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


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

Making Fundraising Fair

March 16, 2008 by

Karen White is a freelance journalist and longtime dance instructor in Taunton, MA.
When it comes to funny stories about fundraising, Glenna Wilson, the director of Dance Dreams Studio in Kannapolis, North Carolina, wins the gold. … Continue reading

Performance Planner: Viva Las Vegas!

March 15, 2008 by

Kristin Lewis is a writer in New York City.
Thinking of channeling the over-the-top glamour of Las Vegas for your next show? Here are ideas for six numbers that are sure to give you a full … Continue reading

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