New Friends and Great Ideas!

Karen Hildebrand, here. I can’t believe our 2013 Dance Teacher Summit is over! We had a great time, and like all of you who joined us here in NYC earlier this week, we’re brimming over with ideas and inspiration. We are already delving into many of the hot topics that...

The 2013 Dance Teacher Awards: Dawn Rappitt

Instilling A work ethic in Ontario Elite Danceworx students have a strong ballet foundation. Three years ago, Dawn Rappitt was giving birth on August 29. Two weeks later, she was back in the studio teaching a full schedule of classes. The owner of Elite Danceworx in...

The 2013 Dance Teacher Awards: Abigail Agresta-Stratton

Bridging high school with college and beyond in Virginia Many of Abigail Agresta-Stratton’s students go on to study dance in college. When her teaching hours dropped roughly 38 percent between September 2011 and June 2012, Abigail Agresta-Stratton had an inkling. New...

The 2013 Dance Teacher Awards: Stacy Reischman Fletcher

Role model for self-sufficiency in Mississippi Dance was a refuge to USM students after Hurricane Katrina. Stacy Reischman Fletcher has earned quite the nickname from her students at The University of Southern Mississippi: “God.” “Everything she does is gold,” says...

The 2013 Dance Teacher Awards: Robin Fisher

Empowering young women in Chicago Robin Fisher started The Dance Foundation to help young women in Chicago’s underserved communities. In the second-floor office of Fisher Dance Center is a desk that sees a lot of activity. It’s covered with paperwork and mail, and...

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