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Martha Chapman

December 1, 2014 by

How I teach ballet for every body
For a new adult dancer, taking a ballet class can loom menacingly on the horizon as a punishing or humiliating form of exercise. But in Martha Chapman’s Advanced Beginner … Continue reading

Expanding the Community

December 1, 2014 by

California Institute for the Arts offers the first massive online open course in dance.
The idea of online learning in dance is both laughable and profound. Laughable because, as we all know, the studio experience … Continue reading

Why I Teach

December 1, 2014 by

Performers on what they bring to the role of teacher
Student, performer, teacher. Three defining identities of a career in dance. Sometimes a dancer is drawn to pedagogy early on and can target her career goals … Continue reading

Recital Roulette

November 1, 2014 by

Land on a fresh theme for your annual show.
Picking out a fun theme for your spring recital can provide structure for your teaching staff as they choreograph numbers for the show, as well as giving … Continue reading

Troy Powell

November 1, 2014 by

How I teach Horton Technique
The Manhattan skyline is the perfect backdrop for Troy Powell’s Advanced Beginner Horton Technique class at Alvin Ailey studios. The parallel and perpendicular lines of skyscrapers and apartment towers seen from … Continue reading

A Return to Classicism

November 1, 2014 by

Gelsey Kirkland shares her passionate approach to traditional ballet training.
Ask Gelsey Kirkland to elucidate her idea of classicism and it’s easy to recall the hallmarks of her dancing, all that made her genius blaze: “It’s … Continue reading