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Making Space for Dance

January 29, 2015 by

With the opening of her huge second location in New York City, Gina Gibney has expanded her real estate footprint and emerged as one of the most visionary dance activists in recent memory.
The week before … Continue reading

Heather Rigg

January 29, 2015 by

How I teach commercial jazz

As 30 dancers in booty shorts and socks concentrate to perform grand pliés in center, Heather Rigg glides around the perimeter of the studio. She counts off the exercise as she … Continue reading

That’s What Friends Are For

January 29, 2015 by

Two studio owners who forgot they were competitors
Every studio has a story. And when two or more are gathered in a 15-mile radius, behind-the-scenes drama and regional rivalries often figure prominently in their histories. In … Continue reading

Carrying the Torch

December 29, 2014 by

How two teachers who have taken over David Howard’s ballet classes embody his spirit
When master teacher David Howard passed away in August 2013 at age 76, New York City lost one of its most valued—and … Continue reading

Nancy Bielski

December 29, 2014 by

How I teach ballet to the pros
New York City Ballet’s Faye Arthurs first found Nancy Bielski’s class by following one of her idols in the company. “I was a huge fan of Jenifer Ringer,” Arthurs … Continue reading

The Dance Whisperers

December 29, 2014 by

Five dance teachers with superpowers
Dance teachers are often naturals when it comes to nurturing. Even so, certain individuals seem particularly gifted in connecting with their students. Maybe they have an uncanny sense of exactly the … Continue reading