Dance Studio Life http://www.dancestudiolife.com Dedicated to Quality Dance Education Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:10:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cropped-icon-512-32x32.jpg Dance Studio Life http://www.dancestudiolife.com 32 32 March-April 2017 | Collective Wisdom http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-collective-wisdom/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:53:25 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48432 Reality Check: Sensitivity and Caring Q. I have a talented dancer who lost an arm in an accident. She came back to ballet class and is doing amazingly well, but I don’t want to pretend that this is not going to affect her balance or her dancing. How do I navigate this situation with sensitivity and caring? ]]> March-April 2017 | 2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Ballets Russes and Petrushka http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-2-music-tips-for-dance-teachers-the-ballets-russes-and-petrushka/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:44:38 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48419 March-April 2017 | Thinking Out Loud | How to Create a Modern Dance Curriculum http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-thinking-out-loud-how-to-create-a-modern-dance-curriculum/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:47:05 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48411 March-April 2017 | 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Classic ’90s Hip-Hop: The Reebok http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-2-tips-for-hip-hop-teachers-classic-90s-hip-hop-the-reebok/ Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:41:42 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48407 Tip 1: The 1990s offered a fresh take on urban culture. The music, clothing, and messages were loud; the movement was big, colorful, and “hype.” To me, the expressive moves of classic ’90s style are still the pinnacle of hip-hop. Tip 2: Imagery can be helpful when you’re breaking down a compound move. With the Reebok, I like to use the image of a door closing and opening. ]]> March-April 2017 | Mail http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-mail/ Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:56:43 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48415 March-April 2017 | College Close-Ups | Emory University http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-college-close-ups-emory-university/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:51:19 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48425 March-April 2017 | Tap Festivals http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-tap-festivals/ Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:34:59 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48378 March-April 2017 | Costumes Count http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-costumes-count/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:27:12 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48372 March-April 2017 | 2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Changing Front and Sharing Weight http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-2-tips-for-modern-contemporary-teachers-changing-front-and-sharing-weight/ Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:23:20 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48362 Tip 1: Staying at the front of the studio during class can limit you as an instructor. Changing your vantage point is a good way to catch issues that otherwise might escape your attention. Tip 2: The ease and fluidity associated with contemporary duet work can begin with a simple weight-sharing exercise.]]> March-April 2017 | Higher-Ed Voice | A Teaching Lab for Creativity http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-higher-ed-voice-a-teaching-lab-for-creativity/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:57:52 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48353 March-April 2017 | Ask Rhee Gold http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-ask-rhee-gold/ Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:07:19 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48330 March-April 2017 | A Step Ahead http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-a-step-ahead/ Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:46:34 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48317 March-April 2017 | 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Finishing Touches http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-2-tips-for-tap-teachers-finishing-touches/ Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:11:32 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48312 Tip 1: Getting a tap routine ready for performance is like putting frosting on a cake. The ingredients have been organized and laid out, and now it’s time to concentrate on the final details: making it look and (in tap’s case) sound great. Tip 2: Tap is a full-bodied dance form, and the upper body can express rhythm just as clearly as the feet can make sounds. ]]> March-April 2017 | Exploring Contemporary Dance http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-exploring-contemporary-dance/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:38:55 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48294 March-April 2017 | EditorSpeak http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-editorspeak/ Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:14:35 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48284 March-April 2017 | On My Mind http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-on-my-mind/ Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:12:44 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48279 March-April 2017 | Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-fantastic-beats-and-where-to-find-them/ Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:00:56 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48267 March-April 2017 | 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Pliés and Tours in Men’s Class http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-2-tips-for-ballet-teachers-plies-and-tours-in-mens-class/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:03:43 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48255 Tip 1: To start men’s class, my male students and I do 32 push-ups to music (usually at a coda or fouetté tempo) followed by what I call “manly pliés” at the barre. Tip 2: When male students practice tours en l’air, they often need reminders to clean up their preparation port de bras.]]> March-April 2017 | Cool & Contemporary http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-cool-contemporary/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:45:15 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48241 DSL asked celebrated choreographers Tyce Diorio, Teddy Forance, Mia Michaels, and Derrick Schrader how they define the genre, the pros and cons of making dance in an age when dance videos are ubiquitous online, where they find inspiration for their work, and how they approach choreographing and staging contemporary dance. We also asked for their advice for dance teachers in hometown studios.]]> March-April 2017 | Moving Images http://www.dancestudiolife.com/march-april-2017-moving-images/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:17:55 +0000 http://www.dancestudiolife.com/?p=48225 Dancing Dreams 2. Ghostlight 3. Alonzo King Lines Ballet: Triangle of the Squinches, Scheherazade, Dust and Light 4. The Royal Ballet: Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée ]]>