DT Notes

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

List: 5 Historic Dance Works to Be Thankful For

November 24, 2015 by

As you assemble your gratitude list for this Thanksgiving, stop and consider some of the works that paved the way for the diverse dance world we enjoy today. Whether they introduced a radical new style … 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

What My Teacher Taught Me: Ashley Mayeux

November 20, 2015 by

Now in her fourth season with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ashley Mayeux values co-artistic director Desmond Richardson’s hands-on help with tricky partnering.
“I can always count on Des to come in and try movement with me. Then, … 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