The 1980s left jazz dancers hungry for a new leader. Enter Frank Hatchett, whose dynamic approach brought street cred to classic jazz.
During a candid moment at last year’s Dance Teacher Summit, a class of teachers … Continue reading
A conversation with Ballet Tech’s Eliot Feld
One day while sitting on the number 3 train crowded with elementary school children, choreographer Eliot Feld felt a wave of inspiration. There were thousands of New York City … Continue reading
K–12 teachers go to the mat for proper floors.
Teaching dance in a K–12 setting often means holding classes in hallways or cafeterias, sharing space with other student groups or dealing with ceilings that are too … Continue reading
Protect yourself in acro class.
Early in her teaching career, Joanne Chapman struggled with regular neck pain and couldn’t figure out what was causing it. “I went to the chiropractor and he said, ‘You … Continue reading
The social conscience of the modern dance world
One of the first choreographers to have a racially integrated dance company, Lester Horton (1906–1953) developed a series of movement exercises that have now been codified as the … Continue reading