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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

YoungArts Finalists Announced

November 24, 2014 by

When it comes to nurturing young artistic talent and confidence, a week of immersion with prestigious master teachers goes a long way. Since its founding in 1981, YoungArts has established itself as a springboard for … Continue reading

Misty Copeland Mentors Young Dancers in New TV Show

November 20, 2014 by

As many artists know, being a great dancer does not necessarily make you a great teacher. No matter your talent, it takes dedication and practice to become an effective educator. That’s why we’re so excited … Continue reading

Big Ballroom Takes Ohio

November 18, 2014 by

Heads up, ballroom fans! The largest pro/am ballroom competition in the world is happening next week. For the 37th year, dancers of all ages and experience levels will take the floor at the Ohio Star … Continue reading

Film Will Show Your Friends Why You’re So Busy During Nutcracker Season

November 14, 2014 by

A movie about Nutcracker could easily be a bumbling comedy or worse—a horror flick. As studio owners everywhere know, staging the holiday classic, for all its charm and tradition, presents an enormous undertaking that requires … Continue reading

Dancer’s Deaf Mom Shows Where Her Son Got His Talent

November 12, 2014 by

Need a midweek boost? Commercial dancer Mark Villaver, who has performed with Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, clearly learned a ton from his mother. In this video, the pair performs an upbeat mother-son hip-hop duet, … Continue reading

Check Out Lil Buck’s Fashion-Forward Photo Spread

November 10, 2014 by

Lil Buck appears on the November cover of WSJ. magazine, their innovators issue. Makes sense, given the way the dance world has gone gaga for his graceful jookin’. In his interview, while dancing in New … Continue reading