If you press, the upper body and center of gravity (CoG) needs to move over the leg, and if you spring, the supporting leg meets your CoG in the middle. Which do you prefer? In this post Lauren Warnecke explores the benefits and mechanics of both to provoke thought and conversation.
Archives for June 2011
We all have things we do as we close the door on one dance year and prepare for the next. Stacey Pepper Schwartz has three items on her list that go beyond physically organizing her closet of props and other items. These can’t be folded neatly or packed away. But they do give perspective and closure for the year behind so that you and your students can move confidently ahead into the new year.
Blossoming dancer and dance photographer, Kristen Newsom, shares a picturesque photo – an arabesque on the New England coast – and her dual passions for dance and photography, as she looks forward to another summer at Burklyn Ballet and a new semester at Sam Houston State University.
Tristan, our TAPography columnist covers the many ways tap dancers can make their shoes unique and individual. From brogueing and stitching, to colors and patterns, to the vegan tap shoe, and even electronics, customizing your shoes is a fun and fashionable way to express yourself!
Tornadoes can be deadly but there are a lot of things a teacher or dance studio owner can do to protect students in the event of severe weather. An experienced meteorologist offers his severe weather advice and studio-specific ideas for following the D.U.C.K. rules of safety.
A reader wonders wonders how bowed legs might be affecting her second position and side split. She describes a related problem with knee and ankle alignment, leading to my response which focuses on tibial torsion. I provide a useful group of links and tips for working with this rotational deformity. Plus we talk about turn-out and side splits too!