Farewell Hope Stone Studio

September 1, 2014 by

Houston loses its dance hub.
The drums pounded while dancers scurried across the floor for the last time in Jane Weiner’s joyous final modern class at Hope Stone Studio, the Houston hub for adults and children … Continue reading

Technology: YouTube Capture

September 1, 2014 by

Video-editing app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; free on iTunes
Figuring out how to best use rehearsal video footage can be frustrating. The uploading process is tedious, editing can be complicated and sending files from … Continue reading

Recommended: Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artist, 2nd Edition

September 1, 2014 by

By Helene Scheff, Marty Sprague and Susan McGreevy-Nichols
Human Kinetics; 240 pages; $45
Dance scholars Helene Scheff, Marty Sprague and National Dance Education Organization director Susan McGreevy-Nichols have published a second edition of their Experiencing Dance: From … Continue reading

Technology: secure.me

August 1, 2014 by

Personal security app for Facebook; free
The ubiquity of social media can occasionally result in unwanted attention, and as a studio owner or teacher, it’s in your best interests to keep your Facebook profile—or your studio’s … Continue reading

Recommended: Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater

August 1, 2014 by

By Eddie Shapiro
Oxford University Press; 384 pages; $39.95
Life on the Broadway stage, from an audience’s perspective, looks glamorous and exciting. But what about the stuff that goes on behind the scenes—the out-of-town tryouts that fizzle, … Continue reading

Detroit Arts Revival

August 1, 2014 by

A new dance festival unifies the city’s growing arts scene.   

Two years ago, finances required Joori Jung to choose between moving back to her native South Korea or someplace in the U.S. other than Manhattan. When … Continue reading