Recommended: 4 Editor's Picks
January 1, 2017

Changing the Conversation: The 17 Principles of Conflict Resolution

By Dana Caspersen

Penguin Books; 272 pages; $18

Former dancer Dana Caspersen has written a book that can help you resolve conflict in your studio business and personal life. The longtime collaborator (and wife) of William Forsythe, Caspersen has a master’s degree in conflict studies and mediation. In Changing the Conversation, she offers practical tools that you’ll be able to put to immediate use.

Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

By Simon Morrison

Liveright Publishing; 512 pages; $35

Delve into the history of one of the world’s oldest and most acclaimed classical ballet companies. From the company’s rise to prominence under the Russian tsars, to the shocking 2013 acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi Ballet’s story promises to excite.

Dance Studio Transformation: Build a 7-Figure Studio, Increase Your Community Impact and Get Back Your Life!

By Clint Salter

Clint Salter Pty Ltd.; 194 pages; $19.95

Whether you’re focused on building your studio’s brand, simplifying administration, creating additional revenue streams or deciding what to pay your teachers, you’ll find plenty of practical solutions in Dance Studio Transformation. Author and Dance Studio Owners Association founder Clint Salter draws from his personal experience owning and selling a successful studio.

Sweethearts of the Gridiron

Overton Films, 2016; 87 minutes; $5 (DVD)

This must-see documentary for high school drill team hopefuls features the Kilgore College Rangerettes, America’s first dance drill team. The film follows five prospective team members as they’re put through their paces to win a coveted spot on the team.

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