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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

The 4 Best Dance Scenes from Garry Marshall’s Movies and TV Shows

July 21, 2016 by
Garry Marshall

Earlier this week, well-loved director and screenwriter Garry Marshall passed away. You know him from some of your favorite feel-good films: Pretty Woman, Beaches, Runaway Bride. But it’s not a stretch to say that dance often made an … Continue reading

Shadow Dance in Arizona Lets You Create Your Own Accompaniment

July 19, 2016 by
Shadow dance

Dancing with your shadow sounds like a solitary activity (thanks, Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra), but this time, it’s not: Interactive design studio Daily tous les jours has created a pavement that sings in … Continue reading

This “SYTYCD” All-Star Routine Will Blow You Away

July 15, 2016 by
SYTYCD recap

Though I don’t watch the newest seasons of “So You Think You Can Dance” religiously (I’m old school—I loved the days of Natalie Fotopoulos and early Mark Kanemura), every now and then, something pops up on my social-media … Continue reading

Sarah Pippin Wins the NYCDA Foundation Dance Magazine College Scholarship

July 13, 2016 by
Sarah Pippin

Sarah Pippin, a student at CC & Co. Dance Complex in North Carolina and the 2015 New York City Dance Alliance national senior female outstanding dancer (what a mouthful!), has won the NYCDA Foundation’s Dance Magazine College Scholarship. Pippin will be attending … Continue reading

Is This Hoverboard Wedding Dance the Future?

July 11, 2016 by
Hoverboard wedding dance

This London couple just stepped up the wedding-dance game big time: They used hoverboards to seal their marital bliss.
OK, so they’re not these gymnasts on hoverboards dancing to Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” They’re not even this mother-and-son wedding dance … Continue reading

Exercises to Cure Wobbly Ankles

July 7, 2016 by
wobbly ankles exercise

In our July issue, our Health column discusses a perpetual dance problem: weak or wobbly ankles. Strong ankles support solid, beautiful lines and protect dancers while they’re moving, whether through quick direction changes, landing from … Continue reading