September 2018 | Competition Scene

Competition Scene

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


On My Mind | Words from the publisher.

A Pretty Good Magazine
Karen White

Tips for Tap Teachers | Moving Beyond Improv to Choreography
Thelma Goldberg

Tips for Modern & Contemporary Teachers | Memorized Warm-Ups
Amber Perkins

Tips for Preschool Teachers | Become a Classroom Zen Master
Susan Bennett

Taking Care of Business | Ban the “Can’t Afford It” Blues
Teri Mangiaratti 

Teacher Tune-Up | Bring Back That Family Feeling
Sandi Duncan

In My Humble Opinion | I Just See Her
Cathy Roe

Ask Rhee Gold | Advice for dance teachers.
The importance of keeping control
A passion for dance, at any size
No-text policy
Different rates for different work


FYI | What’s up in the dance community.
World Celebrates Merce at 100
Ballet for All in St. Paul
At ABT, Making Ballets Is Women’s Work

Media Hub | Onscreen, on the page, and online.
Beginning Hip-Hop Dance
In the Steps of Trisha Brown
Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir
Chasing Dance

Studio Style | Performer’s Edge Dance Center
Makeovers, renovations, and dream spaces
Heather Turbeville

Wearing It Well | Thrifty Possibilities
Karen White

Did You Know? | Who is Michelle Dorrance?

Collective Wisdom | Ideas and advice from teachers.
Movement and Idea
Focus on Facials


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.

Happy Holidays
by Kim Black
Studio traditions give students and parents events to remember.