Teaching

Joyous Jumps

September 1, 2008 by

In flight, the most talented jumpers appear to be effortlessly suspended in mid-air. In actuality, every jump requires precision, technique and thought. Here, four experts weigh in on the essential building blocks of jumps and … Continue reading

The Modern Mode

September 1, 2008 by

Former Paul Taylor Dance Company member Heather Berest admits to having had an addiction to Graham technique in her youth. “I got hooked,” she says of the style she studied at New York City’s Martha … Continue reading

Music for Class: School Days

September 1, 2008 by

With all the buzz surrounding the release of Disney’s High School Musical 3 next month, it’s a great time to create your own high school–themed production.
While copyright laws make it difficult to adapt HSM for … Continue reading

Enter, Bebe Neuwirth

September 1, 2008 by

In a glass-walled room above New York’s 42nd Street, a group of dancers sit around a conference table, listening closely to Annette Lieberman explain why they need a financial plan. There are women in their … Continue reading

Finding the Artist Within

September 1, 2008 by

“Teenagers have something to say,” insists New York City dance teacher Alice Teirstein, “and they can say it through dance.” As the creator of the dance program at the progressive Ethical Culture Fieldston School in … Continue reading

Honor Roll

August 15, 2008 by

While there have long been academic honor societies to recognize students’ achievements in the classroom, only recently have dance educators found a way to formally acknowledge young dancers. Founded in 2005, The National Honor Society … Continue reading