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Articles by Kathryn Holmes

A Model for State-Funded Arts Education

June 1, 2012 by

In South Carolina, the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities thrives.
One might not expect to find a residential arts high school in South Carolina that’s backed 100 percent by the state government. While many … Continue reading

Harlem Renaissance

May 1, 2012 by

Harlem School of the Arts’ dance program director dreams big.

“Dance with your back,” Aubrey Lynch II calls over the music during an evening rehearsal with a trio of teen dancers at the Harlem School of … Continue reading

Boys Will Be Boys

December 1, 2011 by

Keep male students engaged in dance class.
It’s your first day at a new school. You’ve gone over your lesson plan and moved the desks out of the way. Now, you’re staring at a sea … Continue reading

Blurring Boundaries

September 1, 2011 by

Philadelphia’s Headlong Performance Institute crosses disciplines to create whole artists.
The first assignment students get when arriving at Headlong Performance Institute is to create a three-minute self-portrait. They can use whatever idiom they choose—dance, theater, song, … Continue reading