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Articles by Kristin Schwab

Kristin Schwab grew up in the Twin Cities as a competition kid turned bunhead. She graduated cum laude from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance and Journalism. Kristin has taught ballet at the Joffrey NY summer program, danced with Minnesota Dance Theatre and currently dances for modern dance company Summation Dance. Kristin edits Technique, Health, Music, Theory and Practice, Higher Ed and Face to Face. Contact her at: kschwab@dancemedia.com

Technology: E-Mail Marketing

December 3, 2013 by

MailChimp vs. Constant Contact

Monthly e-mail marketing is a must for a studio of any size to announce new classes, limited-time discounts and recital reminders. Two major platforms, MailChimp and Constant Contact, offer similar services with … Continue reading

Peter Chu

December 2, 2013 by

Music for contemporary dance

Peter Chu’s career has been so demanding that until recently, he hadn’t had a permanent address in more than five years. He was living on the road, with his belongings in a … Continue reading

Patricia Barker

December 2, 2013 by

Bringing world-class dance to the Midwest
In the years since Pacific Northwest Ballet’s homegrown principal Patricia Barker left the stage, she has tackled many dance-related ventures. Most notable is her ambitious re-envisioning of the Grand Rapids … Continue reading

Suzi Taylor

December 2, 2013 by

How I teach lyrical jazz

The beginning of Suzi Taylor’s lyrical jazz class closely resembles a ballet barre—except there isn’t a physical barre to cling to and there aren’t pauses for rest between exercises. It’s a … Continue reading

Larry Keigwin

November 1, 2013 by

Driving music for modern and contemporary dance

In Larry Keigwin’s Megalopolis, dancers in shiny biketards repeat isolated arm patterns as they enter and exit from the wings. At first, the music is Steve Reich’s looping marimba … Continue reading

Justin Peck

November 1, 2013 by

Juggling it all at New York City Ballet
Forget Year of the Rabbit. 2013 has been the year of Justin Peck. After receiving great praise for his collaboration with indie singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens a year ago, … Continue reading