Second Chance

February 1, 2014 by

How to help your student plan—and pick up the pieces—after a college admission rejection

It’s a high school senior’s worst nightmare. Sarah Lustbader, now a dancer with Catherine Cabeen – Hyphen and CabinFever, was rejected by … Continue reading

Melinda Sullivan

January 1, 2014 by

Music for tap

When tap dancer and “So You Think You Can Dance” finalist Melinda Sullivan walked away with the 2012 Capezio A.C.E. Award, she initially felt intimidated by the prize—she would be crafting her first … Continue reading

Leah Cox

January 1, 2014 by

From performer to educator
Former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company member Leah Cox knew it was time to make the transition from performer to educator when she started feeling selfish. “I felt I’d spent enough … 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

Help for the College-Bound

January 1, 2014 by

Let college-hosted summer intensives pave the way.
High school students looking to dance in college often can’t turn to the usual sources for savvy college admissions advice. Their guidance counselor is unlikely to have specialized exposure … Continue reading

Express Yourself

January 1, 2014 by

Teaching artists help children speak English through dance.
Jennifer Golonka demonstrates a passé skip with a high shape and then points to the words on a chart. Her students read and pronounce the terminology with her … Continue reading