Blossom Leilani Crawford Teaches Pilates for Dancers
Blossom Leilani Crawford is a Pilates historian and disciple of first-generation Pilates student Kathleen Stanford Grant. Here, she demonstrates some of Kathy Grant's "Cat" exercises, a series of quadruped exercises aimed at helping hypermobile dancers develop strength and stability.
At the Regional High School Dance Festival (which alternates yearly with the National festival), 1,000 students and teachers from high school dance programs, college representatives and summer program recruiters gather for an extended weekend of … Continue reading →
Congratulations to Megan Story, Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!
While choreographing the class combination “Waiting Game” for her intermediate and advanced contemporary students at the Tennessee Arts Conservatory in Spring Hill, … Continue reading →
I distinctly remember having a lively intermission conversation at a Youth America Grand Prix gala performance several years ago. We had just had our minds blown by a tiny dancer who performed with a technical … Continue reading →
Music to inspire choreography
On one side of Robin Mineko Williams’ performance career with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is a child with a dream who papered her bedroom walls with pictures of the company; on … Continue reading →
Claudia La Rocco had only a cursory knowledge of dance when her editor at The Associated Press first asked her to review a performance. “I told her, ‘Give me a few months, and I’ll study … 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 →