Teaching

Winning Attitudes

December 2, 2007 by

Best-selling author Greg Anderson once famously said, “Focus on the journey, not the destination.” In an ideal world, dancers would always apply this mantra in the competition setting, putting less focus on the outcome and … Continue reading

Feature: An Extraordinary Gentleman

November 7, 2007 by

Walk into John Meehan’s office at American Ballet Theatre and you get the sense that he is constantly multitasking. There are two desks, two phones and two TV carts with two sets of stereo equipment. … Continue reading

7 Tips on Guest-Teaching

November 3, 2007 by

In the current issue, “Prof Swap” (page 157) explores the benefits of higher-ed faculty guest-teaching on other campuses. Here, writer Sharon Garber, an associate professor of dance at Western Michigan University, provides some tips for … Continue reading

Enhance Your Tutu Expertise

November 1, 2007 by

Nothing says “ballet” like a tutu. If you’re planning a big ballet number or production, there are many ways of getting the right tutus for your aesthetic and budget. You can work with a professional … Continue reading

Between the Steps

November 1, 2007 by

The ability to make every movement matter—even the linking steps—is what distinguishes great dancers from good ones. A transition is often as important as the technical execution of the movements it brings together. For instance, … Continue reading

In Good Shape

October 29, 2007 by

The formations your students assume onstage provide both a framework and a solid foundation on which to build a dazzling dance number. As a crucial tool for creating visual effects, formations can be one of … Continue reading