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Thinking about a Gap Year? Great idea for the right dancer.

I have talked to many dancers about the benefits of taking a gap year.  After all the President’s daughter is doing it.  It can be really beneficial, especially if you are not sure how you want dance in your life…. Continue Reading →

What is a Successful Career in Dance?

I recently came across this article from the Huffington Post.  It is a powerful post from a dancer named Shawn Lent.  An artist who embodies the concept of a sustainable future in the arts. “Shawn is the rare individual that excels… Continue Reading →

The New York Times recently published an article about co-signing for a student loan.  Pretty scary stuff, and great advice for parents.  An online site called onlinecolleges.net has put together some useful information to help make sure students have access to… Continue Reading →

Guiding Performing Artists – Living and Loving the Dream

Colleges, Conservatories and Studios do a great job of training artists, but often fall short when it comes to preparing students for real life.  2 new books came on my radar recently, both are written by accomplished artists/business people, who… Continue Reading →

Makerere University and NYU Dancers show off their shoes

Dance for PD – a Life Changing Program

My mother, Taffy Epstein, read about the Dance for PD program in Brooklyn, NY and immediately thought of a dear friend recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  She made it her last mission to bring the program to Cleveland, Ohio and founded… Continue Reading →

Google know everything, and now Google shows us everything.  Okay, this new Google feature isn’t really like seeing a live performance, art installation, hearing music or whatever, but you can’t be everywhere.  Check out the latest from Google, posted in… Continue Reading →

Dance Medicine and Dance Therapy Careers

Have you ever thought about studying to be a Dance Medicine Doctor or a Dance Therapist?  Want to know more about it?  Check out my article for the More Than Dancers blog.

Looking at Different Degrees in Dance?

If you are researching getting a degree in dance and mystified by all the different choices, perhaps my article in Dance Life will help you figure out which pathway is right for you.

Are You a Dancerpreneur?

Great question?  What is a Dancerpreneur?  It’s my new word.  Every dancer I know has creatively crafted their lives and careers.  See if you qualify to be called a slash person, dancer/entrepreneur = dancerprenuer.  Read my latest post on the… Continue Reading →

Best Ways to Prepare for Your College Audition

Are you getting ready for your college audition?  Read my advice posted on Dance Life.

Dance Teachers Unite

I am excited to tell you about a project I’ve been involved in that I’m finally able to share with you! It’s called Dance Teachers Unite and it’s an online summit for Dance Teachers and Studio Owners who want to grow… Continue Reading →

FIT Presents Designing Costumes for Ballet with a Twist

If you are in NYC don’t miss this wonderful evening of dance, design and discussion at FIT with a choreographer Marilyn Klaus and her costume designer Catherine Zehr, as they dissect the creations for Ballet with a Twist.

SYTYCD – Good or bad for the art form?

Critic Martha Shabas from The Globe eloquently discusses SYTYCD in her article Yes, I’m a dance critic.  And no I don’t really like So You Think You Can Dance, and puts it in context with the public’s understanding of dance…. Continue Reading →

Think your dance shoes are too expensive? Think again!

I know shoes can be one of the most costly expenses for dancers, so I wondered if the costs have kept up with inflation.  I started my research with a 1958 Taffy’s catalog.  Read this if you want to know… Continue Reading →

A Letter from Lar Lubovitch

Dance/USA recently reprinted a letter written by Lar Lubovitch to an annynomous dancer.  It should be required reading for every aspiring performing artist. His words of wisdom are encouraging, inspiring and thoughtful. He knows who you are.

Dance/USA recently reprinted a letter written by Lar Lubovitch to an annynomous dancer.  It should be required reading for every aspiring performing artist. His words of wisdom are encouraging, inspiring and thoughtful. He knows who you are.

Let’s do this in the USA!

The UK has announced a wonderful program to bring dance to their rural communities.  What a great idea! It not only brings the arts to places underserved, but it also puts artists to work!

From Dancer to Executive Director

Rachel Moore, Executive Director of ABT, made the career transition from dancer to educator and made a difference. Read about her dance pathway in this recent article from the LA Times.

Rachel Moore, Executive Director of ABT, made the career transition from dancer to educator and made a difference. Read about her dance pathway in this recent article from the LA Times.

The Power of Dance

You don’t have to be the best dancer in class, you don’t have to perform professionally or otherwise. Nor do you have to choreograph to say you are a dancer.  That’s because dance is more than that.  Dance has the… Continue Reading →

Aspiring Dance Costume Designers: Take Notes

Color, fabrics, tutu lengths – how a designer revitalizes a classic. Here is a great article about the new costumes for the ABT Classic: Sleeping Beauty.  Based on the original designs by Leon Baskt, this new version sounds like a visual feast.

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