The Dance/USA conference raised questions on the state of dance. A young woman cries as she describes the difficulty of working multiple jobs without access to adequate health care or insurance. Is a dance career sustainable? Is the art form? Columnist Lauren Warnecke offers her thoughts on conversation, change, and finding the “why”.
Nutrition on the Move: “Say Cheese” Crackers
Easy to pack, homemade, and delicious enough for your tiny dancer, these cheesy crackers are a great alternative to the store-bought, processed snacks you may pack in a dance bag or lunchbox. And they’re easy to make too!
“Black or White” to Black and White: Dance History and the Music Video
“The only thing new in dance is you.” A friend shared that quote from an Ohio University professor years ago and it has stuck with me. Every year I find myself chuckling to myself as I listen to kids claim movements as “their” choreography when really many are sampling from the limited palette of movement […]
Sneak Peek at the New Dance Advantage E-course
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.
Spring Fever Giveaway 2011: SURPRISE!
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.
Spring Fever Giveaway 2011: abc for dance
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.