October 2011
October 1, 2011

Editor’s Note: Winning Moments

Bringing Home the Trophy

Creating winning competition choreography

Ray Leeper

How I teach jazz

Into the Great Wide Open

Prepare your dancers for the possibilities—and pitfalls—of professional life.

2011 Competition Guide

Details to plan your season

High Five

Five studio owners offer tips to help keep parents in line.

A Girl Like That

Rita Moreno reflects on West Side Story 50 years later.

Luxurious Layers

Stylish sweats and knits


Music to move your contemporary dancers

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Your favorite stretches may not be the safest for your students.

He’s the One

Broadway knight Michael Bennett

Get Real

Help students give authentic performances.

Collaborative Curriculum

Dance educators swap lessons online in Minnesota.

Team Building

Strategies for starting new competition groups

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