Why Not All Creative Movement Teachers are Equal →
Eloquently explained distinctions in @EducatingDancer’s guest post on @mariasmovers. Lots of dance classes use the title ‘creative dance’ but not all follow these principles, which as a dancer, educator, and mom are important to me.
How do dancers remember all those steps? →
(via @ekclothing) The Duke Memory for Movement Lab has created an online Dance Perception Quiz, a research study coordinated through Duke University, the American Dance Festival and the Memory for Movement Project. Ruth Day, the project director, is a Duke University professor whose work in cognition helps dancers learn and audiences appreciate. Take the quiz for fun or to further their...
Can your dance group use an extra $10,000? →
Submit your video to @ovationtv for a chance to win Ovation’s One Dance, One Chance contest.
A giant leap for dancekind... →
@TenduTV and @dancefilms announce 3D production partnership for live dance performances. Big step forward in bringing performance video production UP and OUT to viewers. Awesomesauce.
Pink, Piano-Playing and Dancing Walrus - nuff said! @PetiteFeetVideo - Ballet and Dance for Kids Ages 2-5 (Petite Feet website)
Let's make a weekend of it, shall we? →
@RheeGold has been at work on a retreat center in Massachusetts for dance studio teachers & owners. Learn more about his vision & what’s in store for the property.
Pssst, free stuff! →
The Four-Eyed Ballerina uncovered four free posters from Gaynor Minden.
And he dances, and he yells; keeping time, time, time, in a sort of runic rhyme....
Gym Crews to compete in NYC for celebrity judges,...
(via @RDP4LIFE) Gym Crew Challenge is a unique competition where top dance instructors from gyms all over the city put together crews of their best students and battle it out on the dance floor. Nonprofessional dancers of all ages, sizes and shapes from diverse communities in the greater NY area have a rare opportunity to perform in front of celebrity judges, friends, family and their...
Dance greats go postal →
4 innovative choreographers to appear on forever stamps in 2012.
Picture Books & Pirouettes is hosting a giveaway!
PB&P (@dancebooks) is teaming up with publisher Barefoot Books to give a children’s dance book away to one lucky reader. Leave a comment on the blog and choose your favorite of the following four books for a chance to win: Lola’s Fandango, The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, the Barefoot Book of Dance Stories, and The Animal Boogie. Contest ends on August 30, 2011. Good luck!
Lisa Harris (a favorite ballet CD composer of... →
Thanks @4dancers for sharing the interview. It was fun to learn more about this well-known accompanist.
Help your arabesque with a little homemade... →
Ballet Cougar whips up her own flexistretcher and shares the how-to.
So You Think You Can Dance Winner Melanie Moore... →
Thanks @TonyaPlank for sharing the details of the press conference. Good stuff!!
Backpack, Backpack! →
Back to school with a “Backpack Dance” from @mariasmovers - fun, lots of variety, and opportunities for learning!
Marketing a dance studio for the new season? →
Cait at @TheDanceBuzz shares what’s worked for her and what hasn’t. More on the subject: Are You Making These 4 Costly Dance Studio Ad and Marketing Mistakes? Four Ways to Make an Impact with Low Cost Marketing Leveraging Your Dance Studio’s Identity To Grow Your Business S.T.E.P. Your Way To Social Media Success
Teaching Artists in Dance, take a quick survey for... →
More on the study from Meg at Dance Pulse: http://dancepulse.org/2011/08/12/dance-survey/
HOW do you watch So You Think You Can Dance? And... →
One of our readers is asking what you think about the show on her blog. She shares her thoughts and viewing habits. I too, when I do catch the show, tend to fast forward and just watch the dancing. How do you watch?
Australian series "Dance Academy" →
@julieiclark gives us the BalletScoop on this must-see show for aspiring dancers. Season One is over and the DVDs are for sale at ABC.net.au. Season Two begins in December.
Don't forget this important step when starting a... →
Heather (@educatingdancer) blogs for us at Dance Advantage. Check out her recent article on letting dancers know what to expect.
Pregnant dancers everywhere! →
Something in the water at @TheAusBallet ?? See what their dancers do while they’re pregnant. And kudos for implementing a parental leave & family policy.
Bodywork Techniques for Dancers →
@Dance_Informa Magazine details a few favorite somatic practices of the dance world
Dreams are the touchstones of our character.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Tubas and Tutus? →
@mariasmovers and @dancebooks look at a book without words (about a boy and his tuba) and give some ideas for how to use it with your dance students.
Is My Ballet Class Schedule Pre-Professional? →
@julieiclark raises and answers your question at BalletScoop by the ClassicalBalletTeacher.
Bill T. Jones thinks Dance Reality Shows Are... →
Can’t say I agree wholeheartedly but he makes an interesting point with “So You Think You’re Picasso”.
i had a personal injury occur in my car and it...
It’s difficult to come back from an injury but I’m glad that you’ve got an ok from your doc. That’s great news. You don’t mention how much class or at what level/intensity you were practicing ballet prior to the injury but it’s probably best to gradually build up to wherever you were. Begin slow with the number of classes you feel you can manage without pain -...
I am looking for those spot dots- rubber discs...
There are spots and other great props from S&SWorldwide in this article: http://danceadvantage.net/2009/08/21/back2school-props-aids/ (a bit larger than 4” though) You could make your own. Maria made some spots from a yoga mat: http://mariasmovers.com/2010/11/yoga-mat-spots/. In the past I’ve also cut spots from rubber “waffle”-style shelf liners. Leap ‘N Learn...