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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

Struggling to recall choreography? Have some chocolate!

October 31, 2014 by

Trick-or-treat! Great news for you chocoholics. In a recent experiment, 50–69-year-olds who consumed cocoa flavanols over the course of three months significantly improved their performance on pattern recognition memory tests. The results suggest that consuming … Continue reading

New Photo Series Shows Cuban Dance Education in Action

October 29, 2014 by

Need a little mid-week inspiration? Check out these shots from Cuba’s National Ballet School. In vintage sepia tones, photographer Rebekah Bowman captures the energy of teachers and students working hard in class. If you look … Continue reading

“City.ballet.” Premieres Next Week

October 27, 2014 by

One of our favorite web series is almost back! On Tuesday, November 4, AOL Originals’ “city.ballet.” returns with 12 new episodes about life in the one and only New York City Ballet. After last season, … Continue reading

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: What Does Classroom Etiquette Mean to You?

October 23, 2014 by

There’s nothing like a little commiseration to make you feel warm and fuzzy on a dreary fall day. That’s why it’s not surprising that a sassy blog post on classroom etiquette is getting a lot of social-media … Continue reading

You Won’t Believe Who Used to Dance with Frank Hatchett

October 21, 2014 by

At last night’s Bessie Awards at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, we were surprised to hear that New York City’s first lady is a former Frank Hatchett devotee! That’s right: Chirlane McCray, whose husband is … Continue reading

This After-School Dance Program Makes Math Accessible—and Cool

October 15, 2014 by

MIT graduate and dancer Kirin Sinha is using movement to teach math to middle school girls. She created the after-school program SHINE, not only to help students understand concepts—using movement games and building shapes with … Continue reading