The legendary career of DT Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mary Day
The 2005 Dance Teacher Award Recipients
Congratulations to Rose Marie Floyd, Earl Mosley, Barbara Allegra Veriezza and Tad Williams
2006 Convention Guide
Details on more than 80 events
Rethink the 3 Rs
Use these lesson plans to combine dance with language arts, math and science.
Meet the Parents
Get mom and dad involved in their children's dance education by holding orientation meetings.
Performance Planner: Movie Magic
Bring Hollywood to your studio with a movie-themed recital.
Bournonville for Boys
A lesson in Bournonville technique for your male students
King of France, dancer and early patron of ballet
Overcoming four of the most common emotional hurdles for beginning teachers
The Old College Try
Tips for transferring your skills from the private sector to the college or university classroom
Bearing the Torch
Modern dance mogul Gus Solomons Jr on teaching artistry in higher ed
A Firm Foundation
Tatiana Tchernova teaches ballet basics with a focus on history and a sense of humor.
Balanced from the Core
Three yoga-inspired sequences to build your students' core strength
Street-savvy costumes for your hip-hop numbers; plus shoes
How to Start a Dance Company, part 1
The first steps in getting a dance company off the ground, from setting goals to raising money
Playing With the Big Boys
Attract a corporate sponsor to your dance company
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This Sunday, master ballet teacher Finis Jhung turns 80. After a career as a soloist for both San Francisco Ballet and the Joffrey and a principal for Harkness Ballet, Jhung carved out a unique place for himself as a ballet teacher in New York City. He's coached the boys of Billy Elliot: The Musical, developed a popular video and DVD how-to series and STILL teaches seven classes a week at the Ailey Extension. He's graced the pages of this magazine to offer his time-honored wisdom again and again, and he's currently working on a memoir. (We can't wait to read it.) Happy birthday, Finis!
Since 1989, tap dancers have been celebrating National Tap Dance Day (NTDD) on and around May 25, the birthday of tap dance legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. This year, prime events are happening in Philadelphia, New York and Chicago.
When you think of a major basketball team's dancers or cheerleaders, you probably picture the Laker Girls—scantily clad, with shiny curls cascading down their backs. You definitely don't picture a group of 15 40-years-old-and-up "seniors," mean-mugging and ripping off breakaway pants. But the New York Liberty's Timeless Torches do exactly that, and they routinely bring down the house during halftime at the WNBA games where they perform.
The exhibit Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955–1972 is filled with exhibits, performances and conferences honoring the three postmodern dance living legends.