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Recommended: Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

July 1, 2015 by

By Constance Valis Hill; paperback; 441 pages; $29.95
In this comprehensive history of tap dance, author Constance Valis Hill leaves no stone unturned, beginning with tap’s Afro-Irish origins in the mid-17th century and cycling through to … Continue reading

Boys Only

July 1, 2015 by

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance focuses on developing male dancers.

In the Irish dance world, as in the larger dance world, women tend to outnumber men. But with the Men of Trinity program, Trinity Academy … Continue reading

Final Pose

June 30, 2015 by

Dancer, Heal Thyself—and Others, Too

June 1, 2015 by

What it takes to become a dance therapist
Rebecca Conners was baking her bare feet in the California sun and listening to postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin speak when she had a transformative experience. “The body … Continue reading

Modern Summer

June 1, 2015 by

American Dance Festival honors three educators, including Zvi Gotheiner.
He always seems to be in a good mood and takes the time to learn people’s names, says Rachel Straus, a dance history lecturer at The Juilliard … Continue reading

Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat Teach Salsa Contra-Body Motion

June 1, 2015 by

 
Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat are the founders of the dance empire Baila Society. In this video, they explain the contra-body motion for the salsa basic.