Category Archives: How To

The New Pal in Town

In the heart of the theater district, a handful of limber dancers are working on synchronized hip shaking, flirtatious fan-kicks … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Musical Theater

Role Play

Whenever you see a musical, you probably pore over the show program to learn about the cast’s credits. While reading, … Continue reading

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Tap’s Renaissance

During the 1980s, my tap education amounted to endless flaps and paradiddles, working with ballet-based arms and jazz hands. Although … Continue reading

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Giving Comps Credit

If you can’t make it to Boston to see Melissa Hough dance, do a YouTube search and you’ll find she’s … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet

History, Herstory, Our Story

Jason Samuels Smith—the first tapper to win an Emmy award for choreography since Hermes Pan in 1958—performs at the cutting … Continue reading

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San Francisco Ballet’s Vanessa Zahorian Talks About Dancing Aurora

Vanessa Zahorian has been on the fast track ever since she joined San Francisco Ballet in 1997. She attained the … Continue reading

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