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Articles by Andrea Marks

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

Dance Teacher’s Guide to the 2015 Super Bowl

January 30, 2015 by

Even if you aren’t a sports fan, there’s a good chance you’ll head to a Super Bowl party this weekend for a celebration of food, friends and maybe even a little football. You might not … Continue reading

Your Best Feet

January 30, 2015 by

In 4 simple steps
It probably won’t surprise you that chiropractor Rachel Loeb often sees dancers make unsafe choices in the name of beautiful feet. While treating professionals in St. Louis, Missouri, she has seen stress … Continue reading

Ellenore Scott

January 29, 2015 by

Music for contemporary jazz
As a top-four finalist on Season 6 of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Ellenore Scott earned viewers’ votes by dancing like herself. While many of the other contestants knew each other … Continue reading

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Tessandra Chavez

January 28, 2015 by

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.
You wouldn’t think it from looking at her resumé, but “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Tessandra Chavez struggled for her … Continue reading

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Daisy Hobbs

January 26, 2015 by

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.
While performing in eight Broadway shows every week, Aladdin ensemble member Daisy Hobbs also makes time to book frequent teaching gigs, where … Continue reading

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Shannon Bresnahan

January 22, 2015 by

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.
When coaxing correct ballet technique from students as young as 11, Shannon Bresnahan takes a direct approach. “I just make ’em do … Continue reading