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April 2015
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It’s Never Too Late
by Karen Hildebrand

Jared Grimes
How I teach tap

Reigniting a Passion
Lisa Mara gives nonprofessional adult dancers a place to perform.

Mystic India
A major touring production with a…

April 2015
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Jared Grimes Teaches Tap

Jared Grimes is an unstoppable force in the entertainment industry. The quadruple threat can currently be seen in the Rockettes' "New York Spring Spectacular," and when he isn't performing, he's sharing his contagious energy with his tap students at Broadway Dance Center. Here, he teaches a rhythmic tap step: heel, shuffle, spank, toe, flap.

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NDEO’s Teacher Evaluation Report

March 31, 2015 by

The National Dance Education Organization recently published presentations and proceedings from its conference last May on teacher evaluation for K–12 dance educators. Visit ndeo.org to view the comprehensive report, which outlines national, state and local … Continue reading

Misty Copeland One of Crain’s “40 Under 40”

March 30, 2015 by

Jay-Z once quipped, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” The same could be said about Misty Copeland, only she’s, you know, a strong, amazing, dancing woman. Her success extends so far beyond the ballet … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late

March 31, 2015 by
It’s Never Too Late

I think we’re all painfully aware that the number of talented dance students exceeds the professional opportunities that will be open to them as adults. But as many dance teachers point out, a professional career … Continue reading

Trae Turner

March 30, 2015 by

Music for hip hop/urban contemporary
There are certain old-school devotees who argue that today’s hip-hop dance is so far removed from its original b-boying context that it shouldn’t be called hip hop. Trae Turner categorizes his … Continue reading

A Conversation with Joanie Smith of Shapiro & Smith Dance

March 29, 2015 by

For nearly 30 years, modern troupe Shapiro & Smith Dance has skillfully skirted the line between pathos and humor, coupling fiercely athletic movement with powerful storytelling. Whether the dancers are sliding across a set of … Continue reading

Robyn Mineko Williams

March 1, 2015 by

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