Teaching

Let’s Talk About Debt…

May 1, 2014 by

How to talk to students about financing a college degree
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Aaron Mattocks—now touring with Mikhail Baryshnikov in Big Dance Theater’s production of Man in a Case—realized he had six months … Continue reading

In-House Summer Programs

May 1, 2014 by

Designing workshops for students who stay home
Summer is usually the time when a studio’s best students leave home to attend intensive programs. But what about those who don’t go away? Perhaps they are too young, … Continue reading

Enrico Cecchetti

May 1, 2014 by

Creator of the Cecchetti method, a revolutionary ballet technique
Enrico Cecchetti created a ballet technique, still widely used today, known for two revolutionary ideas: first, that a dancer’s degree of turnout should be based on his … Continue reading

Doris Humphrey

April 1, 2014 by

José Limón’s teacher and the dancer responsible for “fall and recovery”
Doris Humphrey, like her contemporary Martha Graham, was interested in making dance more reflective of modern times. In collaboration with Charles Weidman, she developed the … Continue reading

Kid-Friendly Modern Classes

April 1, 2014 by

Creative movement’s natural next step

Parents enter their children in dance class with visions of pink ballet slippers or cool tap shoes. But bare feet? Modern dance? Not necessarily the dream they had in mind. Young … Continue reading

Better Together

April 1, 2014 by

A Rhode Island dance company and elementary school collaborate.
“No sounds, third-graders! I shouldn’t hear any talking!” Christine Sandorfi stood, hands on her hips, facing 27 rambunctious third-graders at the Claiborne Pell Elementary School in Newport, … Continue reading