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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

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

This Ballet App for Dancers Encourages Interdisciplinary Learning

October 13, 2014 by

Conversations on Dance isn’t just another fun app spreading dance to people who don’t know dance (as important as those are). This one is for serious, classical students. It can help young pre-professionals educate themselves on everything … Continue reading

Watch What This Dance Company Did for National Bullying Prevention Month

October 9, 2014 by

In schools across the country, October is National Bullying Prevention Month. MusEffect, a non-profit that raises awareness of current issues through performance, created its own public service announcement to contribute to the movement.
The short film … Continue reading

Video of the Month Winner: A Living Garden of Glass

October 7, 2014 by

Congratulations to Dena Malarek, Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!
As part of a museum-themed recital at the New School of Dance Arts in Midland Park, New Jersey, Malarek involved her middle … Continue reading