For Making Dancers Beneficial To The Public

A recent TEDxBrussels Talk by John Bohannon reminds us of the usefulness of movement to express complex concepts or explore and understand scientific ideas while making a satirical statement about the state of the arts in the United States. Watch and learn more about the presentation and its creators.

Talking About College Dance With K-12 Students

Not all dancers become professionals. However, the arts produce creative thinkers, able to connect pathways that standard students may not initially consider and dancers tend to be successful in many other aspects of education and life. So, starting as early as Kindergarten, dance can be used as a gateway to discuss college with students. Here’s how one educator begins the conversation at different ages and includes families in the dialogue.

10 Credits Dancers Take With Them to College

As a college professor I work with college students every day. I see the qualities that successful students have, and I see the qualities that the less successful students lack. I believe that the dance education that my daughters received helped to reinforce many of the important qualities that made them successful in college and will help them succeed in their lives.

Why and How to Encourage Students to See Concert Dance

Why creating opportunities for students to see live concert dance should be a priority for teachers, studio owners, and parents, and some ideas about how to make concert dance more accessible.

Blog Action Day: ASTEP Toward Ending Poverty

Today is Blog Action Day, “an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day.”  This year’s aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion about poverty. I was particularly excited about this topic because it is one that has been on my mind for the last several years.  It is a complex issue and one that I have been working to understand while {Read More}