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

Guest Spot

February 15, 2009 by

One of the surest ways to liven up a lesson is to invite a guest or teaching artist to work with your students. “At the most rudimentary level, it’s exciting to bring someone from the … Continue reading

Crossing Cultures

February 13, 2009 by

“Study abroad.” The phrase immediately conjures up visions of Parisian cafés, tropical jungles, Tuscan hills and the African bush, all of which many students would jump at the chance to see while receiving college credit. If … Continue reading

Performance Planner: California Dreamin’

February 13, 2009 by

Far from the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Sue White, the director of Foot Notes Studio of Dance, Inc., in Exeter, New Hampshire, brought a bit of the Golden State to her hometown last June … Continue reading

Music for Dance Class: Emotional Flow

February 8, 2009 by

Cathy Roe has done it all in the dance world. Her experience as a university dance program director, TV choreographer, studio owner, master teacher and choreographer are all part of what makes her an in-demand … Continue reading