Posts Tagged ‘Art Stone’

A Fond Farewell

Publisher Rhee Gold looks back at Dance Studio Life’s history—and turns his attention to what’s next by Ryan P. Casey Rhee Gold chuckles as he begins telling me a story. “This is the best one,” he says. He said the same thing before launching into a different anecdote 15 minutes ago, but I’m all ears.…

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A Little Friendly Competition

  Professional association unites industry businesses for the good of all by Kay Waters Multi-city dance conventions and competitions have been around since the 1950s (see “Grand Tour,” September 2017). The dance convention and competition industry hasn’t, however, consistently had a professional association that could bring together competition directors to discuss shared interests. The Association…

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Grand Tour

The unconventional history of dance conventions by Kay Waters Think of today’s dance conventions and what comes to mind? Ballrooms packed with dancers, from 5-year-olds to pre-professionals, all learning the latest moves from a Broadway star or reality-show celebrity; groups of hopefuls throwing themselves into scholarship auditions; and tables stacked with branded merchandise. For some…

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Dance in the Desert

An energetic vibe filled the air at the DanceLife Teacher Conference last August, with 585 attendees (mostly dance teachers, with a smattering of spouses and office managers) from the United States, Canada, Italy, and Mexico enjoying the luxe accommodations of The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Costume Connection

The dancers in a lyrical routine range in size from medium child through large adult, with a wide variety of body types. Is there a certain style or cut that will flatter all of them?

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