Teaching

Recommended: That’s Entertainment! Trilogy Gift Set on Blu-ray

December 29, 2014 by

Warner Home Video; three discs; $32.49
Available for digital download via WBULTRA; $9.99 each

In 1974, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. celebrated its 50th birthday with the release of That’s Entertainment!, a compilation of MGM’s best musical numbers—hosted by … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Recommend Community College

December 29, 2014 by

Why a two-year program can be a good option
Sometimes you know early on that a student isn’t cut out for a four-year college or conservatory experience. Maybe she struggles to balance dance class with academics, … Continue reading

Honoring King

December 29, 2014 by

Dance Theatre of Harlem headlines NJPAC’s annual MLK Celebration.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. every year for the past 18 with an inspirational program … Continue reading

Thinking on Your Feet

December 29, 2014 by

Improvisation exercises for beginning, intermediate and advanced tap dancers
Improvisation. There’s no better word to send tap students into a panic. They can memorize choreography, perform in front of huge crowds and pull off crystal clear … Continue reading

Study Science, Dance for Fun

December 1, 2014 by

Pursuing an academic degree doesn’t mean students have to leave dance behind.
Kellie Drexl approached the end of high school with trepidation. “I’d been training at a studio and competing for 10 years,” she says, “and … Continue reading

Put the Fun in Fundamentals

December 1, 2014 by

10 ways to keep students engaged at the barre
Barre is time for ballet students to develop strength, accurate placement and basic technical skills. But it can seem boring and tedious to young or teen dancers, … Continue reading