Volume 20 | Issue 7 | Buy a print copy
This month we shine the light on competitions: dances for the littlest kids, ballet pieces, onstage mishaps, originality, and our annual Q&A with competition directors.
Plus gender inequality in dance, theater etiquette, hair and makeup basics for young dancers, movement classes for non-dancers, part 4 of our business series for new school owners, and more!
Throughout the month of September, we’ll be publishing online versions of selected stories, with full content available by October 1.
On My Mind
By Rhee Gold
Words from the publisher
By Cheryl A. Ossola and Karen White
2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Inside Pirouettes
By David Arce
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Back to Basics
By Thelma Goldberg
2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Questions in Class and Hyperextension
By Toni Pierce-Sands
2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Cross-Training and Knee Drop
By Anthony “Ynot” DeNaro
2 Music Tips for Dance Teachers | Nationalism and Impressionism
By Nina Pinzarrone
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers
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Words from our readers
Ideas and advice from our readers.
What’s up in the dance community
Books of note (new and not).
Videos of note (new and not).
Teacher in the Spotlight | Wendy Stein
Teachers who make a difference
Thinking Out Loud | Theater Etiquette
By Debra Danese
Mindful Marketing | Rethinking Tradition
By Kate Florian
College Close-Ups | Shenandoah Conservatory
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.
Our sneak peek at shows we’d love to see.
By Jenny O’Brien
Getting the most from young children on the competition stage.
Bloopers & Bedlam
By Diane Gudat
Put a dancer onstage and anything can happen – and probably will.
Breaking the Mold
Readers speak out on why original or upbeat dances are a must at competitions.
By Dana Genshaft
Stage makeup basics for kids and teens.
Ballet Scene | Raising the Barre
By Jennifer Rienert
Why your school should put ballet on the competitive stage, and how to do it.
A dozen views on technology, onstage “saves,” awards, and parents at competitions.
No Experience Necessary
By Rita Felciano
Movement classes attract non-dancers through inclusiveness and creativity.
By Ann Murphy
The asymmetry of gender roles in dance..
Bright Biz Idea | Primed for Success
By Christina Raymond
Part 4 in a series about business basics for aspiring school owners.
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.