February 2015 | Table of Contents

February 2015

This month we focus on wellness, of both mind and body. Gone are the days of harsh teaching methods that promoted unhealthy mindsets; today there are widespread efforts to make dance training good for body and soul. You’ll discover how one school tends to both, how a team of dancers delivers Mindful Practice to private studios, and how to help teens in trouble.

Plus, month-by-month business goals, paving the way for freshman dance majors, post-performance feedback at USA IBC, our annual roundup of teacher training options, and more.

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January 2015 | Table of Contents

January 2015

A World of Dance Volume 20 | Issue 1 | Buy a print copy It’s time for our New Year’s tradition—sharing stories about dance from a global perspective. This month we’re taking you to France for ballet, to Korea for traditional and contemporary dance, and to the Middle East to . . .

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December 2014 | Table of Contents

Hip-Hop & Jazz Volume 19 | Issue 10 | Buy a print copy It’s time for our favorite funky duo, hip-hop and jazz! Read about master hip-hop teachers, birthday party fun, and dancers ages 50 and up getting their groove on. Then meet the Marta sisters, with jazz styles as . . .

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November 2014 | Table of Contents

5, 6, 7, 8! Kids! Volume 19 | Issue 9 | Buy a print copy Our kids-centric issue will help you get everybody dancing. We’ve got stories on parent participation classes, approaches for reaching students with special needs, boosting community interest through free coffee hours, and dance teachers’ favorite music . . .

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August 2014 |Table of Contents

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.

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July 2014 | Table of Contents

Celebrating 10 Years, plus Holiday Shows and Sparkle Volume 19 | Issue 5 | Buy a print copy Our 10th-anniversary issue brings you reflections from Rhee Gold and profiles of the remarkable recipients of the first Dance Studio Life “Generous Hearts” Awards. For our holiday focus, we’ve got fun, new . . .

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May|June 2014 | Table of Contents

Business Bonanza Volume 19 | Issue 4 | Buy a print copy Dig into this month’s issue for tips on running successful staff meetings, teaching exceptional dancers, and convincing kids who think they don’t love dance to think again. Plus, you’ll meet studio owners in the Midwest and on Maui . . .

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March|April 2014 | Table of Contents

Modern & Contemporary Volume 19 | Issue 3 | Buy a print copy In this month’s issue, we explore concepts for teaching modern and contemporary dance. You’ll gain new ideas and methods for the classroom with our stories on improv and composition classes, how and when to introduce codified modern . . .

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February 2014 | Table of Contents

Summer’s Bounty Volume 19 | Issue 2 | Buy a print copy Ready for something new this summer? We’ve got three ideas for you to explore as workshops or seasonal sessions or to consider for year-round classes. Then dig into our annual lineup of teach-training options, because summer is the . . .

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January 2014 | Table of Contents

Global Dance Volume 19 | Issue 1 | Buy a print copy Pack your bags! We’re taking you on a trek—to Haiti with Jean Appolon; to California, where South African dance thrives; to the Southwest, where Native American dance is alive; across the U.S. with Vanaver Caravan, and more. Plus, . . .

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December 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Better Balance By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Way to Pop By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Get Grounded By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Building on Basics By Gregg Russell A Better You | Thoughts to . . .

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November 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Super Stretches By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Build a Foundation By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Seeing the Good, Analyzing the Need By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Breaking It Down By Gregg Russell A Better You . . .

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October 2013 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Upper-Body Awareness By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Building Endurance By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Change and Replace By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Teaching Time Steps By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sound Advice By . . .

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September 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Fine-Tuning Performances By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Drop & Freeze By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Unpacking, Uncovering By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Slides & Warm-Up By Gregg Russell A Better You | Pampering During . . .

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August 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | A+ Arabesques By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Focus on Foundations By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Placing the Weight By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Developing Musicality By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sidestepping the . . .

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July 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Barre Basics By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Muscle Memory By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Joy of Teaching By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Bombershays and Counter-Rhythms By Gregg Russell A Better You | Sniffles & . . .

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May-June 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Weight and Balance By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Dressing the Part By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Spine Flexibility By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Adding and Enhancing Sounds By Gregg Russell A Better You . . .

