Troy Powell Teaches an Elementary Balance from the Horton Technique

November 1, 2014 by

Troy Powell is the artistic director of Ailey II. He’s an Ailey prodigy, recruited to The Ailey School at age 9 as a scholarship student. After graduation from The High School of Performing Arts, he … Continue reading

Recommended: Rupert Can Dance

November 1, 2014 by

By Jules Feiffer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 32 pages; $17.95
Rupert the cat has a secret. When his owner Mandy goes to sleep, he slips on her dancing shoes and whirls around her bedroom, mimicking the … Continue reading

Technology: Shop4Dance

November 1, 2014 by

Shopping organizer app for iPhone and iPad; $0.99 on iTunes
Shopping for dress code–approved dancewear or costume accessories can be a hassle for parents, with so many details to remember. But one enterprising dance dad decided … Continue reading

NDEO Takes Chicago

November 1, 2014 by

Collaboration is the name of the game at this year’s national conference.

This year at its annual conference held in Chicago, the National Dance Education Organization preaches collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
“The world of dance … Continue reading

Erick Hawkins

October 1, 2014 by

Martha Graham’s first male company member and the creator of the Hawkins technique
Erick Hawkins made modern dance history as the first male dancer accepted into Martha Graham’s company, but he also earned success as a choreographer and … Continue reading

Bridging the Gap

October 1, 2014 by

Helping students make the leap from studio to college dance
For many young dancers, leaving their home studio to enter a college dance program can come as a shock—like diving into a pool and forgetting how … Continue reading