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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

VIDEO: Watch Buckingham Palace’s “Pirouetting Guard”

September 17, 2014 by

British papers are abuzz with news of subversive behavior by a royal guard. Now, prepare yourself—to our brash American eyes, it might not look like much, but those little pauses, changes in tempo and especially … Continue reading

Wendy Whelan to Perform for International Day of Peace in NYC

September 15, 2014 by

Yesssss After the Rain. There can never be enough of that heart-wrenching Christopher Wheeldon ballet. And for those of you lucky enough to be in New York City this weekend, you’ll have a chance to see it live, … Continue reading

Slow Motion Dance Art at Yale University

September 11, 2014 by

For a dancer, there may be nothing more intimidating than watching yourself on video, except maybe watching yourself on slow-motion video. Perhaps the subjects of David Michalek’s film installation Slow Dancing have never dared to view the … Continue reading

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Expands in NYC

September 9, 2014 by

Ballet Academy East in New York City has announced the addition of a Dance for PD class on Friday mornings at 11. Classes are offered at no charge and open to people with Parkinson’s disease, as well as … Continue reading

We Love These Dance Companies’ Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

September 5, 2014 by

By now, no doubt, your social media pages have been flooded (pun intended) with videos of friends taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, a hugely successful viral campaign to raise funds and awareness for … Continue reading

Video of the Month: Odd Man In

September 3, 2014 by

Congratulations to Kim Alexander, the Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!
Alexander’s piece Ribbons features eight dancers from RealDance Studio in Lighthouse Point, Florida. The crisp contemporary routine won the Critics’ Choice … Continue reading