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January 2015
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Jump Start
by Karen Hildebrand

Nancy Bielski
How I Teach Ballet to the Pros

Carrying the Torch
Two teachers who embody the spirit of David Howard

Dance Whisperers
Five dance teachers with superpowers

Fashion
A spectacular array…

January 2015
Teaching Resources
Win It!
DT Notes
Featured Videos
How To

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Nancy Bielski Teaches Grand Rond de Jambe

Nancy Bielski's advanced intermediate professional class at Steps on Broadway is a favorite for many professional dancers. She even teaches company class at ABT on Saturdays. Here, she offers advice on mastering the tricky grand rond de jambe with a promenade in the center.

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Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Tessandra Chavez

January 28, 2015 by

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.
You wouldn’t think it from looking at her resumé, but “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Tessandra Chavez struggled for her … Continue reading

Watch This High School Turn Into a Real-Life Episode of “Glee”

January 27, 2015 by

Here’s something sure to keep your winter blues at bay: What if your high school turned into an episode of “Glee” for a day? At A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, Texas, … Continue reading

In the Magazine »

Ronen Koresh

December 29, 2014 by

Music for modern and contemporary dance
When he creates work on the Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company, director Ronen Koresh doesn’t prepare much ahead of time. Instead, he comes to rehearsal with an idea or image in … Continue reading

A Conversation with Hope Boykin of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

December 29, 2014 by

It wasn’t until Dwight Rhoden handed her a check for her first performance with Complexions that Hope Boykin realized it was possible to earn a living from dance. “I was like, ‘What is this?’” she … Continue reading

Jump Start

December 29, 2014 by

We’ve just returned from the annual National Dance Education Organization conference in Chicago, and I’m still flying from all the positive energy of the K–12 and college/university educators who shared and discussed their methods. Just … Continue reading

Jacob Jonas

December 1, 2014 by

Music for cross-genre movement
For In a Room on Broad St., Jacob Jonas mixed contemporary ballet and pedestrian movement with break-dancing and circus skills. Dancers perform flips and head spins, and in one gasp-inducing moment, Jonas … Continue reading