The fund set up for the Richard family. →
8yo Martin was killed in the Boston bombings, his sister (a young Irish dancer) lost her leg. Mom was seriously injured too.
Dads, what about your son's participation is not... →
@NinaAmir’s husband guests on My Son Can Dance - “I find it awesome that all of this can be wrapped up in one individual. I cannot understand what there is not to be proud of. I am confounded by fathers who won’t support sons who are willing to do something this hard, willing to sacrifice as much as this endeavor requires, are so athletically gifted, rise to the demands of the art...
Five awesome "work like a charm" phrases for... →
@mariasmovers guests at @4dancers and shares some of her favorite catchphrases to use in your classes!
Prancing, Dancing Lily - Children's Storybook app
Prancing, Dancing Lily is an interactive children’s storybook app about a spirited cow who doesn’t fit in with the herd. Lily would rather step in time - than stay in line - so she leaves the farm with a clickety-clack and a song in her heart to travel the globe. Follow Lily around the world, from New York City to Spain to Senegal. Learn new dances, a bit of geography, and make new friends....
“An artist is not measured by what he or she can...
This is something that Raul Tadeo, the director of the Baja California Dance Company always tells his dancers. Based in Tijuana, this company teaches ballet for free to underprivileged youth and produces large-scale ballet performances every year presenting them for little to no cost for the public. Despite the relevance of this 20+ year-old company, it struggles year to year to stay...
"You can’t just do strengthening exercises and... →
“…You must bring your awareness to whats happening in your body while doing the exercise, and find the parallels to dance, so you can apply what you’ve learned. And you must feel it in your soul.” @monikavolkmar
7 Steps To Better Alignment →
My latest contribution @Rockettes.com. Are you liking the content at their updated website?
Why You Must Become Your Dancin’ Son’s Manager →
A couple of insightful posts here by @NinaAmir at My Son Can Dance. See the link about when to send him to summer intensives and this one about looking after your son’s best interests even when the director isn’t.
Sir Ken’s story about one dancer’s beginnings, set to lovely music and visuals. Enjoy! #whydancematters
When is your dance done, complete, finished? →
@artintercepts helps you decide at @4dancers!
Still time to win these cute bags. →
Great for carrying dance props! Enter to win @mariasmovers.com!
Valentine's Studio Craft →
Guidebook for Summer Dance Intensives by @NinaAmir... →
Have you had "the talk" with your dance students? →
No, not that one. The social media safety talk. Via @enpointedesigns
Stunning video! →
“Another Day,” written by James LaValle Director: Ben Shirinian Choreographer/Dancer: Guillaume Côté
Make Dance Education a Right of Every Child at any... →
Anonymous asked: is it to late for 10 year olds to dance
Trisha Brown's Last Dances →
@NYTimes looks back at her rich body of work.
Audition for the School At Jacob's Pillow in New... →
Auditions in the United States are open to advanced dancers, ages 15 and up. International auditions award a scholarship to one student from the host city or country. All international dancers are eligible to apply by video. $15 audition fee, cash only. If you are unable to attend in person, please see Audition - Video. Auditions for Contemporary, Movin’ Commercial Dance, ...
Dance Month Scratches A Niche →
My article for @DanceSource Houston about the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston’s Dance Month series featuring @CompanyE
Brazil's Ballet School For The Blind To Be...
…the documentary team can meet their goal of $16,000 in fundraising. Alexis Morrell is producing a USC Thesis Documentary film called “Looking At The Stars” about the first and only ballet school for the blind located in Sao Paulo, Brazil called the Fernanda Bianchini Association for Ballet and Arts. The film will cover the lives of the ballerinas, Fernanda and one of her teachers, Geyza...
In A Class Of Her Own →
Teenager, Toya Dubin is following her passion for ballet costume design. Interview @4dancers!
Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the...
Comparing dancers in an audition to... dogs? →
You read correctly! Great guest post @momsnewstage on choosing the right kinds of auditions and other tips for success.
"After the stroke of midnight on New Year’s eve,... →
Chief Operating Officer of Ovation, Chad Gulstein, discusses the “betrayal of cable TV’s promise to uphold diversity.” When it comes to so-called economics, sports and reality programming win out over smaller, independent networks, even when they’re up in the ratings.
You've seen his dance photography on Facebook,... →
Meet Chris Peddecord and find out what exactly he thinks about these (largely uncredited) displays of his work, courtesy our pal, Tiffany, at Dancing Branflakes.
Anonymous asked: what benefits can you derive from participation in a mini classroom dance competition
Dance Cross-Training Myths De-Bunked →
@monikavolkmar has fun kicking dance training myths in the throat at The Dance Training Project.
Connecting With Your Audience →
My most recent contribution at the @Rockettes site!
3 Happy New Year Dances →
Cute ideas for little dancers from @mariasmovers
Grad school vs. Undergrad →
A nice comparison from Aleksie’s Undulations blog.
Dancers from the @NYCBallet demonstrate classical ballet steps pre- and post-Balanchine, in a master class with Peter Martins.
Anonymous asked: how does one vote for the battle of the nutcrackers 2012
Can I get an Amen... →
on the whole facial expression thing? [Student Spotlight: Ally Brodsky via @4dancers]
Look For This On PBS! →
@JoffreyMovie (Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance) will premiere on Friday, December 28 at 9pm (ET). Check your local PBS listings and don’t miss it!
The Antics Of Tween Dancers →
…captured in a comic book! Win a series of three ‘Dance Class’ graphic novels by Papercutz. Sewn hardcovers, made to last. A great gift for young dancers. Plus, check out these other dance giveaways: http://www.danceadvantage.net/thanks-2012
Did you know? →
@NDEOdance offers online dance education courses via Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI). See what’s offered in the Spring 2013.