Article Archive for December 2010

Music for Dance Class: For when the Nutcracker is driving you nutty…

December 22, 2010 by

 
Do you cringe every time you hear the Waltz of the Flowers? Do the lilting notes of the Sugar Plum pas de deux give you the urge to buy a jumbo pack of earplugs? If … Continue reading

Music for Dance Class: A Hip Hop Choice that Rocks

December 22, 2010 by

Artist: N.E.R.D.
Album: Seeing Sounds 
 
Luam, Hip Hop Fusion teacher at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, says:
 
“With this appropriately titled album, they’ve done it again. Bringing a rock edge to the hip hop genre, these guys … Continue reading

Music for Dance Class: For Teens in Love

December 22, 2010 by

Artist: Gipsy Kings
 
Album: Cantos de Amor
 
 
“We can’t get around the fact that teen girls want to dance about love,” says Cathy Roe, owner of Cathy Roe’s Ultimate Dance in Santa Fe, NM. “I try to … Continue reading

Music for Dance Class: Ballet Gone Wild(ish)

December 22, 2010 by

Artist: Nouvelle Vague
Song: “Just Can’t Get Enough”
 
 
While Kat Wildish, ballet teacher at The Ailey Extension, is fortunate enough to work with a classical pianist for her classes, she loves it when he changes things up … Continue reading

Music for Dance Class: Not Just For Adults

December 22, 2010 by

Artist: The Clayfoot Strutters
Album: Going Elsewhere
 
“In my classes, I use music quite a lot to change the atmosphere in the room,” says Suzi Tortora who teaches students as young as 3 months old at … Continue reading

Reality Check

December 15, 2010 by

Briana Rainey, a senior at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, never dreamed her dance pedagogy course would lead to work with a demolition crew. But to fulfill one of the class requirements, she rode … Continue reading