Staying Power

July 1, 2015 by

Help students find balance on relevé.
It’s easy to spot a dancer struggling to balance on relevé: Her ankles wobble, her torso shifts and she can’t hold her body in a steady position. But it’s not … Continue reading

Technology: KineScribe

July 1, 2015 by

LabanWriter app for iPad; free in the iTunes store
Are your college students having a hard time understanding Labanotation, the dance notation system? Now you can present Labanotation in a format they’re familiar with: an app. … Continue reading

Recommended: Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

July 1, 2015 by

By Constance Valis Hill; paperback; 441 pages; $29.95
In this comprehensive history of tap dance, author Constance Valis Hill leaves no stone unturned, beginning with tap’s Afro-Irish origins in the mid-17th century and cycling through to … Continue reading

Boys Only

July 1, 2015 by

Trinity Academy of Irish Dance focuses on developing male dancers.

In the Irish dance world, as in the larger dance world, women tend to outnumber men. But with the Men of Trinity program, Trinity Academy … Continue reading

Final Pose

June 30, 2015 by

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