March-April 2018 | Technique & Training

Technique & Training

March/April 2018 | Volume 23 | Issue 3 | Buy a copy

Anyone with a smidgen of knowledge can look at a dancer and point out necessary corrections to sickled feet, uneven hips, or awkward arms. But only a teacher will look through a student’s body to the heart inside, and know what words will fix the faults while also encouraging growth and nurturing the spirit.

Throughout March and April, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by May 1.

Cover photo by Emir Memedovsk

On My Mind | Words from the publisher.

I Know What I Like
Tamsin Nutter
The Pain of Pointe
Heather Turbeville

Tips for Tap Teachers | Improving Step Recall
Thelma Goldberg

Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | From Modern Technique to Contemporary Movement
Amber Perkins

Tips for Preschool Teachers | Exploring Personal Space & Group Shapes
Susan Bennett

In My Humble Opinion | Sacred Spaces
Casey C. Davenport

Taking Care of Business | Five Steps to Surviving Summer
Teri Mangiaratti

Teacher Tune-Up | Just Be
Sandi Duncan

Ask Rhee Gold | Advice for dance teachers.
Changing with the times
Setting policies for dance trips
Thank-you card etiquette


FYI | What’s up in the dance community.
Special-Needs Team’s Competition Dreams
Italy Embraces American Dancer
Ballet in a Box Takes Dance on the Road
Jazzing Up Online Resources

Media Hub | Onscreen, on the page, and online.
Boston Ballerina: A Dancer, a Company, an Era
Bobbi Jene
Step Up: High Water
Jacob’s Pillow 2017 Premieres

Competition Zone | Putting a Price on Winning
Joan F. Smith

Did You Know? | Dance History Quiz
An Unlikely Duet
The Event That Changed Hair
The Dancer Who “Created the Phantom of an Era”
Why Hugh Almost Didn’t Dance
Choreographers With the Same Side Gigs
The National Endowment for the Arts
Carmen de Lavallade’s Cousin
An Avant-Garde NYCB Dancer

Collective Wisdom | Ideas and advice from teachers.
Classroom Connection: Roll Out
Classroom Connection: Prop Playtime

Technique & Training
Room to Move
by Bonner Odell
Improv study can boost students’ creativity, resourcefulness.

Curating Cunningham
by Joseph Carman
Cunningham Technique teachers ensure a lasting legacy.

Spring Cleaning
Suggestions for making your dances sparkle and shine.

Steps Toward Creation
by Joseph Carman
Budding choreographers learn basics in choreography class.

Who Was Gail Grant?
by Karen White
We know her indispensable ballet dictionary—but do we know her?

Expect the Unexpected
by Chris Koseluk
Thinking about emergency preparedness now can avoid headaches later.