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Using Dance to Beat AIDS

August 27, 2014 by

Dance for Life Chicago raised money for awareness and funding for HIV/AIDS in August, with performances by Chicago companies, including Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Giordano Dance Chicago and River North Dance Chicago. Three … Continue reading

Toto, Maybe We Are in Kansas, After All

August 25, 2014 by

Thanks to a summer grant from The Juilliard School, three third-year dancers–Kyle Weiler, Taylor Hansen and Cleo Person–will spend one week in Kansas in September performing pieces they created based on a Frank O’Hara poem. … Continue reading

The Nationals of College Dance

August 21, 2014 by

For college dance students, one of the biggest events of the year is the American College Dance Festival. In 12 regional conferences, students and teachers take part in master classes, workshops, panels and performances over … Continue reading

Win How to Teach Beginning Ballet: The First Three Years!

August 20, 2014 by
Win <em>How to Teach Beginning Ballet: The First Three Years!</em>

How to Teach Beginning Ballet: The First Three Years    

By Judith Newman
Princeton Book Company; 200 pages; $29.95 

In How to Teach Beginning Ballet, former studio owner Judith Newman offers complete syllabi for the first three years … Continue reading

Why We Love Watching Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”

August 19, 2014 by

Taylor Swift dropped the video yesterday for her latest single, “Shake It Off,” and if we weren’t more than a little bit in love with her before, we definitely are now. In the video, Swift—who’s … Continue reading

News Flashes

August 14, 2014 by

Choreographer Twyla Tharp will be a guest artist at Barnard College in New York City for the 2014–15 school year. Tharp–who is a graduate of Barnard–will give lectures, master classes and workshops during her tenure. … Continue reading