May/June 2018 | Volume 23 | Issue 4 | Buy a copy
A dance studio is an unusual type of business. Our customers—our students—are also our prized product. We take them in as raw material, eager and untrained. We get to work, and when we are done, we’ve created accomplished, happy dancers. And that success is what keeps new customers walking through the door.
Throughout May and June, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by July 1.
On My Mind | Words from the publisher.
Tips for Hip-Hop Teachers | Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs
Tips for Special-Needs Teachers | Cognitive Processing
In My Humble Opinion | Make Time for Mentoring
Teacher Tune-Up | “Why You Want to Leave Me?”
Ask Rhee Gold | Advice for dance teachers.
Creating new opportunities for students
When to hold registration
Staying in the know
Focus on the positive
Mail | Words from our readers.
FYI | What’s up in the dance community.
Dance for World Festival Celebrates 10th
Classical Repertoire Subject of RAD Teacher Program
Chicago Teacher Recognized by Global Award Program
College Aids Student With Studio Dream
Media Hub | Onscreen, on the page, and online.
The Dumb Girl of Portici
Tap Into Improv: A Guide to Tap Dance Improvisation
Aerial Dance: A Guide to Dance With Rope and Harness
Competition Zone | Getting Tough With Team Drama
Joan F. Smith
Studio Style | BPM Dance Complex
Makeovers, renovations, and dream spaces.
Did You Know? | Who is Garth Fagan?
Support Our Vets
by Jill Randall
Veteran teachers have much to offer a studio. Here’s some sage advice for keeping them engaged and active.
by Michelle Jones Wurtz
One studio owner enjoys the funds and freedom of a fiscal sponsorship.
A Fresh Start
by Ryan P. Casey
Studio owners find happiness the second time around.
Handing Over the Keys
by Chris Koseluk
Maybe the best buyer for your studio is right under your nose.
Online systems to make your studio run smoother.