People & Places

Shimmy in Hawaii

October 1, 2014 by

The Hawaii Belly Dance Convention attracts dancers and teachers from around the globe.
Briefly clad dancers with hips swaying under the palms are iconic images entwined in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. While hula may … Continue reading

Farewell Hope Stone Studio

September 1, 2014 by

Houston loses its dance hub.
The drums pounded while dancers scurried across the floor for the last time in Jane Weiner’s joyous final modern class at Hope Stone Studio, the Houston hub for adults and children … Continue reading

Detroit Arts Revival

August 1, 2014 by

A new dance festival unifies the city’s growing arts scene.   

Two years ago, finances required Joori Jung to choose between moving back to her native South Korea or someplace in the U.S. other than Manhattan. When … Continue reading

Sharing the Copasetics’ Canon

July 1, 2014 by

The American Tap Dance Foundation launches the first rhythm tap teacher-training program.

This month, with the launch of the Tap Teacher Training Certificate Program, the American Tap Dance Foundation welcomes the first green shoots … Continue reading

Erica Sobol

June 1, 2014 by

Music for contemporary 

You won’t find a set warm-up—or really any warm-up at all—in Erica Sobol’s contemporary classes at Movement Lifestyle studio and EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. Instead, Sobol—who is the 2013 Capezio … Continue reading

John Heginbotham

June 1, 2014 by

Embracing the past—and pushing it away, too
It’s almost too easy to compare choreographer John Heginbotham to his former boss Mark Morris, in whose company he danced for well over a decade. Both have an intimate … Continue reading