Teaching

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

Problem Solved: Beating Choreographer’s Block

February 8, 2009 by

Your spring show is three months away, Regionals are around the corner, and you have dozens of numbers to choreograph. But you’re stuck. If this sounds familiar, don’t worry—you are not alone. Some of today’s … Continue reading

Smooth Sounds

February 8, 2009 by

When it comes to choosing songs for competition and recital numbers, think of a piece of recorded music as a starting point rather than a finished product. Thanks to music-editing technology, different songs can be … Continue reading

Sir Frederick Ashton

February 2, 2009 by

One of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, Sir Frederick Ashton (1904–1988) was the driving force behind what became known as the English style of classical ballet. He worked extensively with The Royal Ballet, … Continue reading

The Big Picture Man

February 1, 2009 by

Long before “vision boards” were made popular by the best-selling book The Secret, Tyce Diorio was designing his destiny. “As a teen, I used to take pictures of Michael Jackson and the cast of Jerome … Continue reading

Face to Face: Wilhelm Burmann

February 1, 2009 by

One of today’s leading ballet masters, German-born Wilhelm Burmann exerts a magnetic attraction on the professional students he teaches five days a week at Steps on Broadway in New York City. “Taking Willie’s class” has … Continue reading