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Wes Veldink

October 1, 2015 by

How I teach contemporary

Wes Veldink draws the shades and switches off the fluorescent lights to create a mood of contemplation during the warm-up of his intermediate/advanced contemporary class at Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan. As … Continue reading

Ashley Tuttle

September 1, 2015 by

How I teach ballet
The Friday night dinner hour may not seem a prime-time slot for an adult beginner/intermediate ballet class. However, former American Ballet Theatre principal Ashley Tuttle had such a loyal following in her … Continue reading

Kathryn Sullivan

June 30, 2015 by

How I teach ballet
As the students filter into Kathryn Sullivan’s Advanced Beginning Ballet Class at Steps on Broadway, one of them presents Sullivan with a thank-you-for-helping-me-improve bouquet. It is an ordinary Friday morning, no special … Continue reading

Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat

June 1, 2015 by

How We Teach Salsa
In a mixed-level class at Peridance Capezio Center, Ahtoy WonPat-Borja gets her beginner salsa dancers moving with a marching rhythm as she counts, “One, two three,” pause, “Five, six, seven,” pause. In … Continue reading

Alberto Del Saz

April 29, 2015 by

How I teach the Nikolais/Louis philosophy

In a studio at Marymount Manhattan College, Alberto Del Saz gently coaches young adults through a floor warm-up. They balance on their tailbones, trying to elongate their spines while their … Continue reading

Jared Grimes

April 1, 2015 by

How I teach tap
“What do you think about when you count?” Jared Grimes asks his intermediate tap class. The small but focused group begins in a circle in one of Broadway Dance Center’s wood-floor studios. … Continue reading