Article Archive for April 2010

History Quiz: Edwin Denby

April 30, 2010 by

1. Denby enrolled at ________ University at age ________.
2. Denby studied modern dance at the ________-________School in Vienna.
3. What was the first Balanchine ballet Denby saw
4. … Continue reading

Editor’s Note

April 29, 2010 by

We couldn’t ask for a better cover subject for the health and wellness issue than the founder of Dance New Amsterdam, Lynn Simonson. Whenever I mention hername, I hear some variation of this statement: “I … Continue reading

Music for Class: Breaking Ballet Boundaries

April 19, 2010 by

From the moment Dwight Rhoden walks into the studio in sneakers and skinny jeans, students know this is no average ballet class. It may start at the barre like any other, but going off-center is … Continue reading

In Defense of Addams

April 10, 2010 by

Last night, The Addams Family musical opened on Broadway, starring Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane. We’ve been waiting for this event at Dance Teacher ever since Bebe talked to us about creating the … Continue reading

Peter Gennaro

April 9, 2010 by

When Jerome Robbins accepted the Tony Award for best choreography in 1957 for West Side Story, few people knew that it was not his achievement alone. He neglected to thank his co-choreographer Peter Gennaro, whose … Continue reading

Books/DVDs: Dance as Fitness

April 9, 2010 by

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
by John J. Ratey, MD, with Eric Hagerman
Little, Brown and Company
In a nutshell: A valuable tool for educators looking to establish a dance or fitness program … Continue reading