Being a Dancer: Advice from Dancers and Choreographers
By Lyndsey Winship
Nick Hern Books; 200 pages; $20.95
Get guidance from some of the world’s brightest stars like Carlos Acosta, Wayne McGregor, Hofesh Shechter, Darcey Bussell and Tamara Rojo. Advice ranges from the poetic (“Every Romeo needs a Mercutio.” —Carlos Acosta) to the practical (“There’s always another job.”
A Chance to Dance: A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Dance Education
By Betsy Bradley
CreateSpace; 164 pages; $17.99
There are many nuances to a dance education that the new dance parents at your studio may not be aware of. Help them out by having this resource in your studio lobby. Betsy Bradley addresses topics like the politics of touch in the classroom, why dancewear is formfitting and how parents can best communicate their concerns to their child’s teacher.
How to Run a Preschool Dance Studio: The 7 Step System to Create, Grow and Expand Your Preschool Dance Classes
By Emma Franklin Bell
Franklin Bell Publishing; 200 pages; $14.95
Preschool dancers are essential to a well-run studio. Win them over, and they’ll be your students for years to come. In this manual for studio owners, Emma Franklin Bell explains how to grow your preschool dance program through a comprehensive system of branding, marketing, staffing and training, customer relations and administration.
Mark Morris: Musician-Choreographer
By Stephanie Jordan
Dance Books Ltd.; 560 pages; $75
Mark Morris has been called the “Mozart of Modern Dance” for his musicality. This detailed analysis of Morris’ choreographic relationship with music offers different musical strategies for students of choreography. Chapters come with corresponding links to video clips of his work, which shine new light on familiar scores like Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes.”