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Janet Panetta Teaches Développé à la Seconde

January 3, 2017 by

Janet Panetta teaches the ballet staple développé à la seconde with an emphasis on functional alignment. To help students find the correct placement of their hips—even, neither tilted nor tucked—she offers the chance within the … Continue reading

Janet Panetta: How I Teach Ballet for Contemporary Dancers

January 1, 2017 by

By Rachel Caldwell

Gus Solomons jr Teaches a Plié Étude

November 30, 2016 by

Gus Solomons jr includes this exercise in his warm-up, following an initial 10 minutes of floor work. The combination’s constant plié-and-rise dynamic is designed to help students find the ease and weight of the pelvis. … Continue reading

Gus Solomons jr: How I Teach Cunningham

November 30, 2016 by

By Rachel Rizzuto

Nijawwon Matthews: How I Teach Contemporary Jazz

October 31, 2016 by

By Rachel Caldwell

Nijawwon Matthews Teaches a Spiral Layout

October 31, 2016 by

Nijawwon Matthews, 30, trained as a gymnast and in jiujitsu before beginning his dance training at age 16 in ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop at Absolute Dance in Auburn, New York. He has performed … Continue reading