Tools/Resources

Technology: StageWrite app

September 1, 2015 by

Staging app for iPad;
$199 in the iTunes store
Plugging new students into set roles in large-scale, annual productions (like The Nutcracker) can be tedious. The StageWrite app—popular with Broadway directors and choreographers, like Susan Stroman and … Continue reading

Recommended: Tallulah’s Tap Shoes

September 1, 2015 by

Written by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
Clarion Books; 48 pages; $16.99
Even those unfamiliar with the Tallulah series (Tallulah’s Tutu, Tallulah’s Nutcracker) will identify with the plucky, ballet-loving protagonist. At summer camp, Tallulah takes … Continue reading

Technology: YouTube Versus Vimeo

August 1, 2015 by

Which video-sharing platform is best for you?
These days, video-sharing is a dance-industry must. But how do you decide on a platform? The answer depends on what you’ll be uploading.
If you’re hoping to have a video … Continue reading

Recommended: Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers

August 1, 2015 by

By Lucy Gray
Princeton Architectural Press; 160 pages; $24.95
Photographer Lucy Gray spent 14 years interviewing, shadowing and photographing three San Francisco Ballet principals—Kristin Long, Tina LeBlanc and Katita Waldo—who each decided at the height of her … Continue reading

Technology: KineScribe

July 1, 2015 by

LabanWriter app for iPad; free in the iTunes store
Are your college students having a hard time understanding Labanotation, the dance notation system? Now you can present Labanotation in a format they’re familiar with: an app. … Continue reading

Recommended: Tap Dancing America: A Cultural History

July 1, 2015 by

By Constance Valis Hill; paperback; 441 pages; $29.95
In this comprehensive history of tap dance, author Constance Valis Hill leaves no stone unturned, beginning with tap’s Afro-Irish origins in the mid-17th century and cycling through to … Continue reading