Malu Rivera-Peoples is taking her suburban California school to new levels with pre-professional ballet training.
The music can barely be heard from the foggy courtyard, where Malu Rivera-Peoples and Cristina Fargas-Newell (“Miss Tina” to the students) … Continue reading
How I teach lyrical jazz
The beginning of Suzi Taylor’s lyrical jazz class closely resembles a ballet barre—except there isn’t a physical barre to cling to and there aren’t pauses for rest between exercises. It’s a … Continue reading
How I teach Zena Rommett Floor-Barre
Jodi Moccia’s 8:30 am floor-barre class is filled with a mishmash of early risers—young and old, varying physiques, dancers and nondancers alike. We’re sitting on the floor with legs stretched … Continue reading
Cynthia Lucas takes the Marin Ballet beyond 50.
Just 15 miles north of foggy San Francisco, Marin Ballet’s studios are bathed in sunlight on a July morning, with a gentle breeze coming through open windows. Housed … Continue reading
Five strategies to fill your program with males
“I have always believed there are boys who love to dance,” says Barbara Weisberger, founder of Pennsylvania Ballet and an artistic advisor for Peabody Dance in Baltimore, Maryland. … Continue reading