Teaching

Leading a Double Life

March 1, 2015 by

Three graduates explain how double majoring shaped their careers.
When deciding what to major in, Breanna Gribble was determined to hang on to both her passions: dance and geology. As a double major at Southern Methodist … Continue reading

Heather Rigg Teaches a Calypso Leap

February 2, 2015 by

Heather Rigg is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, where she leads sassy commercial jazz classes. Her performance career includes the Britney Spears “Oops!…I Did It Again” tour and other major 90s acts like *NSYNC, … Continue reading

Say It, Don’t Plié It

January 30, 2015 by

Exercises to help dancers build verbal confidence
Michelle Chassé sees it often: expressive, energetic dancers whose personalities shrink as soon as they are asked to speak. “When I’m auditioning people, I can tell a lot about … Continue reading

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