Teaching

Holiday Transition

December 1, 2014 by

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker takes a bow.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition in the Seattle area for more than 30 years. But this season is the last for the ballet, designed by … Continue reading

The Path of Least Resistance

November 1, 2014 by

Three professional dancers share how their degree paths affected their college experiences.
For those who want to pursue dance in college, it’s a common question: Which degree path is the right one? At first glance, the … Continue reading

Please Don’t Tap on the Glass

November 1, 2014 by

Studio directors share viewing policies that work.
 
Crafting a class observation policy that makes students, teachers and parents happy is no easy feat. After all, shows like “Dance Moms” make it seem normal for parents to … Continue reading

Louis Horst

November 1, 2014 by

Louis Horst The musician who molded modern dance

Though Louis Horst was a musician and never studied dance, his influence on dance is far-reaching. He pushed Martha Graham to create her own choreographic stamp, just as … Continue reading

Troy Powell Teaches an Elementary Balance from the Horton Technique

November 1, 2014 by

Troy Powell is the artistic director of Ailey II. He’s an Ailey prodigy, recruited to The Ailey School at age 9 as a scholarship student. After graduation from The High School of Performing Arts, he … Continue reading

Recommended: Rupert Can Dance

November 1, 2014 by

By Jules Feiffer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 32 pages; $17.95
Rupert the cat has a secret. When his owner Mandy goes to sleep, he slips on her dancing shoes and whirls around her bedroom, mimicking the … Continue reading