“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 […]
America’s Best Dance Studio Contest 2010 wants to know what makes your dance studio unique, what makes it different from the other dance studios in your area, and from other dance studios across the country. You will have the opportunity to submit testimonials, videos, and photos highlighting all of the wonderful things about your dance studio – your teachers, your students, the classes you offer, your involvement in charities, non-profit organizations, and even dance competitions! Here’s a chance to rally the community and make some noise in support of your dance studio.
In 2002, “inspirational comedian,” Judson Laipply began closing his college tour act about “life and change” with a self-choreographed medley of dance crazes from American culture. A few years later a clip of this crowd-pleasing finale was posted on a fledgling website called YouTube and was shared over, and over, and over. The video is […]
Dance doesn’t happen in a void. New work is influenced by its surroundings, as well as the dances and work that has come before. You can trace a line throughout history of dancers and choreographers who have influenced future generations. The connections are like thread woven through intricate fabric. Dance for the masses – what […]
Happy Halloween, everyone! Here are some fun and frightening dance videos for your Halloween pleasure. Enjoy… if you dare! Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort Zandra Thomas’s Zombie Art House Dance Company (UPenn) – What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? More Blacklight fun… a truly scary version of Thriller
Just ran across this video from New York City Ballet’s YouTube channel and felt it serves as a reminder for all the students out there that everyone starts somewhere. I hope you find it inspiring. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVpGAOy4I1g]