DT Notes

Making a Year-End Checklist (and Checking It Twice)

December 7, 2016 by
year-end checklist

The holidays can make this time of year fly by. But busy studio directors know that December isn’t the time to rest on their laurels. “I’m constantly thinking of what’s coming up next,” says Jill … Continue reading

Frederick Ashton and the Wayward Daughter

December 6, 2016 by
Frederick Ashton

By developing individualized movement motifs, 20th-century choreographer Frederick Ashton created memorable characters, most notably in La Fille mal gardée.

Thom Cobb, Former NDEO President, Has Passed Away

December 5, 2016 by
Thom Cobb

We’re saddened to report that Thom Cobb, former president of the National Dance Education Organization, passed away on Friday. He was with his wife, Christine.
His generosity of spirit, good cheer and sense of humor were … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: Monica Giragosian

December 2, 2016 by

When Monica Giragosian received her first leading role with American Repertory Ballet, Douglas Martin reminded her of the importance of basic technique.

Lil Buck Dancing in a Paris Museum Is Basically Its Own Piece of Art

December 1, 2016 by
Lil Buck

Memphis jookin star Lil Buck has made a new film with Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and it’s simple, masterful and stunning. Set to a beautifully evocative piano score by Evgueni & Sacha Galperine, Buck … Continue reading

Attention Dance Researchers! JODE Calls for Papers

November 30, 2016 by

The National Dance Education Organization’s Journal of Dance Education (JODE) is accepting research paper submissions for two special issues in 2017.