Deep Pockets Ask tap dancer Jason Janas what he thinks about pocket steps and he will tell you, “The pocket always wins.” Pocket steps can be current and dazzling, or classic and nostalgic. The positive response from your audience is all the proof you will need that you are indeed winning. What Are Pocket Steps? […]
Archives for March 2015
Mathematically, the human body (with two feet) is capable of only 5 basic jumps. It’s true! You can do all the fancy-pants jumps you want but they each boil down to one of only five possible combinations: Two feet to two feet One foot to the same foot One foot to the other foot Two feet to one foot […]
When St. Patrick’s Day celebrations push all things Irish into the spotlight, you may start thinking about adding Irish dancing to your skill set. But will it interfere with your concert dance training? A dancer trained in Irish dance and ballet compares the forms.
In 1985, Cherie Magnus was a ballet “extra” on stage with stars like Natalia Makarova and brushing elbows in the wings with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballet lovers will adore this insider’s look at her experiences backstage during ABT’s Romeo and Juliet.
Ballet led Kathi Martuza to develop an unhealthy body image – and yet saved her from anorexia. Read her story here.
What is it like to play Romeo? Bolshoi Ballet principal, Alexander Volchkov tells us of the preparation and experience of giving an emotional performance as Romeo. Dance Advantage: What is the most challenging aspect of dancing the role of Romeo? Alexander Volchkov: The most difficult part of Romeo is the period of emotional preparation. To get yourself […]