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A brown swan in the very white world of ballet, Misty Copeland painted her skin a different color in order to play roles in Giselle and Sylvia. 1957? 1977? Nope - 2007. Leigh Purtill looks at Misty's memoir Life in Motion.
For dancers looking to explore interval training as a method of cross-training, check out Tabata Bootcamp. Never heard of it? No problem. We'll give you the scoop on how Tabata might benefit you.
From my closet and bookshelf to yours. Check out these products for the dancers on your holiday gift-giving list.
Ballet began in the royal courts and dancers frequently portray royalty on stage. But these contemporary queens and princess are known for their lifelong ballet passions.
Feeling more frazzled than festive this holiday season? Here are some tips and tools for finding balance among the bauble this time of year.
Dance Advantage and company attended the 16th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference. Here is our recap of the event.
Dancers, you'll fall for this recipe. A little spice, a dash of sage, and don't forget the beverage (if you're the right age).
While The Nutcracker is often the ballet dancers love to hate, all that falls away when we waltz into the theater.
Yoga practice can be a perfect complement to dance for so many reasons. Grier Cooper goes beyond the obvious and explains why yoga is a popular cross-training choice for dancers.
Did you know that years before "Sugarplumgate," Jenifer Ringer had been fired and re-hired by NYCB? Leigh reviews "Dancing Through It," Ringer's revealing memoir. Get to know the ballerina you thought you knew.
Fitness workouts, Insanity, P90x, and PiYo are popular, but how do other dancers feel about BeachBody as an addition to their cross-training routine? Jessica shares a dancer's perspective for the benefit of the curious.
We believe there is no such thing as too much turning advice. Here are even more ways to perfect your pirouettes.
The words 'costume season' can send chills down a studio owner's spine. If (or when) something goes wrong with your dance costume order, follow these tips when dealing with a costume company's customer service department.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has produced some of America's most enduring dance works. Learn the facts every dancer should know about this dance company.
I didn't know much about this Russian ballet, but now you can learn the story and history of Bolshoi Ballet's The Legend of Love in time for its premiere in U.S. cinemas on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
What is Gyrotonic and how can it benefit dancers? Our guest contributor, Jessica Warchal-King explains as she describes her own discoveries and speaks with Gyro instructor, Evalina Carbonell.
Set in New York City in the late 70s in the world of ballet when Misha was a household name and Balanchine ruled, "Ballerina" is an older novel offered on a new platform. Find out what Leigh thinks of this ballet book in her review.
Miko Fogarty appeared in the award-winning 2011 ballet documentary “First Position” and has accumulated awards from prestigious dance competitions such as YAGP, the Prix de Lausanne, the Varna International Ballet Competition, and the Moscow International Ballet Competition. She chats with us about her hobbies, cross-training, and more.
Dance improvisation is a requirement for some auditions. We've given tips on improv before but what if you have no tools or experience at all? Here's our crash course to help you successfully get through your first improv session.
Each one of your dance students is unique. Laurel walks you through the essential process of addressing each individual's physical issues and limitations to help him/her reach goals.