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How Dancers Get Their Summer On

July 31, 2015 by

It’s almost August. That means you’re busy hosting summer classes and prepping for a new school year. Meanwhile, dancers across the country are on tour or performing at festivals with their companies’ fall seasons just around the corner. But … Continue reading

Sequins and Patterns and Mesh, Oh My!

July 30, 2015 by

Last night at our Dance Teacher Summit we attended one of my favorite events of the week: the fashion show! As your fashion editor, I look forward to seeing the new styles and latest trends … Continue reading

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Dream Big

July 1, 2015 by

Why sleep matters
If you’ve led morning classes or rehearsals, you may be familiar with those dancers who enter the studio carrying a coffee from the closest café, or whose floor stretches look, in part, … Continue reading

Starinah Dixon

July 1, 2015 by

Music for tap
For Starinah Dixon, the most exciting skill to teach tappers is improvisation; it’s a practice she’s been polishing her entire life. As the younger sister of M.A.D.D. Rhythms founder Bril Barrett, she says, … Continue reading

A Conversation with Ballet Dancer Daniil Simkin

July 1, 2015 by

At 27, Daniil Simkin is shaping up to be the next Renaissance man of the dance world. He’s a principal with American Ballet Theatre; he’s producing—and dancing in—the repertory project INTENSIO, which premieres four new … Continue reading

We’re Headed to L.A.!

July 1, 2015 by

An unofficial westward migration is quietly taking place these days. If New York City is the dance capital of the U.S., then Los Angeles is its summer vacation home. The East Coast/West Coast debate is … Continue reading