Article Archive for July 2010

Montana Moves

July 31, 2010 by

Karen Kaufmann is changing education in Missoula, one school at a time
The desks in Maribeth Rothwell’s second-grade classroom at Rattlesnake Elementary School in Missoula, MT, have been pushed against the walls. In their place, Rothwell … Continue reading

Choreography Class, Week 3: Strike a Pose

July 30, 2010 by

One word to describe Monday’s class: Challenging. My students (eight showed up) were quite chatty—it seemed everyone tried to earn the title of Class Clown. At first I was unaffected by the sarcastic comments after … Continue reading

News: Limón4Kids in NYC Schools

July 30, 2010 by

The José Limón Dance Foundation started Limón4Kids this year in New York City middle schools, and, following a successful three-week pilot, the program will continue in the fall.
“The idea is to introduce students to modern … Continue reading

Extra Credit

July 30, 2010 by

While tuition payments cover regular business expenses, studio owners often need to do extra fundraising to offset recital, competition and scholarship costs. Here, three studio directors share their successful approaches. Our most surprising discovery: Providing … Continue reading

Urban Practice

July 30, 2010 by

In a desire for multiculturalism, many dance programs have added world and hip-hop classes to their curriculums, but, with few exceptions, ballet and modern still reign supreme. At the University of East London (UEL), however, … Continue reading

Science with Dance in Mind

July 30, 2010 by

A new Baltimore public school program encourages dance and science teachers to think alike.
“Try standing up without applying Newton’s laws,” says dance educator Rima Faber to a group of teachers. “You have to push down … Continue reading