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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

Sia’s “Chandelier,” Featuring Maddie Ziegler of “Dance Moms,” Wins Best Choreography at VMAs

August 26, 2014 by

At Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, between Taylor Swift owning her awkward dance moves in the audience and Beyoncé receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the award for best choreography went to Sia’s music video for “Chandelier.” It’s … Continue reading

Watch Joffrey Ballet in Swan Lake Rehearsal with Christopher Wheeldon

August 22, 2014 by

Yesterday, Joffrey Ballet live-streamed three hours of Swan Lake rehearsal with Christopher Wheeldon. And lucky for us, the whole session is now posted on the company’s YouTube channel.
You’d think this would be a chance to get a … Continue reading

Yoga Pioneer B.K.S. Iyengar Passes Away

August 20, 2014 by

 
You’d be hard-pressed to find a dancer who hasn’t taken yoga to supplement her training. Many don’t realize, however, that B.K.S. Iyengar is to thank for the Eastern practice’s proliferation in the U.S. The legendary … Continue reading

The Misty Movie

August 18, 2014 by

We dance-lovers have known Misty Copeland is stunning and amazing for years, but the mainstream media is just catching on. This is good news for us, because it means more ballet on TV (her Under Armour ad that stopped … Continue reading

Same-Sex Ballroom Championships in Boston

August 13, 2014 by

We already know dance is for everyone. And while ballroom dancing used to be an activity geared largely toward heterosexual dancers in male-female couples, today many studios offer classes specifically for same-sex couples, in addition … Continue reading

VIDEO: Daddy-Daughter “Problem” Dance

August 11, 2014 by

Let’s hear it for dance dads! Especially those who aren’t afraid to bust a move. Just watch this father and daughter costar in a peppy, hip-swinging dance routine in their living room to Ariana Grande’s … Continue reading