Leanore Friedland Ickstadt

Leanore Friedland Ickstadt, born and educated in the United States, first traveled to Germany on a Fulbright Fellowship to study with Mary Wigman, one of the founders of modern dance. She has lived in Germany since 1963 where she has educated teachers, actors, dancers and children in her own studio, the Tanz Tangente Berlin, and as a guest professor in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne and Salzburg. She performed throughout Europe and has choreographed for companies in North and South America and in Europe. In 2003 she retired from dance and turned to writing. Her first book "Dancing Heads - a Hand- and Footbook for Teachers", was published in 2007 by iUniverse and in German by Tanz und Schule e.V. M
 Leanore Friedland Ickstadt

Phone Call Alert! 

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Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon


Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

And since nobody reads anything, I've simply removed the phone number from the site.  

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.