Avocados are an amazingly diverse food! You can turn them into guacamole, puree them into soups, chop them into salads and sandwiches, team them up with pastas, or turn them into a smoothie, as in today’s recipe.
The role of warm-up progresses as our understanding of dance changes. This is true whether our role is that of a student or a teacher. For many young dancers, warm-up is something to be endured before set free to really “dance” in the subsequent segments of class. For my students, it is what they are […]
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed Part 1 of Tap Is Music (And I Can Prove It). We’re halfway there so read on, true believers! So far we have covered how tap dancers can control their dynamics to make steps loud and soft and how they can sustain certain “notes”. This article will focus on […]
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”.
The dance classroom is more than a studio; it is a laboratory. It is the training ground for an unforeseeable future. In the age of standardized testing, arts environments can provide the safe havens where mistakes are treated as discoveries and expression is celebrated. Higher order thinking is a natural part of the performance and […]
Every so often, I meet a student who seems older than their years with interests far more sophisticated than those of their peers. Despite their young age- middle school, high school, early college- their understanding of the world and their desire to see the big pictures leaves an impression and sets a tone. For these […]