Teaching

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

Martha Hill

July 1, 2014 by

The champion of dance in higher education

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dance educator Martha Hill had to constantly fight battles within the realm of higher education. After founding dance degree programs at New York University, Bennington College and Juilliard, she … Continue reading

Recommended: Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

July 1, 2014 by

Edited by Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver
University Press of Florida; 310 pages; $34.95
The idea for this book—a collection of essays by jazz practitioners and scholars on the past and present of jazz dance—first took root … Continue reading