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Dance Studio Life 2018 Editorial Content (comprehensive)

All issues will contain general-interest dance stories in addition to the themed content. The following departments run in all or some of the issues:

  • Readers’ Guide to Advertisers
  • 1,000 Words: fabulous dance photos
  • 2 Tips for Ballet Teachers: pointers from former San Francisco Ballet dancer and respected teacher David Arce
  • 2 Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers: pointers from Rock Steady Crew b-boy Anthony "Ynot" DeNaro and Mix'd Ingrdnts co-founder Samara Atkins
  • 2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Dance Teachers: pointers from former Paul Taylor Dance Company dancer and current USC faculty member Patrick Corbin and Phoenix Project Dance director Amber Perkins
  • 2 Tips for Tap Dance Teachers: pointers from master teacher Thelma Goldberg
  • 2 Tips for Preschool Teachers: Susan Bennett gives games, classroom management tips and more
  • 2  Music Tips for Dance Teachers: pointers from SF Ballet accompanist Nina Pinzarrone
  • Ask Rhee Gold: advice for dance teachers
  • Competition Zone: Competition/convention directors dish on hot topics like artistry, scoring and more
  • Ballet Scene: contemporary or classical ballet topics
  • Bright Biz Idea: the business side of dance education
  • Bulletin Board: what's new online, dance history, dancer quotations
  • Collective Wisdom: insights from and Q&A with experienced educators
  • College Close-Ups: profiles of college and university dance programs
  • Dance HQ: dance history quiz with fun facts for teachers and students
  • Did You Know?: Get quizzes, coloring pages, fun classroom-ready history lessons and more
  • Editor Speak: thoughts from the editorial staff
  • FYI: what’s up in the dance community
  • Higher-Ed Voice: dance education from a higher-ed perspective
  • Inspiration Wall: Gorgeous photos get the creativity flowing
  • Media Hub: Stay curios and get inspired with a sampling of cool dance movies, TV, books, apps and websites
  • Mindful Marketing: tips and perspectives for better marketing
  • Moving Images: notable dance films and DVDs
  • On My Mind: musings and opinions from Rhee Gold
  • Page Turners: notable dance books
  • Performance Corner: our sneak peeks at dance shows we'd love to see
  • Studio Style: Renovations, makeovers, build-outs, starter studios, dreams studios - learn how savvy owners do it
  • Taking Care of Business: Rock your planning, delegating and more with tips from Teri Mangiaratti
  • Teacher Tune-Up: Feeling burnt out? Teacher/life coach Sandi Duncan talks you through ideas for change
  • Thinking Out Loud: a personal experience/opinion department

Be sure to check out all of the NEW issue themes, special features and content for 2018 below!

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January: The Language of Dance

We may come from different places, but we all speak dance! This issue has a worldly vibe, with features on hip-hop as a global phenomenon, the international ballet festival happening in a small Montana town, an East Coast dance program with Latin roots, the geography and history of ballet’s main styles, and more.
Plus: Our preview of the latest costume and backdrops.   

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February:
Body & Mind + Summer

Cultivate your best self and get ready for the upcoming summer season with this issue, which focuses on mental and physical well-being. From preparing to take time off (without stressing out) to adding conditioning to your schedule, your happier, healthier studio experience starts here!
Plus: Our annual roundup of summertime teacher-training programs

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March/April:
Technique & Training

This issue spotlights key skills across dance genres. We'll dig into best practices for teaching improv, tips for no-stress choreography cleaning, how to preserve a dance legacy through multiple generations, and much more.
Plus: Emergency and disaster preparedness for your studio 

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May/June:
Business Bonanza

Our business issue is a comprehensive resource for readers, with ideas on motivating veteran teachers, navigating the ins and outs of fiscal sponsorship, transferring your business to a new owner, and more.
Plus: The latest in business tools and tech

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July: Holiday/Seasonal Shows + Choreography

Holiday shows are a big part of many studios’ offerings -- in this issue we'll cover how to give your Nutcracker local flavor, fun ways to market your show, creative camp ideas, the best way to do message choreography, and more!
Plus: Our annual collection of the hottest holiday costumes and backdrops

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August: Season Opener

Discover new ideas, programs, tools, and inspiration to help you map out your curriculum and run your business effectively. This issue, a longtime reader favorite, is a must-have resource for planning your next season.
Plus: A grab bag of new products for dance schools and classrooms

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September: Competitions & Conventions

Preparing for competitions and conventions is fun, challenging, and rewarding. This popular issue offers expert advice and behind-the-scenes perspectives on how to make this season your best yet.We'll explore paying your way to competition,group travel, who owns choreography, and more. Don't miss out!

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October: Recital Roundup

This must-have edition takes a deep dive into recitals, with recital starter kits, backstage security tips, and thoughts on which should come first--music or choreography. This issue also looks back at Dance Studio Life's history, with a salute to our contributors, a timeline of events that shook the dance world, a shout-out to great dance teachers and organizations, and the best dance photos and quotes to grace our pages over the years. 
Plus: A shop-till-you-drop collection of recital costumes and props