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

Making the Cut

January 15, 2008 by

More often than not, the number of applications that college and university dance programs receive exceeds the available slots, so departments must narrow the field of candidates through auditions. The challenge is to craft a … Continue reading