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Articles by Hannah Maria Hayes

On the Road, with the Band

April 1, 2015 by

Bowen McCauley Dance collaborates and tours with famed country punk-rock band, Jason and the Scorchers.
Rock bands go on tour. Dance companies go on tour. But it’s not often a rock band and dance company get … Continue reading

Boys to Men

April 1, 2015 by

Strength training for male dancers entering puberty
When a young male dancer hits puberty, you’ll know the signs: “One day they look normal, the next they look like a string bean. They can get a little … Continue reading

Honoring King

December 29, 2014 by

Dance Theatre of Harlem headlines NJPAC’s annual MLK Celebration.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. every year for the past 18 with an inspirational program … Continue reading

Girl Talk

December 1, 2014 by

Why and how you should discuss menstruation with young dancers
Every time Deidre Kellogg Ketroser held a “girl talk” with her ballet class, a few of the young students would giggle and cover their faces with … Continue reading

Recital Roulette

November 1, 2014 by

Land on a fresh theme for your annual show.
Picking out a fun theme for your spring recital can provide structure for your teaching staff as they choreograph numbers for the show, as well as giving … Continue reading

Fuel a Day of Dancing

October 1, 2014 by

Three pros share their favorite breakfasts, pack-and-go snacks and recovery foods for long days of classes.

One of the best ways you can help dancers prepare for success during long days of classes or rehearsals is … Continue reading