Tools/Resources

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

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

Rafi Maldonado-López

May 1, 2014 by

Music for jazz and music theater
As instructor for jazz and contemporary techniques at Miami City Ballet School and a jazz and ballet for music theater teacher at New World School of the Arts, Rafi Maldonado-López … Continue reading

Jae Man Joo

April 1, 2014 by

Music for contemporary ballet

Jae Man Joo’s route to professional dancer status in New York City is the stuff dreams and clichéd movie plots are made of. Only a month after moving to the city in … Continue reading

Camille A. Brown

March 1, 2014 by

Music for modern dance

Despite her gift for creating narrative-driven and relatable dance work, Camille A. Brown started out as a reluctant choreographer. She didn’t have the ideal dancer’s body in college, and her stage time … Continue reading