Recommended: Rupert Can Dance

November 1, 2014 by

By Jules Feiffer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 32 pages; $17.95
Rupert the cat has a secret. When his owner Mandy goes to sleep, he slips on her dancing shoes and whirls around her bedroom, mimicking the … Continue reading

Technology: Shop4Dance

November 1, 2014 by

Shopping organizer app for iPhone and iPad; $0.99 on iTunes
Shopping for dress code–approved dancewear or costume accessories can be a hassle for parents, with so many details to remember. But one enterprising dance dad decided … Continue reading

Technology: PairShare

October 1, 2014 by

Music streaming and sharing app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; $0.99 on iTunes
Squeezing in a last-minute, pre-performance rehearsal can be downright trying. Good thing there’s the PairShare app, the perfect tool for quickie backstage … Continue reading

Recommended: Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet and Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina

October 1, 2014 by

by Jenifer Ringer 
Viking Press; $27.95; 275 pages

by Misty Copeland with Charisse Jones
Simon and Schuster, $24.99; 278 pages

The memoirs Dancing Through It and Life in Motion are the stories of two
ballerinas, each from a different New … Continue reading

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