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Wes Veldink Teaches Contemporary

October 1, 2015 by

Wes Veldink teaches contemporary classes focused on specificity at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Here, he explains a hinge and roll combination on the floor, using core strength rather than hands.

Bringing the Past to Life

October 1, 2015 by

Movement-based dance history activities for young students
While working with students to reconstruct scenes from Dido and Aeneas, the tragic opera based on Virgil’s Aeneid, Catherine Turocy recalls a moment when a collective gasp filled the … Continue reading

Ashley Tuttle Teaches Brisé

September 1, 2015 by

Ashley Tuttle was only 16 when she joined American Ballet Theatre at the invitation of Mikhail Baryshnikov. She danced with ABT for 17 seasons and made the rank of principal. In addition, she was a … Continue reading

Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat Teach Salsa Contra-Body Motion

June 1, 2015 by

Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat are the founders of the dance empire Baila Society. In this video, they explain the contra-body motion for the salsa basic.

Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat

June 1, 2015 by

How We Teach Salsa
In a mixed-level class at Peridance Capezio Center, Ahtoy WonPat-Borja gets her beginner salsa dancers moving with a marching rhythm as she counts, “One, two three,” pause, “Five, six, seven,” pause. In … Continue reading

Alberto Del Saz Teaches a Nikolais/Louis Standing Series

May 1, 2015 by

Alberto Del Saz was a member of the Nikolais/Louis company until it closed in 1999. Now, he co-directs the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance and collaborates with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. He’s also a professor of … Continue reading