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
  • 2 Tips for Modern & Contemporary Dance Teachers: pointers from former Paul Taylor Dance Company dancer and current USC faculty member Patrick Corbin
  • 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 features on conditioning programs to columns covering stress management and more, 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 back-to-basics issue spotlights key skills across a range of dance genres. Look for features on tap teacher training, preserving a dance legacy through multiple generations, and much more.
Plus: Our annual roundup of tap education resources

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May/June:
Business Bonanza

Our business issue is a comprehensive resource for readers, bursting with ideas about generating income, dealing with customers, and strategizing for success.
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’ performance offerings, and we’ve got fresh ideas in plenty of time for teachers to plan ahead. This year, look for special coverage on choreography that builds repertoires and engages students and audiences.
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 for studio owners and teachers. This popular issue offers expert advice and behind-the-scenes perspectives on how to make this year’s competition season the best yet. From planning to performance, it’s all here.
Plus: Our guide to getting the most from competitions and conventions

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October: Recital Roundup

Recitals give kids a chance to shine, but they’re also big business for dance studios. This issue, one of our biggest of the year, covers every step of the recital process, with valuable tips on marketing your studio, overcoming challenges, and reaping rewards.
Plus: A shop-till-you-drop collection of recital costumes and props

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November: Focus on the Classroom

Students are a dance studio’s most precious asset. In this issue, we’ll offer strategies to deal with drama, combat senioritis, share important lessons beyond the classroom, and keep kids safe.
Plus: A potpourri of classroom products and dance accessories

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December:
The Soul of Dancing

A dance studio is more than just a business: it’s a place where children learn, grow, and make a lifetime of memories. In this issue, we honor teachers, studios, and students who inspire us with their perseverance, innovative ideas, and generous spirit.
Plus: Our at-your-fingertips annual listings of competitions and conventions