Top competition judges tell DT what they love to see in competition—and what studios should avoid.
-Pick appropriate music.“Music should be something a dancer relates to. Seeing an 11-year-old emote to a song about reflection upon … Continue reading
Even Balanchine had a few false starts before he launched New York City Ballet. Advance planning and a thoughtful approach can give you the necessary boost to help survive the difficult first years. In this … Continue reading
After two decades of preparing young dancers for professional careers, Hannah Raiken-Schulman was ready to challenge herself with something new. She didn’t want to give up teaching dance. That, she loved. But after a long … Continue reading
You know in your mind’s eye exactly what you want your recital to look like onstage. But when you get to the first tech rehearsal, you end up spending an hour trying to find the … Continue reading
What is age-appropriate and what is not? In many cases, children under 14 are given choreography, music and costuming that may be acceptable for an 18-year-old, but are too suggestive for younger teens.
There is a … Continue reading