March-April 2015 | Tap Festivals

The lineup at the 2014 Stockholm Tap Festival Teachers Gala included (from left) Josette Wiggan, Michelle Dorrance, Joseph wiggan, Derick K. Grant, Chloe Arnold, Michela Marino Lerman, Nicholas Young, Sam Weber, Jason Samuels Smith, Josh Hilberman, and Guillem Alonso. Photo by Iselin Jansen

If you’re looking for an intensive tap experience for you or your students, we’ve got you covered. Just browse through our annual listing of national and international festivals, most of which include workshop classes, performances, and more.

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March-April 2014 | Tap Festivals

Intensive tap festivals abound, and most include workshop classes, performances, and more. Whether you’re on the hunt for a great tap experience for your students or yourself, you’ll find the right fit in our listings.

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December 2013 | Mail

Thank you for the wonderful article about NBS’ Assemblée Internationale festival [“Assemblée Internationale 2013: Canada’s international festival proves there are no borders, nationally or technologically, in ballet,” by Joseph Carman] in the September issue of DSL. It looked great! Hopefully you’ll be able to join us for the next AI!

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November 2013 | FYI

Dancers wedged in stairwells against peeling concrete, skipping over a bone-dry lakebed, or crouching spiderlike on a deserted city street. In photographer Weiferd Watts’ world, drama was a dancer in an untraditional setting—no costume or stage lights, just body and movement, shape and air.

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September 2013 | Assemblée Internationale 2013

Canada’s National Ballet School held the first AI ballet festival in 2009; in this second edition—held April 28 to May 4 in Toronto, Canada—17 schools from various countries joined the NBS. One hundred ninety students gathered with faculty from each school to participate in daily ballet technique classes, rehearse and perform blended casts of student choreography, dance ballets representative of each school, and perform in a high-tech, collaboratively choreographed experimental work.

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September 2013 | A World of Dance

Fun-loving Zumba dancers, teenage hip-hoppers, accomplished flamenco artists, and octogenarian master tappers: these are just a few of the groups likely to be found each spring zipping across the floors of the Dance Planet festival in Dallas, Texas.

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September 2013 | Youth Dance Festival

Roberta Humphrey has been taking her students to the Youth Dance Festival of New Jersey since 2006, the annual festival’s second year. But when the event recently announced it would be moving this year’s competition from October to next February, Humphrey, the director of Dance for Joy in Mohegan Lake, New York, was faced with a dilemma: should she continue to take her students to the festival or to another event they usually attended in February?

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August 2013 | Mindful Marketing | Beyond Open House

What is better than getting 50 potential students to stop by your studio for an open house? Having 50 families engage with your programs and staff for an entire afternoon! That’s what can happen when you market an interactive open house—what I call “Festival of Friends”—in such a way that children and parents alike won’t want to miss it.

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May-June 2013 | FYI

Harold “Matt” Mattox, a dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and the creator of a jazz dance technique that synthesized ballet, jazz, modern dance, and tap into a singular movement style, died February 18 at age 91 in Perpignan, France.

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March-April 2013 | Tap Festivals

Looking for an intensive tap experience for your students or yourself? Festivals can be found from coast to coast and beyond, most offering workshop classes, performances, and more.

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February 2013 | FYI

“She was a shining example of dedication and passion for our art,” Rhee Gold said about Mignon Furman, a longtime Dance Studio Life contributor and DanceLife Teacher Conference faculty member who died December 4.

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December 2012 | Keeping It Fresh

You could call Marcus Alford and Annie Day the duke and duchess of jazz dance. Partners in marriage and in business, both studied with jazz masters and have choreographed, performed, and taught for more than 30 years. Alford performed with jazz legend Gus Giordano for a decade, and Day studied with the likes of Luigi and Phil Black, and then worked as second in command to JoJo Smith, founder of what is now Broadway Dance Center.

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Bright Biz Ideas | Art of the Silent Auction

Each year do you sigh at the thought of raising money, yet again, for your studio’s performing company? Does the endless cycle of bake sales and car washes weary your soul?

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