and explore university jazz dance programs. Jump right in!

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak | We Ballet | Two Lumps, Please
By Cheryl A. Ossola and Karen White

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Shoulder Sits
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Time Steps
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Inviting and Allowing
By Bill Evans

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Know Your History
By Geo Hubela

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Baroque Period: Part 2
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
FYI
What’s Up In the dance community

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Words from our readers

Teacher in the Spotlight | Nancy Pattison
Teachers who make a difference 

Thinking Out Loud | A Nip in the Bud
By Elizabeth McLain

Classroom Connection
By Kerry Ring and Mollee Johnson
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

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

FEATURES 
Hip-Hop & Jazz
Jazz Duet 
By Elizabeth Zimmer
Two sisters, two coasts, two styles of dance.

Studying the Classix
By Kay Waters
Atlanta-based dance crew proves hip-hop isn’t only for the young.

Bright Biz Idea | Happy Hip-Hop Birthday 
By Megan Donahue
Boost Profits and fun with kid-cool dance parties.

In Their Corner 
By Lisa Okuhn
Using tap and boxing, and digging deep, Joe Orrach helps others find their voices.

Hip-Hop Lineup 
By Gina McGalliard
Monthly guest teachers amp up the training at Wildwood Dance & Arts.

Higher-Ed Voice | Jazz Dance x 3
By Joseph Carman
A sampling of university jazz dance degree programs.

Ballet Scene | Tutu Famous
By Karen White
Making costume confections takes skill, patience, and years of experience.

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

5, 6, 7, 8! Kids!November 2014

Volume 19 | Issue 9 | Buy a print copy

Our kids-centric issue will help you get everybody dancing. We’ve got stories on parent participation classes, approaches for reaching students with special needs, boosting community interest through free coffee hours, and dance teachers’ favorite music for younger dancers. Plus, superheroes add “cool” to ballet outreach. Read on!

COLUMNS
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

EditorSpeak | It’s All a Blur | Looking Out, Not Looking In
By Karen White and Lisa Okuhn

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Souped-Up Sauts de Basque
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Spanks and Drawbacks
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Fun, Challenges, Success
By Bill Evans

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Stance and Style
By Geo Hubela

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Baroque Period
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

DEPARTMENTS
Mail
Words from our readers

FYI
What’s Up In the dance community

Classroom Connection
By Michelle Knell and Debra Danese
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum

Teacher in the Spotlight | Neisha Hernandez
Teachers who make a difference 

Thinking Out Loud | Finding Gratitude
By Edwin V. Santana

College Close-Ups | Saint Mary’s College of California
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

FEATURES 
5, 6, 7, 8! Kids!
Ballet Scene | Up, Up, and Plié! 
By Thom Watson
Superhero-themed community outreach program teaches kids about healthy choices and ballet.

Tuning In
Readers recommend their favorite music for young dancers.

Dance Without Limits | Dance For All 
By Joseph Carman
Methods for teaching dance to people with special needs.

Dance Without Limits | Special Delivery 
By Christina Raymond
Three approaches to teaching students with disabilities. 

Dance Without Limits | Dance With Todd
By Jennifer Kaplan
Adaptive Dance classes produce small victories, big results.

Dancing a Mile in Their Shoes
By Megan Donahue
Parent participation classes create closeness, respect, and fun.

Bright Biz Idea | Coffee Klatch Meets Ballet
By Julia Holt Lucia
Informal, informative, and free, ballet “coffee hours” boost interest and bring in supporters.

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