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Articles by Lea Marshall

Brushes with Greatness

September 1, 2015 by

Ten educators and choreographers speak on preserving classic modern dance traditions.
While the field of dance grows broader and more eclectic by the day, classic modern dance technique increasingly takes a backseat. It’s not uncommon for … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Go for a Dance Education Degree

January 29, 2015 by

With 4 tips on how to choose a program
“I always knew I wanted to teach dance,” says Tawny Garcia, who studied dance as part of her high school’s program. Though she was sure she wanted … Continue reading

Expanding the Community

December 1, 2014 by

California Institute for the Arts offers the first massive online open course in dance.
The idea of online learning in dance is both laughable and profound. Laughable because, as we all know, the studio experience … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap

October 1, 2014 by

Helping students make the leap from studio to college dance
For many young dancers, leaving their home studio to enter a college dance program can come as a shock—like diving into a pool and forgetting how … Continue reading

Second Chance

February 1, 2014 by

How to help your student plan—and pick up the pieces—after a college admission rejection

It’s a high school senior’s worst nightmare. Sarah Lustbader, now a dancer with Catherine Cabeen – Hyphen and CabinFever, was rejected by … Continue reading

Help for the College-Bound

January 1, 2014 by

Let college-hosted summer intensives pave the way.
High school students looking to dance in college often can’t turn to the usual sources for savvy college admissions advice. Their guidance counselor is unlikely to have specialized exposure … Continue reading