Category Archives: How To

Dance Teams vs. Dance Departments

One sustains the arts while the other supports athletics. One encourages independent expression while the other places the group above … Continue reading

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The Physics of Footwork

What is Loose-Ankle Tap? Loose-ankle tap is perhaps one of the profession’s best-kept secrets. Mark Yonally, artistic director of Chicago … Continue reading

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How to Run Rehearsal Without Ruining Friendships

Many dance teams are student-run, and leading your peers can be challenging! How can you strike the perfect balance between … Continue reading

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Going Gaga

Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, led by choreographer Ohad Naharin, is by turns fierce and gentle; raw and polished; funny, awkward … Continue reading

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Perform Shoulder Stands With Ease

An inverted balance that’s at once powerful and graceful, the shoulder stand requires a unique combination of strength and control. … Continue reading

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Perfect Your Italian Fouettes

Mastering consecutive Italian fouettés can feel like a monumental challenge, but every dancer who wants a principal role in classics … Continue reading

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