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List: 5 Historic Dance Works to Be Thankful For

November 24, 2015 by

As you assemble your gratitude list for this Thanksgiving, stop and consider some of the works that paved the way for the diverse dance world we enjoy today. Whether they introduced a radical new style … Continue reading

Uptown Funk Redux

November 23, 2015 by

Just when you thought all of the “Uptown Funk” excitement had finally died down, a really good video mash-up comes along and dispels your jadedness.
The creator of this video, Michael Binder, only used movies from … Continue reading

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What Dancers Can Learn from CrossFit

November 1, 2015 by

How to use weight lifting to complement your training
Steph Lee, a dancer with Renegade Performance Group in New York City, spent more than 10 years of her dance career fighting recurring injuries. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

The Russians Are Coming

November 1, 2015 by

We have a history of fascination with Russian dancers here in the U.S. It started for me with the glamour and Cold War intrigue of Nureyev (1961) and Baryshnikov (1974) defecting to the West. And … Continue reading

Ray Hesselink

November 1, 2015 by

Music for tap

Ray Hesselink is a huge fan of Hollywood’s MGM movie musicals. Their influence shows in his tap dancing. “My all-time idols are Eleanor Powell and Ann Miller. Those broads can turn,” he says. … Continue reading

A Conversation with Choreographer Megan Lawson

November 1, 2015 by

Four years after the fact, Megan Lawson still sounds a little incredulous when she explains how Madonna discovered her: on YouTube. “My friend and I made up a little combination to [Rihanna’s] ‘Skin,’ and that … Continue reading