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Volume 20 | Issue 1 | Online in February | 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. Bon voyage!

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 | Words from the Publisher By Rhee Gold
EditorSpeak 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
Mail
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 
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
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers
2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Baroque Period By Nina Pinzarrone
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Souped-Up Sauts de Basque By David Arce
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Stance and Style By Geo Hubela
2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Fun, Challenges, Success By Bill Evans
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Spanks and Drawbacks By Thelma Goldberg
EditorSpeak By Karen White and Lisa Okuhn
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher By Rhee Gold

DEPARTMENTS
Classroom Connection By Michelle Knell and Debra Danese
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
College Close-Ups | Saint Mary’s College of California
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.
Mail
Words from our readers
FYI
What’s Up In the dance community
Teacher in the Spotlight | Neisha Hernandez
Teachers who make a difference  
Thinking Out Loud | Finding Gratitude By Edwin V. Santana

FEATURES 
Ballet Scene | Up, Up, and Plié! By Thom Watson
Superhero-themed community outreach program teaches kids about healthy choices and ballet.
Bright Biz Idea | Coffee Klatch Meets Ballet By Julia Holt Lucia
Informal, informative, and free, ballet “coffee hours” boost interest and bring in supporters.
Dance Without Limits | Dance For All By Joseph Carman
Methods for teaching dance to people with special needs.
Dance Without Limits | Dance With Todd By Jennifer Kaplan
Adaptive Dance classes produce small victories, big results.
Dance Without Limits | Special Delivery By Christina Raymond
Three approaches to teaching students with disabilities. 
Dancing a Mile in Their Shoes By Megan Donahue
Parent participation classes create closeness, respect, and fun.
Tuning In
Readers recommend their favorite music for young dancers.

Recital RoundupOctober 2014

Volume 19 | Issue 8 | Buy a print copy

It’s showtime! Our annual recital issue includes costume know-how from the experts, tips on creating memorable finales, smart scenic design and staging strategies, ways to maximize your program book, and the latest recital costumes. Get ready for a great show!

COLUMNS
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers
2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Music Periods: Medieval & Renaissance By Nina Pinzarrone
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Flexed Feet By David Arce
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Battles and Nae Naes By Geo Hubela
2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Opening and Closing Rituals By Bill Evans
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Slaps and Flaps By Thelma Goldberg
EditorSpeak By Cheryl A. Ossola and Lisa Okuhn
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher By Rhee Gold

DEPARTMENTS
Classroom Connection By Dana Aniello and Debra Danese
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
College Close-Ups | Oklahoma City University Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.
Mail
Words from our readers
FYI
What’s Up In the dance community
Teacher in the Spotlight | Susu Hale Prout
Teachers who make a difference  
Thinking Out Loud | Dream Big, Plan Bigger By Jennifer Smith

FEATURES 
A Fabulous Finish By Lea Marshall
Cap off a great recital with a finale that fits.
Artwork Meets Footwork By Megan Donahue
Dances with a fine-arts theme make a unique recital concept.
Ballet Scene | Ballet in Cleveland By Rita Felciano
If one determined woman gets her way, Ohio’s second-largest city will see a resurgence in ballet.
Bright Biz Idea | Frightful Fundraising By Christina Raymond
A haunted house fundraiser makes competition costs a little less scary.
Cut, Line, and Shine By Mary Ellen Hunt
What’s good and what’s not in costuming your kids.
Higher-Ed Voice | Top Tap Programs By Ryan P. Casey
Step aside, ballet and modern-tap stakes a claim in higher-ed.
Magic Touch By Larry Sousa
How to punch up a show with projections.
Making an Entrance By Julie Holt Lucia
Creative lobby displays wow crowds before the show begins.
Program Books With Punch By Misty Lown
Make a profit, a keepsake, and a positive impression.
Ready, Set, Show! By Christina Raymond
Spice up your recitals for years to come with versatile modular set pieces.
Super Staging By Elizabeth Zimmer
For performances that educate students and entertain audiences, look beyond steps to the dynamics of space, time, and place.

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