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Dance Studio Owners


Do you have a special expertise or tip that you would like to share with our community of Dance Educators from around the world? Now you a Guest Blogger with Dance Teacher Web featuring YOU as the expert! Topics can include any teaching technique or studio business enhancement idea you may have. From marketing and front desk improvements to faculty issues. All teachers/studio directors will receive professional recognition featuring your headshot and bio as well as accompanying links to your website which will boost your website's SEO rating.

See below for selection process and details on how you can become part of our DTW Blog community and submit your entries to us! We look forward to hearing from you!


1. All guest bloggers should be active members of

2. Guest bloggers may submit entries on voluntary basis; no compensation is associated with submission.    

3. All submissions should be accompanied with a headshot, bio and link to personal website.

4. Submissions should consist of relevant material geared to dance teacher and studio owner professional development and education.

5. All submissions should be a minimum of 500 words, not to exceed 1500 words per entry.

6. All submissions are subject to editing & revision by Editor in Chief.

7. There is no limit to # of submissions per guest blogger.

8. Submissions do not guarantee posting of entry on Blog.

9. is not responsible for the opinions or commentary of its readers based on guest blog submission. ​ ​

10. Upon acceptance, guest bloggers will be notified via email of approximate entry posting date. ​

11. Please submit all entries to  

Good Luck & Welcome Aboard!  


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Jessica Rizzo Stafford

Jessica Rizzo Stafford

Jessica Rizzo Stafford is a native New Yorker and graduate of NYU Steinhardt's Dance Education Master’s Program; with a PK-12 New York State Teaching Certification. Her double-concentration Master’s Degree includes PK-12 pedagogy and dance education within the higher-education discipline. She also holds a BFA in dance performance from the UMASS Amherst 5 College Dance Program where she was a Chancellor's Talent Award recipient. Jess now works extensively with children, adolescents and professionals as choreographer and teacher and conducts national and international master-classes specializing in the genres of modern, contemporary, musical theatre and choreography-composition. Jess’ national and international performance career includes works such as: The National Tour of Guys & Dolls, The European Tour of Grease, West Side Story, Cabaret, Sweet Charity, Salute to Dudley Moore at Carnegie Hall, guest-dancer with the World Famous Pontani Sisters and IMPULSE Modern Dance Company. Jess has been a faculty member for the Perichild Program & Peridance Youth Ensemble & taught contemporary and jazz at the historic New Dance Group and 92nd Street Y in NYC. She was Company Director at the historic Steffi Nossen School of Dance/Dance in Education Fund and in 2008 traveled to Uganda where she taught creative-movement to misplaced children. The experience culminated with Jess being selected as a featured instructor at the Queen's Kampala Ballet & Modern Dance School. She has conducted workshops for the cast of LA REVE at the Wynn, Las Vegas and recently taught at the 2011 IDS International Dance Teacher Conference at The Royal Ballet in London, UK. She is also on faculty for the annual Dance Teacher Web Conferences in Las Vegas, NV. Currently, Jess is a faculty member at the D'Valda & Sirico Dance & Music Centre and master teacher & adjudicator for various national and international dance competitions. Recently, she has finished her NYU Master’s thesis research on the choreographic process of technically advanced adolescent dancers and is the creator of “PROJECT C;” a choreography-composition curriculum for the private studio sector. Jess is also faculty member, contributing writer and presenter in the choreography and “how to” teaching segments on the celebrated For more info, visit her website at

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