DT Notes

This 88-Year-Old Ballet Teacher Has Life Lessons For Us All

February 22, 2017 by
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Sometimes a little video comes along that manages to cheer you on a dreary Wednesday, inspire you to be better and give you all the good feels. Meet Sheila Rozann, an 88-year-old ballet teacher for … Continue reading

A New Houston Arts Hub

February 21, 2017 by
Moody Center for the Arts

Rice University opens the new Moody Center for the Arts. The space includes a black box theater, performance gallery and studio classrooms.

Voguing, Plus Tips for Dancing in Heels

February 20, 2017 by

Voguing will help any dancer sharpen her attention to detail and develop a confident performance quality. In this style, face-framing arm and hand movements are layered on top of different walks. House of Ninja founding … Continue reading

Get Your Valentine’s Day Fix With 3 Romantic Duets

February 17, 2017 by

What: Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet—balcony scene pas de deux
Who: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev
Why: Despite a 19-year age gap between them, Fonteyn and Nureyev created one of the most magical partnerships in ballet … Continue reading

A Spiral Layout With Some Leg-Strengthening Exercises, Too

February 17, 2017 by
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Broadway Dance Center faculty member Nijawwon Matthews teaches multiple variations on this contemporary turn, so students can adjust the movement to suit their strength and flexibility. In the beginner version, the working leg stays on … Continue reading

A Contemporary Jazz Combo—and the Art of the Transition

February 16, 2017 by
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Joffrey Ballet School’s jazz and contemporary program director Michael Blake taught this jump-and-roll combination during the first week of jazz classes at JBS to help his students discover the power of oppositional energy. “Oppositional lines … Continue reading