September 2018 | Volume 23 | Issue 7 | Buy a copy
Soon the stage will be yours. With proper preparation, focused mind, and eager spirit, who knows what might happen? In this moment, as you watch and wait, there is nothing but possibility. You’ve been told that competition isn’t about winning, but about striding forward. Believe it, and shine.
Throughout September, we’ll be publishing selected stories online, with most content available by October 1.
On the cover: Dancers from Betty Jean’s Dance Studio, Wappingers Falls, New York, compete at VIP Dance. Photo by VIPix Productions
A Pretty Good Magazine
Tips for Tap Teachers | Moving Beyond Improv to Choreography
Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Memorized Warm-Ups
Tips for Preschool Teachers | Become a Classroom Zen Master
Taking Care of Business | Ban the “Can’t Afford It” Blues
Teacher Tune-Up | Bring Back That Family Feeling
In My Humble Opinion | I Just See Her
Studio Style | Performer’s Edge Dance Center
Makeovers, renovations, and dream spaces
Wearing It Well | Thrifty Possibilities
Did You Know? | Who is Michelle Dorrance?
Who Owns Your Choreography?
by Jennifer Kaplan
It might be you—or it might not. Protect your rights by learning the ins and outs of intellectual property law.
Pay to Play
by Christina Raymond
From meals to airfare, expenses can add up for staffers traveling with your team. Here’s how to manage and mitigate those costs.
The Boys of Temecula
by Joseph Carman
Cross-training, pro mentors, and motivation are a winning mix for Temecula Dance Company’s male dancers.
Road Trip—With Kids
by Chris Koseluk
Group travel is an adventure. Plan ahead and leave the headaches at home.
by Kim Black
Studio traditions give students and parents events to remember.