Articles by Hannah Maria Hayes
A new dance festival unifies the city’s growing arts scene.
Two years ago, finances required Joori Jung to choose between moving back to her native South Korea or someplace in the U.S. other than Manhattan. When … Continue reading
A dance teacher’s guide to navigating the college application process
You could say it takes a whole village to successfully navigate the college application process. Though it is your high school students who ultimately decide whether … Continue reading
Recognizing the warning signs to help a troubled teen
Two students on Valerie Ramsey’s middle school dance team seemed happy and confident, but earlier this year, both independently attempted suicide within two weeks of each other. … Continue reading
How Creative Force Dance Center launched a special-needs class that ALL students want to take
Carson cannot wait for Wednesdays. That’s the day the 16-year-old takes Force Friends, a 45-minute technique class designed for dancers with … Continue reading
Teaching artists help children speak English through dance.
Jennifer Golonka demonstrates a passé skip with a high shape and then points to the words on a chart. Her students read and pronounce the terminology with her … Continue reading