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Marie Taglioni

January 30, 2015 by

Marie Taglioni The first Romantic ballerina
 
Marie Taglioni ushered in a new era of ballet—what we now call the Romantic period—with her performance in La Sylphide. With pointe work that was revolutionary for her time, she … Continue reading

DanceMaster app for iPhone and iPad

January 30, 2015 by

Music player for rehearsal; $5.99 in the iTunes store
With the easy-to-use DanceMaster app, the days of mixing up and losing music cues are over. Each time you pause a piece of music, DanceMaster automatically returns … Continue reading

The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets of Disney in Your Company (Revised Edition)

January 30, 2015 by

By Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson
McGraw-Hill; 256 pages; $18.95
Everyone would agree that Walt Disney World runs like a well-oiled machine, but can the business strategies of a theme park and multimillion-dollar production company translate to … Continue reading

Keeping the Past Alive

January 30, 2015 by

Preserving ancient Sri Lankan dance in a traditional Western studio
Young dancers file into the CityDance studio in Bethesda, Maryland, and raise their palms to their foreheads, lower them to their chests, gesture out to their … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Go for a Dance Education Degree

January 30, 2015 by

With 4 tips on how to choose a program
“I always knew I wanted to teach dance,” says Tawny Garcia, who studied dance as part of her high school’s program. Though she was sure she wanted … Continue reading

Nancy Bielski Teaches Grand Rond de Jambe

January 2, 2015 by

Nancy Bielski’s advanced intermediate professional class at Steps on Broadway is a favorite for many professional dancers. She even teaches company class at ABT on Saturdays. Here, she offers advice on mastering the tricky grand … Continue reading