Category Archives: How To

Pointe Shoes 101

I slept in my first pair of pointe shoes. At least, I tried to sleep in them. I actually woke … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet

Smooth Moves

As one of the Bad Boys of Dance, Albert Blaise Cattafi serves up an edgy but sleek style with razor-sharp … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary, How To

All About Swift Flow

Modern dancer and choreographer Arthur Aviles recently gave DS a sneak peek at swift flow, a modern dance technique he … Continue reading

Posted in Modern

What is Downtown Dance?

Imagine this: The curtain rises to reveal a woman standing upstage right, wearing just a white leotard and black high-tops. … Continue reading

Posted in Modern

Preventing Common Tap Injuries

Mark Yonally, artistic director of Chicago Tap Theatre, was performing with his company in France last summer when his worst … Continue reading

Posted in Tap

Trisha Brown’s Movement Style

Trisha Brown once said she preferred “the human way” of moving, and that this was the approach she took to … Continue reading

Posted in Modern