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Articles by Darrah Carr

A Global Approach

July 28, 2011 by

The International Baccalaureate launches an intercultural dance curriculum for high school students.
Of course, dancers use their feet. But can you imagine movement that only uses the feet? What about an entire dance where the performers … Continue reading

Learning the Rhythms of a School

May 2, 2011 by

A Minnesota after-school tap program thrives.
In fall 2008, Ellen Keane walked into North End Elementary School in a low-income area of St. Paul, Minnesota, with a mission to teach tap to kids who couldn’t afford … Continue reading

Follow Their Lead

September 1, 2010 by

Mentoring for new K–12 dance teachers
This month, plenty of new K–12 dance teachers will anxiously make their classroom debuts. Susan Rainey, who starts her third year  as a full-time dance teacher at PS 122 middle … Continue reading

It Takes a Village

June 1, 2010 by

High school dance teachers forge a collaborative model
For the past year, Michelle Perosi and Kathleen Flynn have donned hard hats as often as dance shoes. As dance teachers at Union County Vocational-Technical School Academy for … Continue reading