Teaching

Music for Class: Mike Minery

May 1, 2013 by

Music for rhythm tap

When Mike Minery’s students enter Wednesday tap class at For Dancers Only in Little Falls, New Jersey, they already know what technique drills are coming. “Soon after I first started teaching, I … Continue reading

Building Body and Brain

May 1, 2013 by

Tips for teaching dance to 3- to 6-year-olds
Creative dance means creative teaching, too. Though leading a class of 3-year-olds may sound like fun and games to the uninitiated, there’s a serious side to early childhood … Continue reading

Face to Face: Cat Deeley

May 1, 2013 by

A conversation with the host of “So You Think You Can Dance”
“So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley sees the show’s every success and glitch. She has an exclusive view of the performers, … Continue reading

Wake Your Brain and Your Body!: Creative Movement and Dance Activities for Children

May 1, 2013 by

Wake Your Brain and Your Body!: Creative Movement and Dance Activities for Children
Audio CD and
companion booklet
by Kristen Bissinger
36 tracks, 72 minutes; 32 pages
A useful tool for any creative-dance teacher, Wake Your Brain and Your Body!: … Continue reading

Francia Russell

April 5, 2013 by

Teaching Balanchine to a new generation
Like many who stage the work of George Balanchine, Francia Russell danced for him while at New York City Ballet (1956–1961). Unlike her fellow répétiteurs, she began teaching the work … Continue reading

Better Nate Than Ever

April 5, 2013 by

By Tim Federle
Simon & Schuster, 2013
275 pages, $16.99
“Macaroni and cheese is still my favorite food—how would I know who I want to hook up with?” That’s Nate Foster, the 13-year-old protagonist of Tim Federle’s young … Continue reading