Dance Studio Life Dedicated to Quality Dance Education 2017-04-26T15:35:05Z WordPress Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Collective Wisdom]]> 2017-04-20T17:56:09Z 2017-04-12T17:53:25Z 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? ]]> Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | 2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | The Ballets Russes and Petrushka]]> 2017-04-20T17:46:20Z 2017-04-11T17:44:38Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Thinking Out Loud | How to Create a Modern Dance Curriculum]]> 2017-04-20T17:50:04Z 2017-04-05T17:47:05Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Classic ’90s Hip-Hop: The Reebok]]> 2017-04-20T17:44:13Z 2017-04-04T17:41:42Z 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. ]]> Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Mail]]> 2017-04-20T17:57:37Z 2017-03-31T17:56:43Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | College Close-Ups | Emory University]]> 2017-04-20T17:53:01Z 2017-03-30T17:51:19Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Tap Festivals]]> 2017-04-20T22:09:51Z 2017-03-28T17:34:59Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Costumes Count]]> 2017-03-23T18:36:32Z 2017-03-22T18:27:12Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | 2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Changing Front and Sharing Weight]]> 2017-03-23T18:24:53Z 2017-03-21T18:23:20Z 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.]]> Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Higher-Ed Voice | A Teaching Lab for Creativity]]> 2017-03-20T22:39:48Z 2017-03-20T17:57:52Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Ask Rhee Gold]]> 2017-03-16T17:07:19Z 2017-03-16T17:07:19Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | A Step Ahead]]> 2017-03-16T16:53:32Z 2017-03-15T16:46:34Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Finishing Touches]]> 2017-03-14T17:12:29Z 2017-03-14T17:11:32Z 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. ]]> Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Exploring Contemporary Dance]]> 2017-03-14T17:25:34Z 2017-03-13T21:38:55Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | EditorSpeak]]> 2017-03-14T17:21:31Z 2017-03-10T18:14:35Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | On My Mind]]> 2017-03-14T17:14:18Z 2017-03-09T18:12:44Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them]]> 2017-03-08T19:00:56Z 2017-03-08T19:00:56Z Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Pliés and Tours in Men’s Class]]> 2017-03-07T20:06:46Z 2017-03-07T20:03:43Z 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.]]> Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Cool & Contemporary]]> 2017-03-08T19:01:53Z 2017-03-06T17:45:15Z 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.]]> Rhee Gold <![CDATA[March-April 2017 | Moving Images]]> 2017-03-03T17:17:55Z 2017-03-03T17:17:55Z 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 ]]>