How Dance Competitions Are Surviving the Pandemic

How Dance Competitions Are Surviving the Pandemic

Dance competitions were among the first events to be shut down when the COVID-19 pandemic exploded in the U.S. in mid-March, and they’ve been among the last able to restart.So much of the traditional structure of the competition—large groups of dancers and...
Harrison Knostman's Winning Path to Juilliard

Harrison Knostman's Winning Path to Juilliard

In March 2018, Jennifer Knostman got a call from her son, Harrison. When she picked up, all she could hear was sobbing on the other end. After a brief second of anticipation, she finally heard him exclaim “Mom! I got into Juilliard!” It was everything she...

Spotlight On: Phyllis Balagna

Balagna (in black) teaches her students how to make the most out of the competition experience. Seen and Heard at the  Dance Teacher Summit Steppin’ Out—The Studio Lee’s Summit, Missouri 450 students Phyllis Balagna has been taking her students to conventions and...

Spotlight On: Nancy Giles

Seen & Heard At the Dance Teacher Summit Nancy Giles, fourth from left, with fellow DT Summit ambassadors Nancy Giles Owner Southern Strutt Irmo, South Carolina 600 students During 32 years as a studio owner, Nancy Giles has learned a lot about running a business,...

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