October 2016 | Volume 21 Issue 8 | Buy a copy
What’s more exciting than planning a show? Getting new ideas! This month you’ll read about the importance of the recital speech (think marketing), a smart way to earn raves for ballet numbers, how to make repetition fun, and exciting options in skin-tone dancewear. And enjoy some armchair shopping with our collection of fabulous recital costumes.
Plus, the difference between various tap styles; George Balanchine’s work for Broadway, film, and even a circus; dance scholarship at Middlebury College; how the University of Washington preserves historically significant modern dance works; and more!
On My Mind
by Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher
by Tamsin Nutter and Karen White
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Building a Foundation
by Thelma Goldberg
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Sitting in the Pocket
by Samara Atkins
2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Glazunov’s Raymonda
by Nina Pinzarrone
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers
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What’s up in the dance community.
Books of note (new and not).
Videos of note (new and not).
Our sneak peek at shows we’d love to see.
College Close-Ups | Florida State University
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.
Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.
Thinking Out Loud | Ballet? Bring It On!
by Casey C. Davenport
Mindful Marketing | From the Heart
by Teri Mangiaratti
From the Top—Again
by Kathryn Boland
Keeping repetition fresh and fun for students and teachers.
Repetition Through Play
by Diane Gudat
11 low-cost games and creative ideas to keep students engaged.
Skin Is In
by Mary Ellen Hunt
Step aside, ballet pink—new color options for tights and shoes reflect dance’s demographics.
Glitter & Glamour (available in print edition only)
The latest costume styles can glitz up your recital stage.
by Constance Valis Hill
Pick up the lowdown on tap styles, terms, and history.
Ballet Scene | Popular Balanchine
by Doug Fullington
A look at the flip side of a ballet genius.
Higher-Ed Voice | Embodied Scholarship
by Elizabeth Zimmer
Dance studies of a different stripe are the norm at Middlebury College.
Re-Mastering Modern Dance
by Rachel Berman
University of Washington MFA student company preserves historically significant dance works.
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.athr