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March 2015
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A New Breed
by Karen Hildebrand

On Top of the World
How Nick DeMoura became one of the most sought-after choreographers in Hollywood

Nurturing the Gift
Training the new breed of hypertalented young dancers

Blossom Leilani Crawford
How I teach Pilates for dancers

Ballet slippers and pointe shoes

Face to Face
A conversation with dance writer Claudia La Rocco

Teachers’ Tools
Up close with Lirena Branitski

Robyn Mineko Williams
Music to inspire choreography

Finding Your Om
Reap the benefits of meditation.

John Bubbles
The father of rhythm tap

Let’s Go, Team!
5 team-building activities for your competition dancers

Leading a Double Life
Three college grads explain how double majoring shaped their careers.

From “Ho Hum” to “Aha!”
Making bold changes to the way…

Teaching Resources
Win It!
DT Notes
Featured Videos
How To

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Heather Rigg Teaches a Calypso Leap

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.

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5 Scary Facts About Sleep Deprivation

February 27, 2015 by

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’ Tools: Up Close With Amanda Pope

February 26, 2015 by

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

In the Magazine »

A New Breed

February 28, 2015 by

 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

The Career Issue

January 29, 2015 by

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

Ellenore Scott

January 29, 2015 by

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

A Conversation with Myles Thatcher

January 29, 2015 by

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