Experience the highs and lows of a summer of dancing at Lakewood with Sara and her fictional friends (and rivals). Win Summer Dance by Lynn Swanson in our 800th post giveaway and pack this gem in your summer intensive suitcase.
Dance Your PhD: Choreographer/Bioengineer Christopher Knowlton explores knee replacement through dance
What was once a little known video contest for PhD students to explain their research through dance has blown up into a full-scale online dance film fest. Dance Your PhD makes science accessible and understandable to everyone, communicating complex ideas, without watering it down or shutting the rest of us out. Lauren chats with Choreographer/Bioengineer Christopher Knowlton about how he’s combined his two worlds to create a dance film about knee replacement for the Dance Your PhD contest.
Our final giveaway comes from… Dance Advantage w/ a little help from a friend. Two readers will win a copy of The Dancer’s Way by Linda H. Hamilton (a comprehensive dancer’s companion); Richard Maddock’s As Creation Unfolds: Part Three (an instrumental album for relaxation or choreography), and a micro-fiber sleeveless t-shirt featuring the DA logo (great for class). A third, grand prize winner will get all this plus a pair of the popular MUK LUKs to keep the feet and ankles warm between classes.
TWO Dance Advantage readers will win a DVD copy of the electrifying thriller, BLACK SWAN, available on BLU-RAY and DVD MARCH 29. You may have loved it or loathed it but, if you saw it in theatres, you know BLACK SWAN is a film dancers will want to have in their home library. BLACK SWAN stars Natalie Portman in her Academy Award® winning role. The seductive and haunting Best Picture nominated film is directed by innovator Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler). Daily Variety hailed it as “…wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating… fascinating.”
Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Dance in a Box. Dance in a Box provides tools for teachers to aid in teaching hip hop and rhythm to kids age 3-12, including interactive choreography kits and learning music. Creator, Tricia Gomez is giving away her new 1-2-3 Dance interactive hip hop choreography kit, containing 50 mix-and-match hip hop step cards and much more, to two DA readers.
Today’s giveaway comes from Dance Dot. Dance Dot is an individually handcrafted, portable practice floor featuring a fun, lightweight, personalized design, perfect for tap dance students of all ages that want to Keep Dancing! Dance Dot owners, Jackie and Codey would like to give away a Medium Dance Dot to TWO Dance Advantage readers.
Our giveaway today comes from Balletband. Balletband is a heavy duty latex resistive stretching band specifically designed for dancers offering a hands-free alternative to traditional stretching techniques. Looping the band around one foot and the opposite shoulder, dancers can stretch and strengthen their extension in arabesque, à la seconde, or croisé. The band’s resistance also effectively works the legs and turnout in a seated straddle position.
abc for dance creates teaching tools, curriculum and specialty manuals for dance educators and dancers. The not-yet-released Pre-pointe Dance Curriculum includes both a manual (pdf format allowing teachers to print what they need) that covers the reasoning behind pre-pointe work, screening for readiness, educational materials for parents, in depth descriptions of all exercises, sample lesson plans and video clips of the exercises, AND exercise cards with each exercise printed on heavy cardstock to be taken into the classroom for easy reference.