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Andrea Marks graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in English and a minor in Dance. She grew up in suburban Connecticut, where she trained at the School of the Hartford Ballet and The Hartt School. Lately, though, she can’t enough Zumba and yoga! Andrea edits DT’s Fashion feature, Teachers' Tools and Chat Room. Contact her at amarks@dancemedia.com

Denise Jefferson Honored by Her Daughter in Dance

April 16, 2014 by

In times of grief, artists turn to their craft to cope. Francesca Harper, director of the Francesca Harper Project and a contemporary and hip hop teacher in New York City, is no exception.
In 2010, the … Continue reading

DT Columnist Recognized by New York State Dance Education Association

April 14, 2014 by

Dance educator Barry Blumenfeld has been given a “Thumbs Up” honor from the New York State Dance Education Association. Between teaching at the Friends Seminary School in New York City, New York University and 92nd … Continue reading

Video of the Month: Hip Hop from the Heart

April 8, 2014 by

Congratulations to Cristian Faxola, the latest Editors’ Choice winner for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!

In a living room lit warmly by a single dome-shaped lamp, a lean, compact dancer pops, locks and glides … Continue reading

Broadway Dance Center Celebrates “Papa Frank,” VOP-Style

April 2, 2014 by

Frank Hatchett produced stars. This was obvious at yesterday’s tribute to the late Hines-Hatchett studio (later Broadway Dance Center) co-founder and Dance Teacher’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award–winner.
In the format of Hatchett’s renowned student talent showcases, devotees and … Continue reading

Permission to Pamper Yourself

April 1, 2014 by

Four relaxing activities that can make you better at your job



As dedicated teachers and studio owners, you know how hard it can be to take time for yourself. After-work hours fill up with ticketing tasks, … Continue reading

New Dance Film Addresses Age in Dance

March 31, 2014 by

The impending retirement of New York City Ballet’s 46-year-old star Wendy Whelan (who this morning announced her final performance date), has, over the past few months, sparked many discussions about the inevitable impact of age … Continue reading