DT Notes

Ballet San Jose Gives Away Free Tix for Mother’s Day

April 24, 2015 by

Here’s a sweet story to brighten up your Friday: Ballet San Jose—which recently overcame a formidable fundraising hurdle to stay afloat—will give 4,000 kids and their mothers (or mentors) tickets to see the company’s production … Continue reading

“American Ballroom Challenge” Promises High-Quality Dance for TV

April 23, 2015 by

Ballroom fans, get ready to rumba! Filmed at the Ohio Star Ball last November, PBS’ three-part “American Ballroom Challenge” series premieres this Friday, April 24. And it’s already gotten a stamp of tentative approval from … Continue reading

Watch This 102-Year-Old See Herself Dance on Video for the First Time

April 22, 2015 by

For this week’s installment of #whynotwednesday, we’re going all sentimental on you. Alice Barker, now 102 years old and in a nursing home, was a chorus dancer in the 1930s and ’40s, dancing backup for … Continue reading

Carla Körbes Is Perfection in This Stunning Photo Essay

April 21, 2015 by

Last Saturday, Carla Körbes gave her final Swan Lake performance. The Pacific Northwest Ballet principal will retire at the end of the season, and we’re sure we speak for all ballet fans when we say … Continue reading

5 Self-Massage Tools to Have on Hand

April 20, 2015 by

Dancing all the time means you battle aches and pains all the time, too. And while you can’t cart your favorite Brookstone massage chair with you everywhere, you can travel with any of these handy … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: Billy Smith

April 17, 2015 by

Like many dancers-in-training, Billy Smith—now a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group—needed to temper his energy with a healthy dose of technique. At George Mason University, he found a mentor in modern teacher Susan … Continue reading