In the Magazine

Brooke Lipton

October 1, 2014 by

Music for lyrical 

For many dancers, conventions are places to see and be seen. Aspiring pros press to the front of the crowd in hotel ballrooms, hoping to get noticed, or even hired, by their favorite … Continue reading

A Conversation with Jodi Melnick

October 1, 2014 by

Jodi Melnick has trouble sitting still. At the end of this interview, she confessed that she’d been moving around in the studio while talking. “I’m holding the phone and sort of moving to find the … Continue reading

“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Sensei Ogui (via Cindy Clough, Just For Kix, at the Dance Teacher Summit)

October 1, 2014 by
“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” —Sensei Ogui (via Cindy Clough, Just For Kix, at the <em>Dance Teacher</em> Summit)

It’s always fun to work on the Competition and Convention issue because it happens right after Nationals and our Dance Teacher Summit. In the past month we’ve seen the top competition studios perform, and the … Continue reading

Paul Vasterling

September 1, 2014 by

Music for ballet 

When one is based in the heart of “music city,” it’s only natural to take advantage of the vibrant music scene. As artistic director of Nashville Ballet, Paul Vasterling has a reputation for … Continue reading

Andrea Miller

September 1, 2014 by

Onward and upward
Andrea Miller—of the Juilliard pedigree, prestigious commissions and wildly inventive choreography—isn’t one to back down from a challenge. Next month, her company, Gallim Dance (Hebrew for “waves”), will premiere an immersive installation piece … Continue reading

East Coast, West Coast

September 1, 2014 by
East Coast, West Coast

New York City has long been considered the dance capital of the world, but this year there’s been enough West Coast activity to get the attention of even die-hard New Yorkers. First we heard that … Continue reading