Getting Dance Down to a Science

October 1, 2015 by

A dance science degree prepares students for advanced study in dance medicine.
When Andrea Alvarez graduated from high school, it seemed impossible for her to choose a college major. She’d grown up a ballet dancer but … Continue reading

Bringing the Past to Life

October 1, 2015 by

Movement-based dance history activities for young students
While working with students to reconstruct scenes from Dido and Aeneas, the tragic opera based on Virgil’s Aeneid, Catherine Turocy recalls a moment when a collective gasp filled the … Continue reading

Fred Astaire 1899–1987

October 1, 2015 by

The king of movie musicals
Fred Astaire was one of the most famous movie-musical dance stars of the 20th century. His remarkable ease of movement, innovative filming techniques and legendary partnership with Ginger Rogers had … Continue reading

Technology: Trello

October 1, 2015 by

Project management tool; free for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Kindle Fire and Windows 8
Tired of dealing with the disorganization that comes with lengthy e-mail threads and ubiquitous sticky notes? Trello is a project management tool … Continue reading

Recommended: TuTu Thin: A Guide to Dancing Without an Eating Disorder

October 1, 2015 by

by Dawn Smith-Theodore
TuTu Publications; 177 pages; $14.95
Author Dawn Smith-Theodore, a certified eating disorder specialist, handles the topic of dancers and eating disorders with sensitivity. She’s a former dancer who struggled with her own eating disorder … Continue reading

Dancing Along the Tracks

September 1, 2015 by

Site-specific Trolley Dances discovers new communities and audiences.
Free from the confines of a concert stage, Trolley Dances brings dance to unexpected places: swimming pools and grocery aisles, parking lots and historic parks, even the Mexican … Continue reading