Teaching

Dancing Along the Tracks

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Site-specific Trolley Dances discovers new communities and audiences.
Free from the confines of a concert stage, Trolley Dances brings dance to unexpected places: swimming pools and grocery aisles, parking lots and historic parks, even the Mexican … Continue reading

Margaret H’Doubler 1889–1982

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The architect of dance in higher education
Though Margaret H’Doubler was not a dancer—she took only a handful of classes in her lifetime—she is considered the founder of dance in American higher education. At a time … Continue reading

Ashley Tuttle Teaches Brisé

September 1, 2015 by

Ashley Tuttle was only 16 when she joined American Ballet Theatre at the invitation of Mikhail Baryshnikov. She danced with ABT for 17 seasons and made the rank of principal. In addition, she was a … Continue reading

How to Nail Your College Dance Audition

September 1, 2015 by

Just what, exactly, IS the faculty looking for?
Serious high school dancers are all too familiar with the drive to nail that extra pirouette, to thwack their legs just a little bit higher. But when it’s … Continue reading

Technology: StageWrite app

September 1, 2015 by

Staging app for iPad;
$199 in the iTunes store
Plugging new students into set roles in large-scale, annual productions (like The Nutcracker) can be tedious. The StageWrite app—popular with Broadway directors and choreographers, like Susan Stroman and … Continue reading

Recommended: Tallulah’s Tap Shoes

September 1, 2015 by

Written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Clarion Books; 48 pages; $16.99
Even those unfamiliar with the Tallulah series (Tallulah’s Tutu, Tallulah’s Nutcracker) will identify with the plucky, ballet-loving protagonist. At summer camp, Tallulah takes … Continue reading