Tag: doug risner

Will We See You at the 2021 Dance Teacher Awards This Week?

Like you, there are so many passionate and inspiring dance teachers out there who pour their heart and soul into their vocation. And in just two days, you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate seven of these extraordinary educators with our much-loved 2021 virtual Dance Teacher Awards. After reviewing thousands of nominations, we’re honoring the largest […]

The 2021 Dance Teacher Awards United Us With Passion and Purpose

If you missed the 2021 Dance Teacher Awards, or want to relive your favorite moments, tune in now to watch on demand here. Last night, the 2021 Dance Teacher Awards made history—twice! First, for celebrating seven remarkable artists, the largest group ever to be honored. And second, for being the most inspiring virtual room I’ve ever been […]

Dance Teacher Award Honoree Doug Risner Keeps His Research Alive in the Classroom

Doug Risner has been an educator in many forms throughout his long teaching career. But it’s his current role, as the co-founder and director of the master’s degree in dance and theater teaching artistry at Wayne State University, that perhaps offers him the best synthesis of his research and teaching philosophy.