Category Archives: MARGARET’S MUSINGS

Legends of the Fall

We all have nightmare stories about falling onstage. Mine happened when I was 16, dancing my first real soloist role … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar(re) on the Wedding First Dance

Ah, the first dance: that sweet but awkward wedding ritual involving a lot of swaying back and forth self-consciously in … Continue reading

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Maurice Sendak and Dance

I feel like we lost a part of our collective childhood yesterday when Maurice Sendak passed away. Who didn’t grow … Continue reading

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Before They Were Stars

How amazing is the treasure trove of dance videos available online? This morning, DS editor Michael Bailey stumbled upon a … Continue reading

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In Which We Discover that Ballet Can Improve Body Checking

For years we’ve heard about football players taking ballet classes to improve their flexibility and agility. It’s a trend I … Continue reading

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Your New Favorite Workout?

We all know that dancers need to cross-train. But do you find yourself dreading trips to the gym? Cringing when … Continue reading

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