Teaching

Just Dance

October 1, 2013 by

Sheryl Murakami’s bold moves
Inside Hollywood’s EDGE Performing Arts Center, five industrial spotlights illuminate a dim room, making it seem more like a stage than a sweaty studio. At various points during the lively jazz funk … Continue reading

A Collegiate Affair

August 30, 2013 by

Taking students to a college dance fair can help them make connections and decide where to apply.
The questions seem endless for dancers applying to college. On top of worries like class size, location and … Continue reading

Playing Catch-Up

August 30, 2013 by

Addressing the needs of late-starters
Jenna Savella, a second soloist with The National Ballet of Canada, didn’t get serious about ballet until she was 15. When she auditioned for Canada’s National Ballet School, she was placed … Continue reading

History Lesson Plan: Jack Cole

August 30, 2013 by

The father of theatrical jazz dance

Theatrical jazz dance innovator Jack Cole (1911­–1974) forever changed the face of theater dance by mixing ethnic movement with jazz—what he dubbed “urban folk dance.” Culling movement from the dance … Continue reading

Music for Class: Alex Ketley

August 30, 2013 by

Music for contemporary dance and improvisation

Even during his studies at the prestigious School of American Ballet, Alex Ketley knew his ultimate goal was to become a choreographer. So after just four years of dancing with … Continue reading

Forging Ahead

August 30, 2013 by

A professional dancer brings West Virginia its very first dance major.

Yoav Kaddar is practically a one-man department machine.As director of the dance program at West Virginia University, with only one other recently hired faculty member … Continue reading