3 ways to make a boy feel comfortable onstage—when he’s surrounded by girls
Adam Holms, co-founder and artistic director of the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet in Connecticut, was once the only boy at a dance … Continue reading
Help students find the right approach to storytelling.
Since the 18th century, choreographers have used pantomime to help tell stories. Ballets like Giselle, La Sylphide and The Sleeping Beauty have iconic pantomime scenes, where rather than … Continue reading
What one teacher learned after five years in public schools
Kat Richter is founder and artistic director of The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, an all-female rhythm tap company based in Philadelphia. As an experienced teaching artist, … Continue reading
Help students find balance on relevé.
It’s easy to spot a dancer struggling to balance on relevé: Her ankles wobble, her torso shifts and she can’t hold her body in a steady position. But it’s not … Continue reading
Help students overcome anxieties and remember why they dance. (Because it’s fun!)
At The Dance Zone in Henderson, Nevada, a young dancer rehearses her jazz routine for the team’s weekend competition. At 9 years … Continue reading