November 2010

The Rising Sun of Goh Ballet Academy

Chan Han Goh takes the next step in her family heritage.

Coaching the Nutcracker

Oregon Ballet Theatre in Seoul

Performance Planner: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

Jazz up your next recital with the King of Pop

Technique: Ray Hesselink

How I teach a grab-off

Darci Kistler

The last Balanchine ballerina continues Mr. B's legacy.


High Five

Michelle Latimer Dance Academy


Fall costume preview, plus shoes

Gabriela Granados

La música para la clase de flamenco

Breathe Easy

Help students get into the habit of organized breathing.

Maurice Béjart

The French choreographer who modernized ballet

The Politics of Casting

Establishing a casting process that's both fair and (relatively) drama-free

Dear Diary

How journaling enhances the high school dance class experience

Tapping Into College

Tap professors share their methods.

Money Talks

Determining pay for full-time teachers

Leap! Executive Director Drew Vamosi (Courtesy Leap!)

Since its inaugural season in 2012, Leap! National Dance Competition has been all about the little things.

"I wanted to have a 'boutique' competition. One where we went out to only one city every weekend, so I could be there myself, and we could really get to know the teachers and watch their kids progress from year to year," says Leap! executive director Drew Vamosi. According to Vamosi, thoughtful details make all the difference, especially during a global pandemic that's thrown many dancers' typical comp-season schedules for a loop. That's why Leap! prides itself on features like its professional-quality set design, as well as its one-of-a-kind leaping competition, where dancers can show off their best tricks for special cash and merchandise prizes.

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Health & Body
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The term "body shaming" might bring up memories of that instructor from your own training who made critical remarks about—or even poked and prodded—dancers' bodies.

Thankfully, we're (mostly) past the days when authority figures felt free to openly mock a dancer's appearance. But body shaming remains a toxic presence in the studio, says Dr. Nadine Kaslow, psychologist for Atlanta Ballet: "It's just more hidden and more subtle." Here's how to make sure your teaching isn't part of the problem.

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Courtesy Russell

Gregg Russell, an Emmy-nominated choreographer known for his passionate and energetic teaching, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 22, at the age of 48.

While perhaps most revered as a master tap instructor and performer, Russell also frequently taught hip-hop and musical theater classes, showcasing a versatility that secured him a successful career onstage and in film and television, both nationally and abroad.

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