Saturday, January 13, 2018

‘The Lion King’ comes to Atlanta and appeals to the generations by Admin

Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia. January 11, 2018.  It’s easy to understand why Disney’s The Lion King is billed as the “world’s #1 musical”. On Thursday, January 11, it came roari…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Longtime NYCB Director Peter Martins retires amidst allegations by Admin

The New York City Ballet (NYCB) Board of Directors announced on December 9 that longtime Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins would be taking a leave of absence pending an internal investiga…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Alexandra Costumes makes its big entrance! by Admin

The curtain was officially lifted for Alexandra Costumes in August when its parent company, Just For Kix, unveiled its new Costume Catalog and website. The new brand offers sophisticated, on…

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

5 proven superfoods to boost your performance in the New Year by Admin

These five foods have the nutrition chops to actually earn the title “superfoods”. There’s substantial research to back up health claims, they’re tried and true staples of today’s …

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She eats, sleeps and breathes dance: Rising choreographer Erica Klein by Admin

When I was a sophomore in college, I was focused on each small task in front of me — one after the other. It is so hard to comprehend your “big picture” when you’re staring a compute…

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Só Dança reminds us all to ‘just dance’ by Admin

Só Dança, a dance shoe and dancewear company that has been leading the industry for over 20 years, treats its customers like family. It is all-inclusive, offering something for everyone …

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

11 places to dance in NYC in 2018 by Admin

As you venture into the new year, it’s an optimal time to step outside of your comfort zone and jeté into a new dance studio or class. Whether you are visiting from out of town or live he…

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8 New Year’s tips for teachers by Admin

As you go back to the studio in 2018 after a holiday break probably filled with family and festivities, it’s a great time to get inspired and rejuvenated for the second half of the school …

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Why are we dancing sick and injured? by Admin

Have you ever been in a dance studio setting and seen a student taking class with an injury? Have you heard a teen dancer say something like, “Yeah, I really did a number on my ankle yeste…

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Michelle West experiencing ‘A Whole New World’ on ‘Aladdin’ National Tour by Admin

Broadway Connection Teaching Artist Michelle West is currently on tour with Disney’s Broadway hit musical Aladdin. This Philadelphia-born and Delaware-raised performer resides in Brooklyn …

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5 tips from the pros for keeping your New Year’s resolutions going strong by Admin

Let’s face it; we’ve all been there. Each January, we set lofty goals for ourselves to last the year long, then two weeks later we see that new pair of gym shoes sitting in the corner co…

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Around the world in 180 Days: International dance abounds in the U.S. from January to June by Admin

Looking to broaden your horizons in 2018, but just can’t make that world dream expedition happen? Not to worry. Argentina, Cuba, the Nederlands, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom — all w…

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

One Canadian dancer’s journey to performing with Katy Perry by Admin

Canadian dancer Winnie Chang officially relocated to Los Angeles five years ago on an Artist Visa. Since then, she has found success, dancing for various pop stars and traveling the world wi…

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Envision it, build it – How to make your dance vision board by Admin

Have you ever known you have a big vision, a big dream, but it’s fuzzy? Can you visualize it if you close your eyes, or is it more verbal? Are the steps to get there in mind as well, or a…

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Studio owners, are you ‘floored’ by all your options? by Admin

As a studio owner, you have so many choices, companies, claims, endorsements and recommendations of dance floor systems to consider. The more you look, the more confusing it gets. Here is wh…

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Bolshoi Ballet Academy offers Summer Intensives around the globe by Admin

Russian Ballet International will present its annual Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive programs in Australia, Italy and Russia. 2018 will kick off in Sydney, where the Australia Summer…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Só Dança launches stunning collection with NYCB Principal Sara Mearns by Admin

Só Dança, recognized worldwide for manufacturing superior dancewear and dance shoes, recently unveiled its newest collaboration – a sleek collection with New York City Ballet Principal …

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Monday, December 18, 2017

’12 Dancers Dancing’: The reason for the season by Admin

The Dance Complex, Cambridge, Massachusetts. December 10, 2017. “The holidays”. It’s become somewhat of a vague term, hasn’t it? The month of December, with the celebrations of Hanuk…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Plantar Fasciitis: What to do when your arches scream ‘Ouch!’ by Admin

Our feet – on which we balance, turn and extend. They also carry us through life when we’re not dancing. The human foot is an astoundingly functional, adaptive mechanism. It’s the …

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’: Less can be more by Admin

The Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts. December 1, 2017. By and large, we live in a culture with an overarching message of “more is better” – bigger, faster, brighter,…

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‘Public demonstration of divine soul’ – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at City Center by Admin

There is just something about dancing. Within it, we can find a unique harmony, connection and flow within ourselves and with others. It can be an experience of one’s raw soul. Concert dan…

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks bring their differences together in ‘Some of a Thousand Words’ by Admin

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, Maryland. December 9, 2017. As I headed to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center last night, the world outside was hushed and frosted a…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Arch Contemporary Ballet’s ‘Between the Lines’: Draw outside your own! by Admin

The Sheen Center, New York, NY. November 17, 2017. It can be so easy to stay in one’s comfort zone. It can also be easy to follow a trend, to stay moving with the pack. It’s much harder …

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Island Moving Company’s ‘Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff’ reminds us of the magic by Admin

Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island November 26, 2017. As children, we crave magic. We are easily enchanted as we discover more and more about the world. We believe in things that adult…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

How To Make A Magical First Impression In Your Studio by Admin

Let’s talk about first impression. A girlfriend of mine has three-year-old twins, and she booked online for a tiny tots class. She filled in all her information and was told, “Come to th…

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Expert tips to prevent muscle cramping and pain by Admin

Hydration, blood volume and muscle cramping are a beautifully balanced dance between electrolytes, hormones, enzymes and the amount of fluid dancers ingest. Staying hydrated is one of the mo…

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Five foods to avoid before your holiday performance by Admin

It’s Nutcracker time. Many non-dancers might not realize how much energy it takes to get through a long run of shows. Since dancers are performing athletes, there are many factors to consi…

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35 years of Carolyn Dorfman Dance: Shaping moving clay by Admin

What is it, really, that an artist does? Varying philosophical and experiential viewpoints on that question through the ages abound. Michelangelo, infamous sculptor of the Italian Renaissanc…

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Ballet meets hip hop in ‘The Brooklyn Nutcracker’ by Admin

The Brooklyn Nutcracker, created and performed by Brooklyn Ballet, is a tribute and love story to the borough the company calls home. Company Director Lynn Parkerson shares, “We’re the B…

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An ode to dance teachers: We are forever grateful by Admin

Dance teachers give, give, give. They share their knowledge, passion and joy, which become not only necessary as we grow technically as dancers but also become contagious, as dance becomes s…

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Dancing Down Under: Australian dancer Mitch Wynter by Admin

Aussie dancer Mitch Wynter recently opened up about what it’s like to be a part of the Australian dance industry. A member of Australian commercial dance company, The Dream Dance Company, …

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