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March-April 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | At the Barre By David Arce 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Slides By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Discovering the Spine By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Turns and Flaps By Gregg Russell A Better You | Shape Up . . .

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February 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Rigor and Nuance By Mignon Furman 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | The Shoulder Bounce By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Investigations By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Shuffles and Pullbacks By Gregg Russell A Better You | Getting Out . . .

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January 2013 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Pas de Cheval By Mignon Furman 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Muscle Control By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Focus on Intent  By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Clean and Simple By Stacy Eastman A Better You | Say . . .

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Mignon Furman, Longtime DSL Writer and Well-Respected Ballet Teacher, Dies

The Rhee Gold Company staff is in mourning today for Mignon Furman, a long-time Dance Studio Life writer and DanceLife Teacher Conference faculty member who died yesterday, December 4.

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December 2012 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Pointe Prep By Mignon Furman 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Music and the Mirror By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | The Whole Dancer By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | . . .

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Hot off the Press! November DSL Online Now

Waiting in a long holiday shopping line? Need a break from tree trimming? Check out the November issue of Dance Studio Life magazine now online and rejuvenate yourself with a hearty “Leap into Creativity.”

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DLTC Faculty Member Joins DSL Magazine as Monthly Contributor

Emmy-nominated choreographer and master tap teacher Gregg Russell will be sharing his insights into tap education each month as part of Dance Studio Life magazine’s “Two Tips for Tap Teachers” feature.

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Calling All Dance Teachers Organizations: Tell Your Story in Dance Studio Life

Submissions are now being accepted for Dance Studio Life’s Strength in Numbers feature, which pays tribute to the numerous and active dance teacher organizations throughout the country and Canada.

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Modern Dance Teacher Don Halquist Encourages Uniqueness in Students’ Performances

In the November issue of Dance Studio Life magazine, SUNY Brockport professor Don Halquist shares his thoughts on teaching students how to layer their own passion, their own emotions, and their personal uniqueness on the choreography they have been taught in class or for performance.

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Personal Stories, Experiences, Advice, Needed for DSL Feature

Dance Studio Life magazine wouldn’t be filled with all the insightful and inspirational stories it is without the generosity of teachers and studio owners from across the country who agree to share their stories with DSL and its readers.

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So Many Ways to Keep in Close Contact with What’s Going on at the Gold Company

Do you know about all the ways you can keep in touch with Rhee Gold and all that’s happening at the Rhee Gold Company?

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Competition and Conventions Coast-to-Coast Showcased in DSL December Issue

Now that the hectic registration rush is done and kids are settled in their classes, many teachers turn their attention to competition season—and Dance Studio Life is here to help.

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November 2012 | Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers. 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Fouetté Fundamentals By Mignon Furman 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Artistic Vision By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Strong and Liquid By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Early Steps in Improvising By Stacy . . .

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October 2012 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for dance teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers | Developing Trust By Mignon Furman 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Watch and Learn By Geo Hubela 2 Tips for Modern Teachers | Energy Paths By Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Amping It . . .

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Look for Jazz Legend Luigi in December issue of Dance Studio Life

For half a decade, Luigi has been one of the reigning masters of jazz dance—holding court in his New York City classroom where jazz aficionados of all ages and abilities have benefitted from his in-depth knowledge and dedication to this very-American style of dance.

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Dance Masters Chapter 8 Thrilled with Dance Studio Life Article

Each month, DSL’s Strength in Numbers feature pays tribute to a dance teacher organization. Through pictures and illustrations, the feature explains why the group was founded and by whom, how it has grown over the years, and what sorts of services and education opportunities it affords members.

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Artistry Online: Check out Dance Studio Life Magazine Covers

Ten times a year, Dance Studio Life magazine presents pages and pages of insightful, emotional, and advice-packed articles about the dance studio world. But our readers tell us that what’s on the cover is always a treat as well—from twirling toddlers to dance icons.

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September 2012 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold Advice for Dance Teachers 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers by Mignon Furman 2Tips for Hip Hop Teachers by Geo Hubela 2Tips for Modern Teachers by Bill Evans 2 Tips for Tap Teachers by Stacy Eastman A Better You | Fighting Fatigue by Suzanne Martin, PT, DPT . . .

