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Jazz Dance Legend: Luigi

Labeled as “the father of American jazz dancing," Luigi left behind a technique that took the dance world by storm and a story that is sure to inspire dancers everywhere.

Leaps in the Dark: Agnes de Mille and the Road to Oklahoma

Oklahoma! changed the role dance played in Broadway musicals. Choreographer, Agnes de Mille's road to Oklahoma! was many unconventional years in the making. Afterward, she felt conflicted about her success but with advice from Martha Graham, de Mille took leap after leap in the dark.

Alexander Technique: Connecting The Dancer’s Multi-Purpose Body

Our Monday morning body isn’t different from our Friday night body and it’s connected to our Math class body and our Modern Dance body. How Alexander Technique helps dancers connect to their one body.

Nutrition Labels: How To Choose The Right Dancer Fuel

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

It's finally here: the 411 on the nutrition behind the numbers. Decipher all those percentages and categories on nutrition labels, complete with advice from the pros.

“The Walls Around Us” Keeps Readers On Their Toes

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

It is a rare author who can write authentically about ballet and prison. Dancers will appreciate Nova Ren Suma's realistic depiction of teen dancers in an otherwise hyperrealistic story of murder, secrets, and suspense. Who is lying and what is the truth?

On Paths and Pyramids: Reshaping The Future of Dance

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Competition dance ends at 18 years old. At that point dancers make a choice to buy-in or let go to a different view of dance. How do we help them with the transition?

Tools For Tap Dance: Pocket Steps

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Learn about what tap dancers call "pocket steps" and find out how to create your own. Hint: Great tap steps usually start with a little stealing.

The 5 Basic Dance Jumps

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

What is your favorite jumps or leap? No matter what it is, it can be broken down into just one of 5 possible jumps. Learn more and get examples of these basic jump types.

Will Irish Dancing Help or Hinder My Other Dance Training?

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

When St. Patrick’s Day celebrations push all things Irish into the spotlight, you may start thinking about adding Irish dancing to your skill set. But will it interfere with your concert dance training? A dancer trained in Irish dance and ballet compares the forms.

Backstage With Baryshnikov and Makarova

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

In 1985, Cherie Magnus was a ballet "extra" on stage with stars like Natalia Makarova and brushing elbows in the wings with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballet lovers will adore this insider's look at her experiences backstage during ABT's Romeo and Juliet.

What This Ballerina Knows About Body Hatred

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballet led Kathi Martuza to develop an unhealthy body image - and yet saved her from anorexia. Read her story here.

The Bolshoi’s Alexander Volchkov on Dancing Romeo

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Learn about the preparation for and experience of dancing Romeo from a Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer. Plus, the secret of making this love story believable.

Potential Hazards of Discussing a Dancer’s Potential

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dancers care a lot about their potential to "make it" in a dance career. But do you and your students define potential the same way? How you talk to dancers about their futures matters.

Summer Intensives for the Non-Ballerina

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

In a summer intensive world largely dominated by pointe work and pas de deux, it can be difficult for a dancer to find a program focused on a style other than ballet. So what are all of us jazz, tap, modern, hip hop and other dance lovers supposed to do? Find the answer here.

Ode to the Pointe Shoe

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

How do I love you? Let me count the ways... Dancers adore pointe shoes and Corina Chan puts into words and verse exactly why we love them so.

Dance Class Etiquette Essentials

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Before you take your next dance class, look over this giant list of dance class rules of etiquette. We cover everything from basic common sense to things only experienced dancers would know.

Dance Auditions for Non-Dancers

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

No dance experience? No problem. In the performing arts, dancing isn't always just for the trained dancers. Here are some tips for inexperienced movers preparing for that dreaded dance audition or dancing-required production.

Why Dancers Practice Yoga

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

After years of rigorous dance study, yoga was a palate-cleanser for Erin. She and fellow dancer/yoga instructor, Ashleigh, share the many ways yoga practice complements their dance life. Author information Jessica Warchal-King Jessica C. Show More Summary

“dancergirl” Giveaway and Book Troupe Chat

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

YA novels about young dance hopefuls are pretty easy to come by. Thrillers about young dance hopefuls… not so much. That’s what makes dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman a unique find for dancers who love to read, or readers who like to dance, or just readers! What’s it about? Check out this teaser… “Ever feel like someone’s watching you? Me, too. Show More Summary

Pointe Shoes Receive Tough Love from Houston Ballet Dancers

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The love affair a ballerina has with her pointe shoes is torrid but beautiful. Find out which pointe shoe is a match made in heaven for four Houston Ballet dancers, and how each breaks in her shoes. Author information Nichelle (admin)...Show More Summary

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