NDEO Takes Chicago

November 1, 2014 by

Collaboration is the name of the game at this year’s national conference.

This year at its annual conference held in Chicago, the National Dance Education Organization preaches collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
“The world of dance … Continue reading

Erick Hawkins

October 1, 2014 by

Martha Graham’s first male company member and the creator of the Hawkins technique
Erick Hawkins made modern dance history as the first male dancer accepted into Martha Graham’s company, but he also earned success as a choreographer and … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap

October 1, 2014 by

Helping students make the leap from studio to college dance
For many young dancers, leaving their home studio to enter a college dance program can come as a shock—like diving into a pool and forgetting how … Continue reading

Copying Choreography

October 1, 2014 by

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but where do you draw the line between inspiration and plagiarism?
“Ideas always come from someplace else,” says Shely Pack-Manning, national president of Dance Masters of America and … Continue reading

Technology: PairShare

October 1, 2014 by

Music streaming and sharing app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; $0.99 on iTunes
Squeezing in a last-minute, pre-performance rehearsal can be downright trying. Good thing there’s the PairShare app, the perfect tool for quickie backstage … Continue reading

Recommended: Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet and Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

October 1, 2014 by

by Jenifer Ringer 
Viking Press; $27.95; 275 pages

by Misty Copeland with Charisse Jones
Simon and Schuster, $24.99; 278 pages

The memoirs Dancing Through It and Life in Motion are the stories of two
ballerinas, each from a different New … Continue reading