Eight dancers talk about how they teach contemporary dance—and why.
Whether you work in concert dance or in the commercial world, the question of the moment seems to be, “What is contemporary?” The answer is as … Continue reading
How I teach breaking
It’s not often that a b-girl breaks down a move using Graham technique vocabulary, or describes another position as being similar to a grand plié. But Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie, who teaches at … Continue reading
A high school and university dance program collaborate in Washington, DC.
Preparing high school seniors for college-level dance is never easy. Most students are unfamiliar with the options available, and preparing for auditions and more advanced … Continue reading
A conversation with Mary Murphy
It’s hard to imagine “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Mary Murphy anywhere else but on TV. Her ear-piercing enthusiasm for the performances that send the most talented dancers on … Continue reading
Chebar Williams’ ballet class sets up competition students for success.
After Chebar Williams tore a ligament in her ankle while dancing with the Joffrey Ballet, she made a humble move. She had already reached professional status … Continue reading