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.
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 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 are the founders of the dance empire Baila Society. In this video, they explain the contra-body motion for the salsa basic.
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 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