This photo of dancers from 605 Collective in Vancouver is from a teaching session at my studio in October.” explains Canadian photographer David Cooper. “I was influenced by some images with Lois Greenfield and chose to experiment with fabric. I have a studio with a sprung dance floor and a white Marlee dance floor.”
Archives for July 2011
For the first time, Dance Advantage is releasing premium material for those who want to unlock new doors in their dance training. For 40 weeks, receive an email with 4 components giving you something to DO, LEARN, THINK about, and INSPIRE you in your classes. 4 for 40 is designed for students who want to be better, smarter, stronger dancers and dance students by the end of the dance year.
Dance teacher, Nants Foley created a special 70-page book for her students. Called A Dancer’s Steps it includes space for recording class work and progress as well as content like checklists, quotes, ballet vocabulary, foot care, and more. She has published the journal and workbook, making them available beyond her own dance school so we talk with Nants about the book and how she encourages journal-writing in her own ballet classes.
Dropping out is a big deal when you’ve invested a lot in dance training. How does a parent get to the bottom of their child’s desire to quit? Do you let her quit or make her stick it out? Chantale Lussier-Ley, a mental performance consultant who’s worked a lot with dancers, helps parents handle this situation with finesse and confidence.
Columnist and Chicago resident, Lauren Warnecke was in attendance for the Dance/USA 2011 Annual Conference. Sharing moments from the keynote speech and reflecting on one of the conference’s major themes, audience engagement, Lauren describes the value of getting dancers together in the same room.