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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

Broadway’s Holiday Inn Shows Off Jump Rope-Tap Dancing (What?)

October 24, 2016 by
Holiday Inn

While it’s not unusual these days for a Broadway show to have its genesis in a movie (see Legally Blonde, Finding Neverland, An American in Paris), Roundabout Theatre’s newest show, Holiday Inn, definitely has something going for it … Continue reading

One Insta Trend You’re Guaranteed to Rock

October 20, 2016 by

Here’s one Instagram trend we can not only get behind but dominate: bun-dropping. Ladies are filming themselves luxuriously taking their hair down from their buns and tagging the videos with #bundrop. (Yep, that’s it.) And … Continue reading

Two Political (Dance) Videos You’ll Actually Want to Watch

October 14, 2016 by
Hillary dancing

This is one politically minded video you’ll enjoy: Hillary Clinton appeared on “The Ellen Show,” post-debate, and debuted some dance moves we didn’t know she possessed.

OK, so technically that’s not Hillary dancing, but any video … Continue reading

Why Your News Feed Is Filled with People Dancing for 23 Seconds

October 13, 2016 by

Thanks to the American Diabetes Association, it’s safe to say you may be expected to get your groove on a little more frequently over the next few weeks. That’s because of ADA’s #DiabetesDanceDare. To raise … Continue reading

What Do You Think of the Ballerina Trailer?

October 11, 2016 by

Has anyone seen the trailer yet for the upcoming animated film Ballerina? It’s a French-Canadian film (in English), set in 1879, about an orphan girl with no formal ballet training who goes to study at … Continue reading

Hiring and Firing Best Practices

October 6, 2016 by
hiring and firing

Hiring the right teachers can seem overwhelming. Where do you find the most qualified candidates? What are the best interview questions to ask? What if you have to fire a faculty member? What’s more important, … Continue reading