Teaching

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

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