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August 2014
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Planning Ahead
by Karen Hildebrand

There’s a Place for Us
Jason Warley turns rejection into opportunity at Center Stage Dance & Theatre School.

Choosing Not to Compete
Some studios quietly educate dancers without trophies.

10 Lessons…

August 2014
Teaching Resources
Win It!
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Juan Carlos Peñuela Teaches Entrechat Trois

Juan Carlos Peñuela is the ballet master of Ballet Hispanico. Here, he teaches entrechat trois, emphasizing the beating of the legs en l'air by beginning in second position.

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Modern Dance To-Go: New Dancing Sondheim App

August 29, 2014 by

In 2011, choreographer Richard Daniels launched Dances for an iPhone as a way to disseminate modern dance to a broad, technology-loving audience. His new app, Dancing Sondheim, features performances by major figures in modern, ballet and … Continue reading

Art on the Move

August 28, 2014 by

Over the course of 40 years, Dance Theatre of Harlem has surpassed its modest beginnings (its first classes were held in a warehouse on 152nd Street), survived a nine-year hiatus, 2004–13, and convinced its detractors … Continue reading

In the Magazine »

Maria Hanley

August 1, 2014 by

Music for early childhood class

A self-described 4-year-old at heart, Maria Hanley has a knack for understanding the mind-sets of young dancers. During the rare moment when she isn’t teaching one of her 20 weekly creative ballet … Continue reading

Mark Dendy

August 1, 2014 by

Creating genre-defying dance

Most choreographers try to avoid repeating themselves with each new piece, but Mark Dendy might have the market cornered when it comes to reinvention. Dendy, who formed his own company in 1983, has … Continue reading

Planning Ahead

August 1, 2014 by
Planning Ahead

By Karen Hildebrand
As I’m writing this note, it’s June and summer is still a new bloom. The beach is open, the days are deliciously long, we’re nursing the first sunburns of the season—New York City … Continue reading

Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith

July 1, 2014 by

Ballroom  
Ballroom partners Melanie LaPatin and Tony Meredith (DT, June 2008) have a history of pushing the envelope. The duo, who represented the U.S. in World Latin American Dance Championships for more than a decade, … Continue reading