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

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