Teaching

Performance Planner: Over the Rainbow

March 13, 2009 by

Each year, Melissa Dobbs, director of the Metropolitan Fine Arts Center in Northern Virginia, a noncompetitive performing arts studio that serves 900 students in two locations, collaborates with fellow teachers and choreographers to use a … Continue reading

Music Picks: Physical Funk

March 13, 2009 by

After choreographing for movies like You Got Served, Stomp the Yard and Step Up 2: The Streets, as well as for TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” Dave Scott is no small presence in … Continue reading

Music for Class: Modern Beats

March 9, 2009 by

As founder and artistic director of Jennifer Muller/The Works, Jennifer Muller has been a force in modern dance for 40 years. At age 15, she was already dancing professionally with one of her mentors, Pearl … Continue reading

Allergy Action Plan

March 8, 2009 by

From peanuts to wheat, food allergies seem more common than ever. Luckily, with awareness and planning they can be managed with ease. If dancers on your competition team have dietary restrictions, they’re likely used to … Continue reading

Safe Stretching

March 8, 2009 by

Five ways to help students properly increase their flexibility
Stretching is an essential part of any dance class, but how do you know if your instruction is correct? “I absolutely recommend that my students stretch both … Continue reading

Phenomenal Women

March 1, 2009 by

When a 2005 student survey revealed negative feelings about life on campus, the University of California, San Diego, turned to nine women from Brooklyn to help turn things around.
The university teamed up with Urban Bush … Continue reading