Teaching

Study Science, Dance for Fun

December 1, 2014 by

Pursuing an academic degree doesn’t mean students have to leave dance behind.
Kellie Drexl approached the end of high school with trepidation. “I’d been training at a studio and competing for 10 years,” she says, “and … Continue reading

Put the Fun in Fundamentals

December 1, 2014 by

10 ways to keep students engaged at the barre
Barre is time for ballet students to develop strength, accurate placement and basic technical skills. But it can seem boring and tedious to young or teen dancers, … Continue reading

Hanya Holm

December 1, 2014 by

Bringing German modern dance to America
Hanya Holm was a catalyst in America’s early modern dance scene, first ushering in her teacher Mary Wigman’s German expressionistic dance and later bringing modern dance concepts to Broadway choreography. … Continue reading

SurveyMonkey

December 1, 2014 by

Online survey-generating software at surveymonkey.com
Free basic service; $26/month select service; $300/year gold service; $780/year platinum service; free app on iTunes

With SurveyMonkey, you can build questionnaires that will help you better satisfy your customers. Use it … Continue reading

Martha Chapman Teaches Ballet for Every Body

December 1, 2014 by

Martha Chapman, a former dancer with the New York City Opera Ballet, understands the importance of proper alignment for each individual’s body. In her Advanced Beginner Ballet class at Steps on Broadway, she emphasizes making … Continue reading

Recommended: Through the Eyes of a Dancer: Selected Writings

December 1, 2014 by

By Wendy Perron
Wesleyan University Press; 362 pages; $29.95
Wendy Perron’s eclectic collection of dance writing—essays, articles, reviews, blog posts and interviews—covers the last 50 years of dance in New York City from an insider’s point of … Continue reading