Category Archives: How To

Taking the Leap

Few things wow an audience like an explosive side leap. But before you bust out this move in your next … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Jazz

Guest Who?

These days, it’s common for studio owners to hire guest choreographers—often big industry names like Travis Wall and Joey Dowling—to … Continue reading

Posted in Competition, How To

Just Beat It

In Act II of Giselle, Albrecht does 32—32!—entrechats six in a row. His feet flutter like hummingbird wings as he … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To

Get Your Pom On

Learn a combo from the University of Memphis Dance Team’s 2012 Nationals pom routine. The University of Memphis Dance Team won … Continue reading

Posted in Dance Team, How To

A Swing Story

Imagine you’re a swing in a Broadway show. You’re backstage with nine minutes until the curtain rises. You think you … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Musical Theater

Learning to Fly

As The Nutcracker’s familiar “Waltz of the Flowers” theme swells to its exciting finale, Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Martina Chavez gathers … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To