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.
We know Halloween is still a day away, but we just couldn’t resist sharing three spooky (or maybe just silly) dance videos to get you in the holiday spirit. Watch—if you dare! (Insert maniacal cackle … Continue reading →
Need a little mid-week inspiration? Check out these shots from Cuba’s National Ballet School. In vintage sepia tones, photographer Rebekah Bowman captures the energy of teachers and students working hard in class. If you look … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →