Go behind the scenes at the new Ballet Pacifica, headed up by Ethan Stiefel, Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner.
Beyond the Barre
Nine techniques to supplement your students' dance training
Stay Sane on the Circuit
Eight ways to crush competition stress
The Truth About Burnout
Recognize the warning signs to keep this condition from affecting your students' health and performance
Behind the Screen
What is a dance screen and how can you implement one at your school?
The best drinks for staying hydrated during dance class.
How to Start a Company, Part 4
Ideas for growing and promoting your fledgling dance troupe
Once Upon a Time
Tips on incorporating storytelling into movement classes
A midwest original
Rehearsal Management 101
Four tips to help student choreographers learn how to make the best use of their studio time
How Intelligent is Your Teaching?
Use Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to reach all of your students.
New dancewear and warm-up styles for your students
Ask the Experts
Answers to your questions on pronated feet, developing upper body strength and once-a-week ballet class
Finis Jhung's career as a professional dancer began in 1960 in the Broadway and national companies of Flower Drum Song. The Korean-Scottish-English Hawaii native then went on to dance with San Francisco Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet, found his own company, Chamber Ballet USA, and teach his unique classical ballet style to professionals and amateurs all over the world. Now, at age 80, his teaching has gone full circle back to the basics, primarily focusing on what he calls his "adult babies"—absolute and advanced adult beginners—at The Ailey Extension in New York City.
As the director of dance at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Belmont, Massachusetts, Istvan Cserven organizes the biannual student showcases, prepares dancers for competition and trains new instructors. On top of all that, he teaches the upper-level technique classes. A former ballroom champion in Hungary, he is well-acquainted with both rhythm and smooth ballroom-dance styles.
In an event inspired by the words of President John F. Kennedy, The Washington Ballet will perform the world premier of WHO WHEN WHY this Saturday, June 24, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Kogod Courtyard.
After having spent a lifetime looking at ourselves in the mirror, constantly appraising, who of us wouldn't want to take a dance class in the dark? Two Australian dance students, Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett, had the same thought in 2009 when they founded No Lights No Lycra, a global dance community that offers dancers and nondancers alike the chance to get their groove on in a dark space, where there's no light, no Lycra, no technique, no teacher and no steps to learn. It's just a place to lose yourself in the music and find your own dance mojo. The event became so popular that it spread past its Melbourne beginnings, first throughout Australia and now, globally.
Four incredible educators: Joanne Chapman, Claudio Muñoz, Pamela VanGilder and Kathleen Isaac foster their students' love of dance, whether instilling artistry, offering rigorous training or giving special needs students an outlet through movement.