Bringing men to the forefront of the Royal Danish Ballet
August Bournonville was a celebrated Danish dancer and choreographer who created the Bournonville method, a technique and training system still in use today by the Royal … Continue reading
Collegiate dancesport teams give nondance majors a chance to show their stuff.
It’s a chilly March night, but there’s plenty of sweat inside Columbia University’s Roone Arledge Auditorium. As music blares overhead, scores of college students—proudly … Continue reading
The Harkness Dance Festival models a program for teachers to help students observe and talk about performance.
Ask middle school students their thoughts about a modern dance performance and watch how quickly the battle of “I loved … Continue reading
Tips for teaching a lone boy in a class full of girls
Thirteen-year-old Asher Noel stands at the barre, the only boy in his class at the Gus Giordano Dance School in Chicago. Ballet teacher Fury … Continue reading
The champion of dance in higher education
Dance educator Martha Hill had to constantly fight battles within the realm of higher education. After founding dance degree programs at New York University, Bennington College and Juilliard, she … Continue reading
Edited by Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver
University Press of Florida; 310 pages; $34.95
The idea for this book—a collection of essays by jazz practitioners and scholars on the past and present of jazz dance—first took root … Continue reading