Teaching

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

Destination Dance

April 1, 2014 by

Should your students consider studying abroad?

Studying abroad has long been a staple of a well-rounded college experience. But in the past, the lack of dance-focused programs, together with the rigorous requirements of a BFA track, … Continue reading

Jae Man Joo

April 1, 2014 by

Music for contemporary ballet

Jae Man Joo’s route to professional dancer status in New York City is the stuff dreams and clichéd movie plots are made of. Only a month after moving to the city in … Continue reading

Alejandro Cerrudo

April 1, 2014 by

Evolving from dancer’s dancer to dancer’s choreographer

Alejandro Cerrudo scares himself on nearly a daily basis—and he has no intention of stopping. As the resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (where he also dances), and … Continue reading

What’s a College-Bound Tapper to Do?

March 1, 2014 by

Tips for making the most of limited opportunities, plus Davis & Elkins College’s new percussive dance program
 

Emily Oleson (right) heads Davis & Elkins College’s new program in American vernacular dance.

 
With more than 600 college dance programs … Continue reading