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October 2014
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"A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms."
by Karen Hildebrand

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Derek Mitchell Teaches Pivot Turns

Derek Mitchell is on street jazz and contemporary faculty at Broadway Dance Center, where he grew up training under legends Frank Hatchett and Sheila Barker. Here, he teaches a street jazz pivot turn combination focusing on the importance of foot placement and spinal movement.

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College-Dance Speed Dating

October 22, 2014 by

More than 350 students attended the fifth annual “Dancing Through College and Beyond” event at NYC’s Marymount Manhattan College this past Sunday. Produced by Brooklyn-based dance center Dancewave, this all-day affair—free for high school juniors and … Continue reading

You Won’t Believe Who Used to Dance with Frank Hatchett

October 21, 2014 by

At last night’s Bessie Awards at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, we were surprised to hear that New York City’s first lady is a former Frank Hatchett devotee! That’s right: Chirlane McCray, whose husband is … Continue reading

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Brooke Lipton

October 1, 2014 by

Music for lyrical 

For many dancers, conventions are places to see and be seen. Aspiring pros press to the front of the crowd in hotel ballrooms, hoping to get noticed, or even hired, by their favorite … Continue reading

A Conversation with Jodi Melnick

October 1, 2014 by

Jodi Melnick has trouble sitting still. At the end of this interview, she confessed that she’d been moving around in the studio while talking. “I’m holding the phone and sort of moving to find the … Continue reading

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Sensei Ogui (via Cindy Clough, Just For Kix, at the Dance Teacher Summit)

October 1, 2014 by
“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Sensei Ogui (via Cindy Clough, Just For Kix, at the <em>Dance Teacher</em> Summit)

It’s always fun to work on the Competition and Convention issue because it happens right after Nationals and our Dance Teacher Summit. In the past month we’ve seen the top competition studios perform, and the … Continue reading

Paul Vasterling

September 1, 2014 by

Music for ballet 

When one is based in the heart of “music city,” it’s only natural to take advantage of the vibrant music scene. As artistic director of Nashville Ballet, Paul Vasterling has a reputation for … Continue reading