September 2006
September 1, 2006

The Music Man

2006 Dance Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award winner LaVaughn Robinson believes the feet are the greatest musical instruments of all.

The 2006 Dance Teacher Award Recipients

Congratulations to Jon Cristofori and Kathleen Sinclair, Cookie Joe, Suzanne Salapa and Mary Ann Laverty

In Good Hands

Learn how to protect against claims of molestation and sexual misconduct, while creating a safe environment in which students feel comfortable and parents reassured.

Four Favorites

Teachers share their favorite lesson plans for elementary, junior high and high school students

An Ap-Parent Opportunity

Ways to get parents involved in your dance program

The 2007 Convention Guide

Convention directors and teachers share their top ten tips for getting the most of the experience, PLUS 95 dance events to help you choose the one that’s right for you.

David Howard

The renowned ballet instructor shares lessons learned over a lifetime of teaching.

Tackling the Taboo

Tips for addressing sensitive issues with students entering puberty

When Students Get Personal

Advice on being sensitive—yet professional—when students confide their personal problems

José Limón

A former José Limón Dance Company member offers personal and historical accounts of the life and work of this modern dance legend.

Performance Planner: Once Upon a Time

Give your school year a fairy-tale ending with these recital ideas.

Ask the Experts

Answers to your questions on workers’ compensation and setting a “hair policy” for your studio


Hip hop costumes to add an urban edge to your next performance

A Better Back

9 tips for relieving tension in your back while improving your posture, strength and flexibility

Finding a Good Fit

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. Learn which organizational structure might be right for your studio.

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