When Diane Jacobowitz launched a preprofessional New York City troupe called Kids Company, for ages 12 to 18, she invited choreographer Mark Morris to mount excerpts from his piece L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. … Continue reading
If your students are having trouble understanding the finer points of technique, perhaps it’s time to target their imaginations. Veteran teachers know that, in many cases, comparing a difficult movement concept with an everyday image … Continue reading
For dance teachers, the mirror is both a blessing and a curse. Although it can be a useful learning tool, the mirror can also hinder dancers who become dependent on using it, particularly when transitioning … Continue reading
Open with a number set to Van Morrison’s “Hey Mr. DJ.” Cast eight dancers as disc jockeys—each representing a station—and costume them in a way that embodies their respective styles of music. For example, … Continue reading
I’ve always had a deep appreciation for the role that dance has played in my life. Some of my happiest memories and most life-affirming experiences can be traced back to the years spent at my … Continue reading
Therapeutic Exercises Using Foam RollersTherapeutic Exercises Using Resistive Bandsby Caroline Corning Creager, PTExecutive Physical Therapy, Inc.In a nutshell: Two user-friendly manuals to share in class or use at home.
As much as dancers love to dance, … Continue reading