How to Nail Your College Dance Audition

September 1, 2015 by

Just what, exactly, IS the faculty looking for?
Serious high school dancers are all too familiar with the drive to nail that extra pirouette, to thwack their legs just a little bit higher. But when it’s … Continue reading

Technology: StageWrite app

September 1, 2015 by

Staging app for iPad;
$199 in the iTunes store
Plugging new students into set roles in large-scale, annual productions (like The Nutcracker) can be tedious. The StageWrite app—popular with Broadway directors and choreographers, like Susan Stroman and … Continue reading

Recommended: Tallulah’s Tap Shoes

September 1, 2015 by

Written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Clarion Books; 48 pages; $16.99
Even those unfamiliar with the Tallulah series (Tallulah’s Tutu, Tallulah’s Nutcracker) will identify with the plucky, ballet-loving protagonist. At summer camp, Tallulah takes … Continue reading

Perfecting Pantomime

September 1, 2015 by

Help students find the right approach to storytelling.
Since the 18th century, choreographers have used pantomime to help tell stories. Ballets like Giselle, La Sylphide and The Sleeping Beauty have iconic pantomime scenes, where rather than … Continue reading

Final Pose

September 1, 2015 by

A+ Applications

August 1, 2015 by

Channel your inner college admissions counselor to help your students impress the academic panel and the dance faculty.
No one knows a student’s potential better than the teacher who works with her every day at the … Continue reading