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

Making Connections

December 16, 2008 by

Rebecca McGregor’s high school guidance counselor told her she’d never make a living teaching dance in the K–12 sector. At the time, there were only three full-time high school dance teachers in all of Vermont, … Continue reading

How-To: Above and Beyond

December 13, 2008 by

These days, giving students a thorough and balanced dance education often means going beyond your regular curriculum. Since dancers are expected to be versatile, intelligent and savvy, it pays to go that extra mile with … Continue reading

Stepping Stone

December 13, 2008 by

When dancing high school seniors consider their postgraduation options, they often overlook community colleges. But the dance department at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, is one place where they can take their next steps … Continue reading