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Speed-dating for Hopeful Dance Majors

October 12, 2015 by

No one argues that choosing a college is a big decision—one not to be taken lightly. For dancers hoping to continue studying dance after high school, it is, in some ways, an even bigger decision. … Continue reading

4 Dance Photographers Instagram Accounts to Go Wild Over

October 9, 2015 by

@lindsaythomasphoto 8.4k followers Lindsay Thomas is a videographer and photographer for Pacific Northwest Ballet, so expect plenty of banana feet, gorgeous tutus and unusual vantage points (from the wings or an aerial shot, for example).
@darianvolkova … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Jessica Lang

October 1, 2015 by

After dancing with Twyla Tharp for only two years, post-college, Jessica Lang knew she no longer wanted to perform. “I realized, ‘I have to keep repeating the same piece and touring, and I’m tired,’” she … Continue reading

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie

October 1, 2015 by

Music for street dance
Ephrat Asherie is a break-dancer with an academic bent. Known in street-dance circles as Bounce, the Israel native is earning her MFA in part by researching the roots of street dance in … Continue reading

Strong Foundations

October 1, 2015 by

It’s official. Ballet is big on the competition circuit. Our trend watchers report that pointe shoes and tutus made an impressive showing at Nationals this year. Of course, as educators, we know that a strong … Continue reading

Let Go of Stress to Dance Your Best

October 1, 2015 by

Active relaxation exercises release tension and speed muscle recovery.

Strange as it may seem, the missing ingredient of a dancer’s optimal performance is often rest. According to Kathleen Weber, consulting sports medicine physician at Hubbard … Continue reading