Teaching

Technology: secure.me

August 1, 2014 by

Personal security app for Facebook; free
The ubiquity of social media can occasionally result in unwanted attention, and as a studio owner or teacher, it’s in your best interests to keep your Facebook profile—or your studio’s … Continue reading

Recommended: Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater

August 1, 2014 by

By Eddie Shapiro
Oxford University Press; 384 pages; $39.95
Life on the Broadway stage, from an audience’s perspective, looks glamorous and exciting. But what about the stuff that goes on behind the scenes—the out-of-town tryouts that fizzle, … Continue reading

Detroit Arts Revival

August 1, 2014 by

A new dance festival unifies the city’s growing arts scene.   

Two years ago, finances required Joori Jung to choose between moving back to her native South Korea or someplace in the U.S. other than Manhattan. When … Continue reading

Get Your Cha-Chas Out

July 1, 2014 by

Collegiate dancesport teams give nondance majors a chance to show their stuff.

It’s a chilly March night, but there’s plenty of sweat inside Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium. As music blares overhead, scores of college students—proudly … Continue reading

Developing a Good Eye

July 1, 2014 by

The Harkness Dance Festival models a program for teachers to help students observe and talk about performance.
Ask middle school students their thoughts about a modern dance performance and watch how quickly the battle of “I loved … Continue reading

Ladies and Gentleman

July 1, 2014 by

Tips for teaching a lone boy in a class full of girls
Thirteen-year-old Asher Noel stands at the barre, the only boy in his class at the Gus Giordano Dance School in Chicago. Ballet teacher Fury … Continue reading