Category Archives: How To

Dancing Robbins

I’ve just made my entrance in Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, stepping onstage into a set designed to look … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet, How To

Don’t Make Me Repeat Myself

It’s not easy being a competition judge. These dedicated dance lovers sit on a panel for hours at a time, … Continue reading

Posted in Competition, How To

The Ring Jump

To prepare, tendu your right foot forward from first position. Bring your right foot back into fifth position as you … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Jazz

Aye, Aye, Captain!

After surviving your rookie year, paying your dues and dancing your heart out, you’ve finally snagged that highly coveted spot … Continue reading

Posted in Dance Team, How To

The Leg-Hold Turn

Prepare in a wide fourth-position plié.   Battement your leg forward toward your face—keeping it perfectly straight, with your foot … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Jazz

Changing it Up

Every tapper has go-to improv moves, but the key to staying fresh is switching up the steps you lean on … Continue reading

Posted in How To, Tap