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Dynamic Duo

June 1, 2008 by

Fiona Kirk is a freelance writer based in New York City.
 
For many ballroom fans, they are simply known as “Tony and Melanie.” From the very start of their award-winning 18-year competitive career, Tony Meredith and … Continue reading

Risky Business

May 15, 2008 by

Colleen Leonard is a freelance writer based in Rye Brook, NY.
 
Every year, competition teams face a difficult task: creating and performing numbers that have that extra something to wow the judges and propel them to … Continue reading

Feature: Passing the Torch

May 1, 2008 by

Jason Samuels Smith went from tap phenom to master teacher and ambassador for the art. DT caught up with the jet-setter to get his candid thoughts on his evolution—and where he’d like to see tap … Continue reading

In Good Company

April 16, 2008 by

Abigail Agresta-Stratton, BFA, MA, RDE, is the founder and director of West Islip High School Dance Company. A full-time dance educator at WIHS, she also designed and wrote its dance curriculum.  
 
Trying to form a … Continue reading

Face to Face: Carmen deLavallade

April 15, 2008 by

Valerie Gladstone, who has been writing about the arts for more than 20 years, is the co-author of Balanchine’s Mozartiana and A Young Ailey Dancer, with photographer Jose Ivey, which will be published in the … Continue reading

History Quiz: Robert Joffrey

April 12, 2008 by

Questions:

In what genre did Joffrey begin his dance training?
Which ballet marked Joffrey’s first performance on a professional stage?
With whom did Joffrey form an artistic and domestic partnership that continued throughout his life?
Where did Joffrey open … Continue reading