Anna Sokolow

January 15, 2009 by

Anna Sokolow (1910–2000) was a woman of integrity. Possessed of deep convictions and a fierce commitment to social justice, she wasn’t one to do something just because it was popular. A dancer, choreographer and teacher … Continue reading

A Bronx Tale

January 15, 2009 by

When public schools feel the crunch of dwindling budgets and the rigorous demands of No Child Left Behind, arts education is often the first to go. Mandated to raise test scores in reading and math, … Continue reading

The Pioneers

January 1, 2009 by

On a windy fall morning in a studio at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York City, Raymond Lukens is gleefully leading a class through barre exercises. The students, who range in … Continue reading

Resources: Book Report

January 1, 2009 by


Balanchine The Teacher: Fundamentals That Shaped the First Generation of New York City Ballet Dancers
by Barbara Walczak and 
Una Kai
University Press of Florida

In a nutshell: An in-depth manual that sheds light on the teaching methods of … Continue reading

Performance Planner: The Best of Both Worlds

January 1, 2009 by

Jina Yelton Motts, owner and director of Motion Dance Studio, needed a recital theme that would work for her students from not one, but two locations, in Cornelius and Concord, North Carolina. She found a … Continue reading

Dance Teachers Plus

January 1, 2009 by

Like Clark Kent, Alex Bloomstein leads a double life. Every morning at 7:30, he drives from his home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to his law office in Hillsdale, New York, and works until mid-afternoon. Then … Continue reading