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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.
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.
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.
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.
Ballet led Kathi Martuza to develop an unhealthy body image - and yet saved her from anorexia. Read her story here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
It's a challenge to choreograph for teen dancers with limited experience and insecurities. Try this approach to create a dance routine you can all be proud of.
Pretending is part of ballet but Indigo, an aspiring ballerina, is especially good at it. She presents normalcy even though her mother's alcoholism creates drama at home. What makes Indigo so relatable? Find out in our review of Wish, by Grier Cooper.
The feet of barefoot modern dancers can be every bit as gross as those of a ballerina. Find out how to relieve soreness and care for your calluses, skin splits, even floor burn.
Never miss a chance to recognize and celebrate dance again. Mark these important dance events and birthdays on your calendar.
Maybe you've heard of celebrity fitness trainer, Tracy Anderson via Gwyneth Paltrow. Dancer-turned-personal-trainer, Kelly Markos gives insight into the Tracy Anderson Method and talks about her transition to fitness instruction.
When dancers work well together it's a beautiful thing. Here are four (or more) ways to ensure effective collaboration in choreography, even when a ballet choreographer and a modern-based dance theatre company come together for a "zombie ballet."