Teaching

Megan Williams Teaches Modern Under-Curves

September 2, 2014 by

Megan Williams is a former Mark Morris Dance Group member and is on faculty at Purchase College, State University of New York’s Conservatory of Dance. Here, she teaches modern under-curves with emphasis on the importance … Continue reading

Early Exit

September 1, 2014 by

Should your students consider a three-year college plan? 
After high school, Melissa Meng’s parents and teachers encouraged her to pursue a college degree, but the aspiring ballerina wasn’t convinced that giving up four of her precious … Continue reading

Make ’Em Laugh

September 1, 2014 by

Six tips for incorporating comedy into your choreography
I created the piece Melt about the art of seduction—gone wrong. During its staging at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, dancers in all-black pantomimed mundane household tasks, like drinking tea … Continue reading

Agnes de Mille

September 1, 2014 by

Bringing emotionally driven dance to Broadway and American themes to ballet 
Famous for choreographing Oklahoma!, Carousel and Brigadoon, Agnes de Mille forever changed the face of Broadway dance. She was the first to create movement that … Continue reading

Farewell Hope Stone Studio

September 1, 2014 by

Houston loses its dance hub.
The drums pounded while dancers scurried across the floor for the last time in Jane Weiner’s joyous final modern class at Hope Stone Studio, the Houston hub for adults and children … Continue reading

Technology: YouTube Capture

September 1, 2014 by

Video-editing app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; free on iTunes
Figuring out how to best use rehearsal video footage can be frustrating. The uploading process is tedious, editing can be complicated and sending files from … Continue reading