Break it down: Glissade →
A little play by play of Ballet Pages favorite way to teach the step.
Dance in an elevator... →
@mariasmovers asks What Is Creative Dance? Finding it hard to explain to others, she wonders what your “elevator speech” would be.
Donation-Based Dance Classes in New York City →
Liberated Movement™ (@libmovement) has beginner/open and adv/int level classes in NYC. Ballet to Belly to Jazz - a recommended donation of $5/class. Battery Dance Studios, 380 Broadway, 5th Floor New York, NY 10013 (NE corner of Broadway & White St.; in Tribeca). Look for the door to the left of the Blues clothing store on street level and ring buzzer #5
The brain is a sieve, not a sponge. →
A fresh twist on why we need to integrate the arts into academic curriculum.
52 Weeks Of Adult Ballet →
Happy to have discovered this lovely blog via @4dancers. A lot of catch-up reading but Jean’s story is engaging!
DANCERS IMPROVISE: Improv #15 — Alexis Convento http://t.co/74uuCwQ via @DanceImprovBlog
The Contemporary Dance Label Conversation... →
If you aren’t following the comments in my recent post, you’re missing parts of the discussion. #comodance Join in!
Natalia Osipova shows up at the movies again. →
[via @TonyaPlank] She appeared in Giselle in 3D recently and will be seen tomorrow night for “Ballet in Cinema” in a production of Don Quixote at BAM in NYC. As Tonya says (see link), if you can, go go go!
Simple Moves for a Simply Fabulous Dance →
Great activity for parents, childcare, or school teachers, or if you’re looking for a lesson in choreography for young dancers.
Why it's important to make the studio emotionally... →
Whether the emotional stress comes from peer bullying or pressure and bullying from teachers, research supports that students don’t learn as well when they don’t feel safe.
Poetic Picture Book Captures African Dance →
@dancebooks covers Drumbeat In Our Feet by Patricia A. Keeler and explores The History and Power of African Dance.
Eventually, I'll have to watch. *ugh* →
@choreohealth asks Dance Moms…Are You Paying for This? after viewing the first episode of Lifetime’s new series.
Disney Channel Dance Contest
Got To Dance winner Akai Osei is teaming up with Disney Channel to launch Shake It Up: Dance, Dance, an online dance contest that will give the winner a unique opportunity to have their dance aired on the channel, as well as a holiday to LA and a once in a lifetime dance master class with Akai. The online dance contest is inspired by the channel’s smash hit comedy series Shake It Up, starring...
Stop Procrastinating By Thinking of Your Future... →
via @marelisa ““Yesterday Me” pushed the task on to “Today Me”. And isn’t that the essence of procrastination? You put things off today and put the burden of getting these things done on your future self. Is that fair? Well,that’s certainly a question that you should ask yourself before you procrastinate on anything important that needs to get done.” Read more.
Does My Skin Color Make Me Stand Out? →
@helloiamadancer offers the second in a series of posts from members of @BalletNoir who will share their advice and personal stories as dancers of color in the dance world. Don’t miss the link to the first article!
Make Friends With Your Fork... →
@HoustonBallet blog covers their summer intensive nutrition classes with Dr. Roberta Anding. “I’ve never taken a class like this at an intensive program,” says a level 7 student. Way to go, HB for taking action on student health and nutrition.
SAB Intensive from a parent perspective →
I like reading @NinaAmir’s personal accounts of her son’s journey through dance. It’s amazing how dance parents grow along with their dancing children! Anyway, enjoy the almost insider view from this unique angle :)
If I could only add ONE exercise to help my kids... →
I have to agree on this one. And slow and steady wins the race, too, not only in timing of the exercise but in the way you build up to more reps.
Who's that Ballerina? →
The Four-Eyed Ballerina spots Harriet Hoctor in Shall We Dance and ogles those back-bends!
New Company Would Appreciate Your Support
@SwiShwiShDance could use a kickstart only $200 from their goal. http://kck.st/ku9EBA SwiShwiSh Dance is a contemporary dance company of highly skilled dancers. It is based in New York City and was founded by Ashley Ortiz. Choreography will first be premiered in July 2011 and many more works will continue to be shown throughout the year. “We currently launched a Kickstarter project...
Do you have grade-level specific report card... →
Meg at dancepulse has collected some examples from K-12 colleagues and is looking for more teachers to share.
I Tried It Too. →
@DancingBranflake recently tried the $1 Make-Up by E.L.F. from Target. I too tried the blush and gloss and was surprised that it wasn’t a 100-penny waste. See what she & others had to say.
Gender Issues on SYTYCD →
Kimberly Peterson blogs for @4dancers about some of the choices in choreography and language seen on the show this season.
A Celebration of Female Choreographers
via @ChEckiTDance The ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers at 5pm on July 23rd at Summit Rock in Central Park. This is a carefully curated event of dance at which 11 choreographers will present their innovative work. The festival seeks to showcase the shining talents of these strong, female choreographers in a welcoming and fun environment. A family and...
Love the premise, wish I could see the show! →
Lauren Warnecke (our @ArtIntercepts columnist) teams up in Chicago with musician Timothy Russell for an unpredictable (even to the artists) performance!
What is Cool about Ballet? →
@BalletForMen wants to know What do you think is cool about ballet? How should it be highlighted to let others know how cool it is? …and gives some of his thoughts as well.
Dance lesson fit for new siblings but universal... →
Stacey shares her lesson for a Growing Family Tree at Letters from Leaping Legs.
Have you ever felt this way? →
Maybe you have some encouraging words for Rebecca.
Teachers, the way you share your point of view... →
Lucy Riner, a guest @4dancers writes: “As teachers, we all have different styles in the way we teach and motivate our dancers. Consider the long term effect you would like to have on your students and the choices they make. I want my dancers to remember me as a teacher that understood their dreams; not crushed them.”
SYTYCD Season 8 - Top 16 (Results) - Axis Dance... →
SYTYCD Season 8 - Top 16 (Results) - Axis Dance Company As seen on Fox, Wed & Thurs 8pm Eastern, All rights reserved. Tweet Me: http://twitter.com/#!/idolxfactor1
Some of @dancedirector’s young dancers are in this sweet and infectious film shot for Toronto’s PRIDE week. Way to go, girls! Dance Studio Director Gone Wild blog PRIDE PSA 2011 (by Bulldog Productions)
What kind of vegetable are you? →
@MtvdNutrition shares the Farmer’s Market Dance @mariasmovers. She uses this in classes to plant the seeds for good nutrition! I love it when fellow SRU alum team up! :)
Celebrity hip hop choreographer tWitch to teach at...
Famed hip hop choreographer Stephen “tWitch” Boss will be teaching in Oswego, IL at Dance Rogue’s 2-day Intensive Workshop hosted by Storm Dance Alliance at 2060 Mitchell Drive on August 13th and 14thCORRECTED DATES — August 20th-21st. tWitch will be teaching four intensive hip hop classes at this workshop, as well as a special Mini Class for ages 8 and under. Registration for this...