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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

New Takes on Classic ’Dos

October 1, 2014 by

Three updated performance hairstyles
Looking to spice up the classic bun or French twist in your next recital? DT rounded up three modern looks for the stage, plus tips and must-have supplies from New York City–based … Continue reading

It Takes Heart to Win Trophies

October 1, 2014 by

Three successful competition studios that differ in size and location have at least one thing in common.

For studios big and small, attending conventions and competitions is a chance for students to explore beyond the walls … Continue reading

Be Our Guest

October 1, 2014 by

You’ve invited a celebrity choreographer to your studio to create a number for your senior dancers. Now what?
Megan Lawson is on a mission: finish choreographing the senior piece for Dance Impressions studio in just three days. Typically, she … Continue reading