Calm, Cool, & Carefree

October 15, 2008 by

Although the weather is cooling down, the rapidly approaching competition season may be bringing your stress level to the boiling point. Stress can take a toll on your physical, mental and emotional health, and make … Continue reading

Training Future Stars

October 1, 2008 by

About 80 miles north of Manhattan, in the quaint New England town of New Milford, Connecticut, you can find the buzz of Broadway. Under the direction of husband-and-wife team Scott Wise and Elizabeth Parkinson, both … Continue reading

Irmgard Bartenieff

September 15, 2008 by

In 1974, after moving from Brazil to New York City to work as a ballet dancer, I entered Irmgard Bartenieff’s  Laban Movement Studies Program looking for innovative ways to approach choreography. I studied and worked … Continue reading

Gyrotonic Trainer

September 15, 2008 by

Alessandra Corona never planned to teach. “It just happened,” she says. When Corona turned 15, her ballet instructor invited her to be an assistant teacher in her hometown of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy.  Two years … Continue reading

From the Mat to the Barre

September 13, 2008 by

When a hectic teaching schedule left Katie Teuchtler feeling drained, the assistant dance professor at Ohio Wesleyan University sought a way to recharge her batteries. “I was working nonstop and really needed something to restore … Continue reading

The “It” Factor

September 13, 2008 by

For dance teachers preparing students for competition, all kinds of factors come into play when shaping the total performance package—from flawless technique to eye-catching choreography. Yet even with all the right puzzle pieces, a performance … Continue reading