Tools/Resources

Technology: YouTube Capture

September 1, 2014 by

Video-editing app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; free on iTunes
Figuring out how to best use rehearsal video footage can be frustrating. The uploading process is tedious, editing can be complicated and sending files from … Continue reading

Recommended: Experiencing Dance: From Student to Dance Artist, 2nd Edition

September 1, 2014 by

By Helene Scheff, Marty Sprague and Susan McGreevy-Nichols
Human Kinetics; 240 pages; $45
Dance scholars Helene Scheff, Marty Sprague and National Dance Education Organization director Susan McGreevy-Nichols have published a second edition of their Experiencing Dance: From … Continue reading

Technology: secure.me

August 1, 2014 by

Personal security app for Facebook; free
The ubiquity of social media can occasionally result in unwanted attention, and as a studio owner or teacher, it’s in your best interests to keep your Facebook profile—or your studio’s … Continue reading

Recommended: Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater

August 1, 2014 by

By Eddie Shapiro
Oxford University Press; 384 pages; $39.95
Life on the Broadway stage, from an audience’s perspective, looks glamorous and exciting. But what about the stuff that goes on behind the scenes—the out-of-town tryouts that fizzle, … Continue reading

Recommended: Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

July 1, 2014 by

Edited by Lindsay Guarino and Wendy Oliver
University Press of Florida; 310 pages; $34.95
The idea for this book—a collection of essays by jazz practitioners and scholars on the past and present of jazz dance—first took root … Continue reading

Technology: Coach’s Eye

July 1, 2014 by

Rehearsal aid for iPhone and iPad; $4.99 in iTunes, with optional add-ons
When it comes to learning complicated dance steps—how to do a pirouette, for example—teachers can see much more than students can. After all, a … Continue reading