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25 years before Misty Copeland became ABT's first African-American principal ballet dancer, Lauren Anderson was the first "brown girl" to be made principal at Houston Ballet. In a special Houston event, the pair came together to answer questions about their lives as dancers and the challenges of being black ballerinas in a still, traditionally white art form.
The man remembered as the “Godfather of American Jazz Dancing” could check numerous titles off his list of accomplishments, including dancer, choreographer, master teacher, company founder, author, and, ultimately, the person who led jazz to become a recognized and respected art form.
There are many reasons we dance. One dance teacher reflects on these as she looks back on her dance recital and all the students learned and accomplished, demonstrating why dance matters.
A few years ago, I dreamed up a social media initiative called Why Dance Matters. It wasn’t the first time the question had been asked or answered in one way or another but, with the help of a handy hashtag (#whydancematters), I hosted a “virtual event” and the concept caught on. Show More Summary
Creator of the Drexel Pilates training program, Jennifer Morley, describes how Pilates practice became a "magic spell" in her dance training, correcting inefficiency and imbalance for a more highly-functioning body.
Suspect you've fallen in love with performing? Here are the signs you have. Never fear, the next show is right around the corner.
B Dancewear offers nearly 40 types of dancewear basics in over 200 colors, in an array of fabrics. See what we have to say about the products they sent us.
Dancers deserve to cultivate a good relationship with their bodies. Here are five strategies to improve your body image that you can apply right now to your dance practice.
Find out why oral anesthetic and dental floss are must-haves as you pack your dance bag for performance week or a summer intensive. Their uses might surprise you!
Choreographers, avoid the frustration of unproductive dance rehearsals so that you can focus on the creative heart of dancing. These tips will give you more control and help you make the most of your practice time.
Often in the YA category, many ballet novels revolve around youthful concerns. But nuanced storytelling makes "Off Balance," by Terez Mertes Rose a great read for adults who love books and books about dance.
Think you know everything there is to know about Frank Hatchett? Think again. From dancer to teacher, choreographer to mentor, this jazz dance legend left an impact that will not be forgotten.
Former contributor, Roger Lee shares why he's starting a multi-disciplinary arts training center for youth in Philadelphia, how he's marketing it, and how he's balancing it with the direction of his dance company.
Ballroom pro-am competitor, the Girl with the Tree Tattoo shares what she's learned about the elements of dance – the concepts of weight, energy, space, and time – and how these dynamics apply in partner dance.
Dancers Harper Watters and Natalie Varnum, and HB's Marketing Manager Elizabeth Cleveland reveal the power of Instagram and show their savvy use of this growing platform.
Book review and interview with author Cherie Magnus about her memoir which chronicles her life as a young woman trying to make it as a dancer during the 1960's in Los Angeles.
Spiral rolls are a smooth and safe way to get to the floor in contemporary dance technique. In our post, this roll to the floor is broken down with a list of fundamentals to practice and common mistakes to avoid.
If your plans for a career in dance include training in a college dance program, our list, "The Freshman Fifteen" offers valuable advice on what you can do to prepare right now.
Are you a teen or adult wanting to start dance classes? Find out if some physical preparation is needed before you enroll in your first dance lesson.
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.