DT Notes

March 6, 2015 by

Though a timeout routine lasts only a minute and 20 seconds, when it comes to choreography, Brooklyn Nets dance team coach Adar Wellington is slow and methodical. “I listen to a song about 75,000 times before … Continue reading

5 Must-Read Dance Memoirs

March 5, 2015 by

Read these to get your creative juices flowing—or just for the juicy dance-world details.
I Was a Dancer Jacques d’Amboise; Knopf; 2011; 464 pages. Before he became a New York City Ballet principal, Jacques d’Amboise (born … Continue reading

Three Times Ballet Dancers in Street Clothes Wowed Us

March 4, 2015 by

Vogue recently spotlighted this film, which previews Justin Peck’s new work, Heatscape, to be premiered by Miami City Ballet at end of the month. In the video, dancers—casual in jeans and Keds—explore the city’s mural-covered Wynwood Walls, … Continue reading

Q&A With the 2015 Regional High School Dance Festival Director

March 3, 2015 by

At the Regional High School Dance Festival (which alternates yearly with the National festival), 1,000 students and teachers from high school dance programs, college representatives and summer program recruiters gather for an extended weekend of … Continue reading

Helping Bunheads Let Loose

March 2, 2015 by

Congratulations to Megan Story, Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!
While choreographing the class combination “Waiting Game” for her intermediate and advanced contemporary students at the Tennessee Arts Conservatory in Spring Hill, … Continue reading

5 Scary Facts About Sleep Deprivation

February 27, 2015 by

National Geographic’s new documentary, Sleepless in America, is clearly designed to scare you into getting more sleep. According to the film (created with National Institutes of Health and The Public Good Projects), Americans today sleep … Continue reading