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Wendy Whelan: What My Teacher Taught Me

August 9, 2013 by

It may seem that the stork dropped Wendy Whelan at New York City Ballet’s doorstep–but she was actually born in the small city of Louisville, Kentucky. Though she never got the chance to meet Balanchine, … Continue reading

Teachers Gear up for Back-to-School with NDEO

July 24, 2013 by

Why should students have all the fun? Teachers can get in the back-to-school spirit, too, with NDEO’s latest dance education courses. After offering Mini Courses over the summer, the organization’s Online Professional Development Institute is … Continue reading

Don’t Miss “Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still”

July 23, 2013 by

If you missed Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still in theaters in May 2012, now is your chance to catch it on the small screen. The award-winning documentary will air on PBS this Friday, … Continue reading

Refined Carbs Will Make You Hungry for More

July 19, 2013 by

Carbohydrates are necessary to any dancer’s diet—they yield energy. But too many refined carbs can ultimately make you feel sluggish.
A recent study suggests that eating cookies, chips, and packaged foods chock-full … Continue reading

“Tap it Out” Coming to Times Square

July 11, 2013 by

There aren’t many opportunities to see 300 feet tapping in sync—unless you own Happy Feet on DVD. But this weekend, “Tap it Out” will give New Yorkers a show to remember. The performance will conclude … Continue reading

“Dance Kids ATL” to Premiere on TLC

July 3, 2013 by

What do you get when you put devoted young hip-hoppers in a renowned training studio? Crazy, hard-hitting talent. And that’s what you’ll see on “Dance Kids ATL,” a new reality show that promises to serve … Continue reading