Teaching

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

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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.

From Page to Stage

June 1, 2015 by

Mary Seidman brings Remy Charlip’s books and methods to life at Bank Street School for Children.
It’s a Monday morning in March at the Bank Street School for Children in New York City, and Mary Seidman’s … Continue reading

Grace Under Pressure

June 1, 2015 by

Help students overcome anxieties and remember why they dance. (Because it’s fun!)
At The Dance Zone in Henderson, Nevada, a young dancer rehearses her jazz routine for the team’s weekend competition. At 9 years … Continue reading

Josephine Baker 1906–1975

June 1, 2015 by

The Beyoncé of the Jazz Age

Josephine Baker was a comedic dancer, famous for her beauty and risqué performances. Despite racial prejudices of the 1920s, she transformed herself from small-town dance comedienne to international superstar.
Baker was … Continue reading