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Mind Your BodyFebruary 2015

Volume 20 | Issue 2 | Online in March | 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.

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. Bon voyage!

COLUMNS
On My Mind | Words from the Publisher By Rhee Gold
EditorSpeak By Cheryl A. Ossola and Lisa Okuhn
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers
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

DEPARTMENTS
FYI
What’s Up In the dance community
Mail
Words from our readers
Teacher in the Spotlight | Lisa Eisemann
Teachers who make a difference 
Thinking Out Loud | Embracing Choreography With HUGS By Mary Lynn Taylor
Classroom Connection By Debra Danese and Holly Derville-Teer
Ideas to incorporate into your curriculum
College Close-Ups | University at Buffalo (SUNY)
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

FEATURES 
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 | 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.

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