Teaching

Positive Reflections

March 15, 2008 by

NYC-based freelance writer Tatiana Munoz holds an MA in journalism from Syracuse University.
 
There’s no question about it: The media is saturated with images of the underweight, malnourished and downright frail. You can’t walk by a … Continue reading

Injury Intervention

March 15, 2008 by

Gigi Berardi is an assistant editor of the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. Parts of this article have been adapted from her recent book, Finding Balance: Fitness, Training, and Health for a Lifetime in … Continue reading

The Journey WIthin

March 15, 2008 by

On an unusually warm day in January, Irene Dowd, a full-time faculty member and the resident anatomy expert at The Juilliard School, was busy discussing the finer points of alignment with two students taking part … Continue reading

Face to Face: Jock Soto

March 1, 2008 by

Sooner or later, all dancers face the inevitable: the end of their performing careers and the gnawing, terrifying question of, “What’s next?” Rarely has the anguish and soul-searching occasioned by this seminal transition in a … Continue reading

Identity Crisis

February 1, 2008 by

 
Dance teacher Freddie-Lee Heath was disturbed by something he saw at a recent physical education conference. At the start of one of the sessions, a PE teacher led a warmup—it was, the teacher explained, a … Continue reading

Making the Most of Barre Work

February 1, 2008 by

Do your dancers look slow and heavy when they cross the floor with pas de bourrées? Do you wish they could dance more quickly and gracefully? Would you like them to step out and move … Continue reading