Heather Rigg is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, where she leads sassy commercial jazz classes. Her performance career includes the Britney Spears "Oops!...I Did It Again" tour and other major 90s acts like *NSYNC, but Rigg, who assisted Frank Hatchett and Joe Tremaine, has always wanted to teach. Here, she teaches a calypso leap without the often-used roll to the floor.
National Geographic’s new documentary, Sleepless in America, is clearly designed to scare you into getting more sleep. According to the film (created with National Institutes of Health and The Public Good Projects), Americans today sleep … Continue reading →
Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.
At Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, Amanda Pope begins class for high school dance majors with a mantra: “I believe in myself. I … Continue reading →
The New York City dance community has been watching our cover story unfold since late 2013, when the beloved Dance New Amsterdam studio lost its space in Lower Manhattan. What could easily have ended in … Continue reading →
Music for contemporary jazz
As a top-four finalist on Season 6 of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Ellenore Scott earned viewers’ votes by dancing like herself. While many of the other contestants knew each other … Continue reading →
Move over, Justin Peck. This month, 24-year-old Myles Thatcher, corps member of San Francisco Ballet, joins the ever-growing ranks of ballet choreographer wunderkinds like New York City Ballet’s Peck, 27, and The Royal Ballet’s Liam … Continue reading →
Music for modern and contemporary dance
When he creates work on the Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company, director Ronen Koresh doesn’t prepare much ahead of time. Instead, he comes to rehearsal with an idea or image in … Continue reading →