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Megan Williams Teaches Modern Under-Curves

September 2, 2014 by

Megan Williams is a former Mark Morris Dance Group member and is on faculty at Purchase College, State University of New York’s Conservatory of Dance. Here, she teaches modern under-curves with emphasis on the importance … Continue reading

Make ’Em Laugh

September 1, 2014 by

Six tips for incorporating comedy into your choreography
I created the piece Melt about the art of seduction—gone wrong. During its staging at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, dancers in all-black pantomimed mundane household tasks, like drinking tea … Continue reading

Kid-Friendly Modern Classes

April 1, 2014 by

Creative movement’s natural next step

Parents enter their children in dance class with visions of pink ballet slippers or cool tap shoes. But bare feet? Modern dance? Not necessarily the dream they had in mind. Young … Continue reading

Jacqulyn Buglisi

January 1, 2014 by

How I teach Graham

Jacqulyn Buglisi has a flair for drama. To encourage the students in her intermediate and advanced Graham classes at The Ailey School to open their sternums in a high release, she tells … Continue reading

10 Minutes to Impress

January 1, 2014 by

Help your students make the most of their summer intensive audition videos.

A summer intensive director sits bleary-eyed in front of a monitor for the fourth hour straight, viewing videos of one eager applicant after … Continue reading

Guiding Serious Play

December 3, 2013 by

Six strategies for teaching improvisation

Our first improvised dances didn’t happen in a studio, but during playtime, when we twirled around the living room or outside in the grass. “Long before any of us ever took … Continue reading