Teaching

Grace Under Pressure

June 1, 2015 by

Help students overcome anxieties and remember why they dance. (Because it’s fun!)
At The Dance Zone in Henderson, Nevada, a young dancer rehearses her jazz routine for the team’s weekend competition. At 9 years … Continue reading

Josephine Baker 1906–1975

June 1, 2015 by

The Beyoncé of the Jazz Age

Josephine Baker was a comedic dancer, famous for her beauty and risqué performances. Despite racial prejudices of the 1920s, she transformed herself from small-town dance comedienne to international superstar.
Baker was … Continue reading

A Conversation with Freelance Choreographer Gabrielle Lamb

June 1, 2015 by

After Gabrielle Lamb won a national choreography competition in 2009, she figured commissions would begin to trickle in on their own. Although her piece—the languid, gestural never did run smooth—would eventually tour with Hubbard Street’s … Continue reading

Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat

June 1, 2015 by

How We Teach Salsa
In a mixed-level class at Peridance Capezio Center, Ahtoy WonPat-Borja gets her beginner salsa dancers moving with a marching rhythm as she counts, “One, two three,” pause, “Five, six, seven,” pause. In … Continue reading

Final Pose

June 1, 2015 by

Technology: Evernote

June 1, 2015 by

Note-taking app; free for iPhone, iPad and Android ($5/month for premium services)
Tired of forgetting the brilliant ideas you have when inspiration strikes on the fly? Evernote is a note-taking app that works as a virtual … Continue reading