Teaching

Keeping the Past Alive

January 30, 2015 by

Preserving ancient Sri Lankan dance in a traditional Western studio
Young dancers file into the CityDance studio in Bethesda, Maryland, and raise their palms to their foreheads, lower them to their chests, gesture out to their … Continue reading

3 Reasons to Go for a Dance Education Degree

January 30, 2015 by

With 4 tips on how to choose a program
“I always knew I wanted to teach dance,” says Tawny Garcia, who studied dance as part of her high school’s program. Though she was sure she wanted … Continue reading

Nancy Bielski Teaches Grand Rond de Jambe

January 2, 2015 by

Nancy Bielski’s advanced intermediate professional class at Steps on Broadway is a favorite for many professional dancers. She even teaches company class at ABT on Saturdays. Here, she offers advice on mastering the tricky grand … Continue reading

Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno

December 29, 2014 by

The creators of butoh
Butoh, or the “dance of utter darkness,” was created in the 1950s by Japanese artists Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno. Marked by white body makeup, shaved heads, distorted body shapes and taboo … Continue reading

Technology: GoPro Camera

December 29, 2014 by

Starting at $129.99
Have rehearsal videos totally taken over your smartphone? Free up phone space by making a GoPro your designated studio camera to record high-quality clips of rehearsal and class. It’s a pricey option, but … Continue reading

Recommended: That’s Entertainment! Trilogy Gift Set on Blu-ray

December 29, 2014 by

Warner Home Video; three discs; $32.49
Available for digital download via WBULTRA; $9.99 each

In 1974, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. celebrated its 50th birthday with the release of That’s Entertainment!, a compilation of MGM’s best musical numbers—hosted by … Continue reading