Articles by Lisa Traiger
After a career spent honing her own teaching methods, Rima Faber leads the charge for national standards.
Spend a Saturday morning with Rima Faber and her 2-, 3- and 4-year-old dancers at Joy of Motion Dance Center in Washington, … Continue reading
Tips for making the most of limited opportunities, plus Davis & Elkins College’s new percussive dance program
Emily Oleson (right) heads Davis & Elkins College’s new program in American vernacular dance.
With more than 600 college dance programs … Continue reading
As summer temperatures rise, dance teachers from all over the country may find themselves reaching for a sweater in over-air-conditioned hotel and convention center ballrooms, where an alphabet soup of teacher-training workshops—from DMA to DEA, … Continue reading
Sandra Fortune-Green remembers rushing over for class after school let out, setting every hair in place and pulling on pink tights and a black leotard to submit to the vigilant eyes of her teachers, Doris … Continue reading
How journaling enhances the high school dance class experience
At Rhode Island’s Providence Academy of International Studies, dance teacher Marty Sprague’s high school students are exploring movement qualities. A small group shifts into slow motion as … Continue reading