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Articles by Rachel Rizzuto

Rachel Rizzuto graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BFA in Dance and a BA in English. New York is a far cry from her upbringing in Chalmette, Louisiana, but she is currently a very happy dancer with Mari Meade Dance Collective and takes class at Mark Morris Dance Center. Rachel edits DT Notes, Face to Face, Business, History, Higher Ed and the bi-weekly e-newsletter. Contact her at: rrizzuto@dancemedia.com

These Skaters Take Synchronization to New Heights

November 25, 2015 by

Still in a tryptophan haze? Need some motivation to make it from the couch back to the studio? You need to watch these synchronized skaters. These 16 skaters (15 ladies and one guy), competing in … Continue reading

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Give Thanks to Your Dance Teacher!)

November 25, 2015 by

‘Tis the season to be thankful, right? Next Tuesday, December 1, the National Dance Organization kicks off “Thank a Dance Teacher Day.” It’s a social-media giving campaign that actually lasts the entire month of December—post a … Continue reading

Uptown Funk Redux

November 23, 2015 by

Just when you thought all of the “Uptown Funk” excitement had finally died down, a really good video mash-up comes along and dispels your jadedness.
The creator of this video, Michael Binder, only used movies from … Continue reading

The “Hotline Bling” Update You Didn’t Know You Needed

November 19, 2015 by

With any good (or, better, so-bad-it’s-good) video, there will tributes. Follow-ups. Shenanigans. If you’ve been under a rock lately, acquaint yourself first with Drake, his “Hotline Bling” video and the resultant Vines/remixes (#teampepperoni over here!). Then, allow … Continue reading

Why Justin Bieber Maybe Isn’t Quite So Awful

November 17, 2015 by

If you’ve had Internet access over the past few days, odds are that you’ve been binge-watching or, at the very least, compulsively updating Justin Bieber’s VEVO account. That’s because he pulled a Beyoncé and just … Continue reading

This College Wide Receiver Is Majoring in…Dance

November 13, 2015 by

You hear stories of professional football players who study dance—or you at least hear us talk about how dance and sports need not be thought of as polar opposites—but seeing it with your own eyes … Continue reading