Article Archive for March 2011

History Quiz: Frankie Manning

March 31, 2011 by

1. How did Frankie Manning transform Lindy hop?
 
2. What was the name of the Harlem ballroom that housed Lindy hop?
 
3. Though Manning staged many of the dances his group performed, who’s name identified their troupes?
 
4. … Continue reading

“Dancing With the Stars’” Tony Dovolani

March 31, 2011 by

Tony may tango with the stars, but he’s got his feet firmly on the ground.
There have been many pinnacle moments in ballroom dancer Tony Dovolani’s career—an Emmy nomination for “Dancing with the Stars,” working on … Continue reading

News: Madam’s Legacy

March 30, 2011 by

Without her, there would be no tradition of ballet in this country,” reflected Kenneth MacMillan at Ninette de Valois’ 90th birthday in 1988. This diminutive but feisty lady, who died in 2001 at 102, devoted … Continue reading

News: China-bound

March 30, 2011 by

Lula Washington Dance Theatre wastes no time moving from one international adventure to the next. In December 2010, the Los Angeles–based modern dance company returned from a one-month stint touring rural Russia and almost immediately … Continue reading

Recommended: Dance Units for Middle School

March 30, 2011 by

Dance Units for Middle School 
by Judi Fey 
Human Kinetics, 2011
 
In a nutshell: A complete curriculum for teaching dance in middle school
 
Though especially designed for teachers with little to no dance training, this book, DVD and CD … Continue reading

News: Ballet Without Borders

March 30, 2011 by

When Davis Robertson of the Joffrey Ballet School traveled to Moscow in June 2010, he had no idea what to expect. As program director of the contemporary ballet division, his goal was to broach the … Continue reading