October 2015 | Table of Contents

DSLCoverOct2015Recital Roundup

Volume 20 | Issue 8 | Buy a print copy

Recital planning time, and there’s so much to think about—what to do with the one boy in class, how to edit music, and what you need in a stage manager.

The answers are here, plus the latest in costumes; teaching kids the basics of production; dance at Harvard, Stanford, and Yale; a look back at this year’s DanceLife Teacher Conference; and the final installment of our business series for new school owners.

Curtain up!

On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher

By Cheryl A. Ossola and Tamsin Nutter

2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Port de Bras for Jumps
By David Arce

2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Released, Relaxed, and Ready
By Thelma Goldberg

2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Relaxed Placement and Direction Changes
By Toni Pierce-Sands

2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Box Step and 360-Degree Dancing
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro

2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | 20th-Century Music
By Nina Pinzarrone

Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers

Words from our readers

Bulletin Board
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What’s up in the dance community

Page Turners
Books of note (new and not).

Moving Images
Videos of note (new and not).

Thinking Out Loud | Encouraging Young Teachers
By Ryan P. Casey 

Teacher in the Spotlight | Lisa Marie Pelton
Teachers who make a difference

College Close-Ups | Five College Dance Department
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.

Performance Corner
Our sneak peek at shows we’d love to see.

Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.

Recital Roundup!
Only One Boy
By Karen White
Choreographic and costuming choices for when you do-or don’t-want to single him out.

Creativity Counts
By Gregg Russell
Music editing adds edge and excitement to ho-hum songs.

King of the Show
By Lea Marshall
From small-town recitals to Broadway shows, stage managers call the shots.

Concept to Choreography to Curtain
By Debra Danese
Theater basics plus hard work teach dance students the art of production.

Bright Biz Idea | Primed for Success
By Christina Raymond
Part 5 in a series about business basics for aspiring school owners.

Higher-Ed Voice | Dance at the Ivies
By Lisa Okuhn
New respect for dance and new opportunities, draw students to non-arts-focused schools.

One for All: the 2015 DanceLife Teacher Conference
Five days of collegiality, generosity, and trust.

Dance Studio Life, a magazine with a back-to-basics approach, is a division of the Rhee Gold Company, whose mission is to be at the forefront of dance and education by promoting the highest possible standards in teaching. Dance Studio Life understands the soul of the teaching field.