Article Archive for June 2011

The 2011 Dance Teacher Awards: Diane Frank

June 30, 2011 by

Though she had always been a mover, Diane Frank had taken few formal dance classes before college. In fact, she entered Ohio University’s theater department in 1966 planning to become a high school drama teacher. … Continue reading

The 2011 Dance Teacher Awards: Patricia Dickinson

June 30, 2011 by

In the summer of 2008, Patricia Dickinson fell into a backyard fire pit, leaving 60 percent of her body covered in serious burns (the severity was caused by the incinerated rayon tunic she was wearing). … Continue reading

The 2011 Dance Teacher Awards: Tony Williams

June 30, 2011 by

Born in Italy but raised in a gritty outer-Boston neighborhood, Tony Williams was going nowhere fast until he discovered dance as a teenager. “I was living in the projects, one of a biracial family of … Continue reading

News: Choreography Connection

June 30, 2011 by

Regional Dance America’s National Choreography Intensive partners dancemakers with strong teachers.

This year’s National Choreography Intensive (NCI), from Regional Dance America (RDA), is a chance for 15 choreographers to create work on 80 students and learn … Continue reading

News: NYC Becomes Tap City

June 30, 2011 by

On Tuesday, July 5, a cruise ship full of tappers will pull away from Pier 83 in New York City. And the boat will be rocking, as tap jams, performances, impromptu classes and a whole … Continue reading

News: Penn State University Celebrates Mojah

June 30, 2011 by

A woman gracefully lifts a cloth as pulsating drums encourage her hips and feet to move rapidly. Her undulating body becomes a flow of movement and color. She is performing Mojah, a dance technique that … Continue reading