Article Archive for April 2011

Technique: Yvonne Marceau

April 23, 2011 by

How I teach ballroom
Trained dancers might assume that learning a ballroom waltz would be easy. After all, the steps share the same rhythm as a simple balancé. But watching Yvonne Marceau demonstrate the steps and … Continue reading

Five Latin Ballroom Dance Stories

April 16, 2011 by

“If there is no purpose, there is no reason to do the movement,” says Tony Dovolani. As a competitive ballroom dancer, he won two consecutive World Rhythm championships in the American Rhythm category, which consists … Continue reading

Ballet Class Blogging: Poetry in Motion

April 15, 2011 by

Tonight in class we’re going to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day. I’m not exactly sure how it will go, but I’m hopeful. They’re a smart and fun group of girls (ages 6–8) who love … Continue reading

April 2011

April 1, 2011 by

Editor’s Note: Ballroom is Mad Hot
Dancing with Dovolani
“Dancing with the Stars” pro Tony Dovolani
Yvonne Marceau
How I teach a waltz
High Five
Amy Cain of North Harris Performing Arts
Laura Graham
One of Forsythe’s chosen few
Costumes that will light up … Continue reading

Editor’s Note: Ballroom Is Madhot

April 1, 2011 by

D’Angelo Castro and Amanda Carbajales, the adorable youngsters who won the $500,000 top prize on Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance” with their ballroom dancing, are from Lory and Manuel Castro’s Dance Town studio in Miami. … Continue reading

Ballet Class Blogging: I Hate Musicals. April Fool’s!

April 1, 2011 by

Before class began yesterday, one of my 7-year-old ballerinas shared her perfect prank for today: “I’m going to tell my brother that I saw a cockroach under his bed. He’s going to go crazy! And … Continue reading