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Vimeo Film Shows Famous Faces Sharing a Night at the Ballet

A recent film posted on Vimeo by Paris artist Louis Thomas that shows an audience filled with famous faces enjoying a night at the ballet credits Roland Petit, Jerome Robbins, and Marius Petipa for its precision “stick figure” choreography.

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Oh, What a Feeling—Flashdance Heads to Broadway

Producers said Tuesday that the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit movie about a working-class Pittsburgh girl with dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer hopes to boogie into New York in August 2013.

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August 2012 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers 2 Tips for Modern Dance Teachers 2 Tips for Tap Teachers A Better You | The Post-Dancing Diet EditorSpeak On My Mind DEPARTMENTS Mail Thinking Out Loud | Making My Garden Bloom Teacher in the Spotlight . . .

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No-Touch Zone

For a certain generation of dance educators, feeling a teacher’s guiding hand on a leg, back, or even a rear end was often standard when they were students. That’s the way things used to be—a touch here, a tap there with a hand or stick were part of the usual learning experience for many dancers.

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EditorSpeak

The results are preliminary, but they’re a no-brainer to anyone involved in arts education. A study has found that “children that partake in music activity in a group setting are more prone to developing one of humankind’s noblest traits: empathy.”

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Mail

I couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect representation of BalletBarreNone—and right before the Dance Teacher Summit! I am so grateful to you for this phenomenal exposure.

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July 2012 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers 2 Tips for Modern Dance Teachers 2 Tips for Tap Teachers A Better You | Headache Help EditorSpeak On My Mind DEPARTMENTS Mail Thinking Out Loud | Unexpected Inspiration Teacher in the Spotlight | Jennifer Sue . . .

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EditorSpeak

The 2012 graduates of the University of Pennsylvania got some unusual commencement advice. Nipun Mehta, the founder of ServiceSpace.org, told the Ivy Leaguers that though everyone else might expect them to fly, he wants them to walk. What he said makes sense for all of us, and it seems particularly timely advice for our business-focused issue.

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May-June 2012 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers 2 Tips for Modern Dance Teachers 2 Tips for Tap Teachers A Better You | Health Care How-Tos EditorSpeak On My Mind DEPARTMENTS Mail Thinking Out Loud | Why I Walked Teacher in the Spotlight | . . .

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DANCE STUDIO LIFE GOES GLOBAL WITH FREE ISSUE

Dance Studio Life magazine has hit the global market with the launch of online editions made available through the Apple Newsstand, accessible via the iTunes App Store. Dancers, dance teachers, and dance enthusiasts worldwide can now subscribe to the magazine annually or download single issues onto their iPhones and iPads (iOS 3.0 or later); options will soon be available for other smartphone devices. The free app opens to a complete library of back, current, and future issues.

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EditorSpeak

It was only the first competition of the new season and boy, were the tears flowing already! I started to think: where are the TV crews when you need ’em? Drama, tears, girls in costumes making a scene—we had it all

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March-April 2012 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers 2 Tips for Modern Dance Teachers 2 Tips for Tap Teachers A Better You | Say Goodbye to Smoking EditorSpeak On My Mind DEPARTMENTS Mail Thinking Out Loud | I Remember Tony Teacher in the Spotlight . . .

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EditorSpeak

It made No. 4 on TenduTV’s blog listing “APAP Preview: Ten Things the Dance Field Should Be Talking About in 2012,” and I’m sure it has been popping up in your conversations more and more. What is it? The issue of intellectual property rights, otherwise known to dance teachers as “Hey, that’s my choreography!”

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I cried when I saw the news that modern dance legend Ruth Currier had passed [“FYI,” December 2011]. I first encountered Ruth at the Limón school; she became the director shortly after José Limón died.

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February 2012 Table of Contents

COLUMNS Ask Rhee Gold 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers 2 Tips for Modern Dance Teachers 2 Tips for Tap Teachers A Better You | Beating the Blahs EditorSpeak On My Mind DEPARTMENTS Mail Thinking Out Loud | Down But Not Out Teacher in the Spotlight . . .

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