DT Notes

In NYCDA’s 500 Club, Studios Can Raise Money for Student Scholarships

May 28, 2015 by

In recent years, New York City Dance Alliance has become known for its college dance scholarships. Since its inception in 2010, the organization’s scholarship foundation has awarded more than $12 million to students, often offering … Continue reading

#WhyNotWednesday: The Dancing Man Gets His Dance Party

May 27, 2015 by

Sometimes good things happen and you feel like your faith in humanity is restored. And whenever dance is in involved in these moments, it seems all the sweeter, amiright?
In February, a man named Sean O’Brien … Continue reading

NYC Summer = Free (Dance) Stuff

May 26, 2015 by

It’s (almost) summertime in New York City, and for many of us, that means two things: competing at Nationals in NYC and free stuff to take advantage of in the city. So what happens when … Continue reading

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Nicole Pierce

May 21, 2015 by

A final recital stood between Nicole Pierce and a master’s degree in classical piano, when she decided to abandon school and return to the dance studio. In her youth, Pierce had trained seriously in ballet and … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: Scottish Ballet’s Sophie Martin

May 20, 2015 by

As a teen, Scottish Ballet principal Sophie Martin trained at the Paris Conservatory. The unorthodox methods of her teacher, Noëlla Auguste, intrigued Martin and left a lasting impression.
“She tried to push boundaries: With her, we … Continue reading

How to Binge-Watch Dance History

May 20, 2015 by

 
Dance history nerds, get excited: Jacob’s Pillow just launched its all-new, completely redesigned digital resource website, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive. If you—like me—enjoy browsing archival dance footage and testing your dance history knowledge by taking … Continue reading