Teaching

In the Swing

November 1, 2008 by

For Joshua Bergasse, who teaches theater dance at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, jump sequences are the highlight of any routine. That much was evident in a recent class—from the way his smile … Continue reading

Music for Class: What’s on Luam’s Playlist?

October 27, 2008 by

In 2002, Luam left behind a technology career to pursue dance and choreography full-time. The decision paid off: Now in high demand as a choreographer and dancer, Luam has worked with top recording artists such … Continue reading

Talent Search

October 16, 2008 by

As a child, former New York City Ballet principal Jacques d’Amboise was an unruly street kid with a hyperactive streak, but his sister’s ballet teacher recognized a natural mover and cajoled him into her classes. … Continue reading

The Cream of the Crop

October 15, 2008 by
The Cream of the Crop

Some might call it a high-class problem, but how do you make your best students, well, even better? As dancers approach their technical peak, teachers are tasked with finding new ways to challenge and empower … Continue reading

Nutcracker Nouveau

October 15, 2008 by

Your students’ summer recital routines are a distant memory and it’s time to confront that sugary sweet fairy-tale ballet that dominates the stage every holiday season. That’s right, it’s Nutcracker season!
If you’re not sure you … Continue reading

Jerome Robbins

October 15, 2008 by

Jerome Robbins (1918–1998) was born Jerome Wilson Rabinowitz on October 11, 1918, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the son of Polish-Russian immigrants. Long considered “the golden boy” of dance, he lived a life … Continue reading