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Things you should know to help your dancers follow their dreams, and discover their I am proud to announce that I will be giving a seminar at The Pulse – Teacher Workshop this summer! Dance Colleges and Careers Things you… Continue Reading →

Vibrant Dance DOES Exist Regionally

Do you think you have to move to LA or New York City to pursue a dance career? WRONG! Much like the theatre movement decades ago, dancers are finding vibrant arts communities and places to pursue their dreams in cities… Continue Reading →

Teaching Dance and Making A Difference

Dance is powerful.  It has the unique power to take us to new places.  Here is a look at 3 programs that make a difference in the community and teach their methodology to spread the word. Teaching Dance: Community Outreach… Continue Reading →

Guess The Year – How well do you know dance fashions?

Dance fashion isn’t like streetwear.  Think about it.  Dancer’s have dressed the same for decades.  Fabrics change, shoe construction changes, but overall we look the same, year after year.  Here’s a fun quiz recently posted on Dance Life.

Artist by Day, Usher at Night

People often think of careers as linear, you start at the bottom and work your way up.  But life/work doesn’t have to be like that – in fact it often isn’t.  Especially a creative life.  Recently there was a story… Continue Reading →

You know, a dancer and an entrepreneur? Most of us are that special combination.  I made up the word, and then wrote a blog on how you can tell if you fit the description.    Here is a link to that blog posted on The National Dance… Continue Reading →

Calling for a Revolution in Dance Curriculums

There is a big push in higher education to focus on  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) training.  And there is big money available to develop those curriculum.  Many have suggested we change the acronym to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), to incorporate more Liberal Arts into everyone's education.  Jennifer Edwards takes this one step further, calling for broadening the curriculum in BA, BFA and MFA dance programs to better prepare our dancers for their careers.  Here is a link to her powerful article.  

There is a big push in higher education to focus on  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) training.  And there is big money available to develop those curriculum.  Many have suggested we change the acronym to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math),… Continue Reading →

We Need Tutu Makers

It seems, like almost any profession that requires true craftsmanship, the ballet world is experiencing a shortage of tutu makers.  I know there are talented and creative mom’s out there who have been making their daughter’s costumes for their solos… Continue Reading →

It’s Not A Fallback Position – It’s A Parallel Career

Let’s be real, it isn’t if, it’s when. As dancers, a majority of us will need to face the fact that being a performer or choreographer alone is not going to be enough to get by. So why not plan… Continue Reading →

Misty Copeland talks about perserverance

Misty Copeland is one of my heroes.  She is so articulate, beautiful, artistic and real.

Misty Copeland is one of my heroes.  She is so articulate, beautiful, artistic and real.

Dance and Fashion – A Long Relationship

In 1958  a company called Danskin introduced nylon body wear to dance.  Taffy’s, my mother’s dancewear business, was the first to carry the products in a mail order catalog.  The comfortable and form fitting tights quickly crossed over to fashion and I was the first… Continue Reading →

More On “Is Dance A Sport?”

Here is an article from the Washington Post that confirms my beliefs that Dance is NOT a Sport and dancers are Artists not athletes!

Here is an article from the Washington Post that confirms my beliefs that Dance is NOT a Sport and dancers are Artists not athletes!

Let’s help dancers follow their dreams and discover their future

About a year ago a colleague of mine sent me an e-mail from a distraught parent. It seems his daughter, we’ll call her Kelly, wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree in dance. With misguidance from high school counselors or her… Continue Reading →

Is Dance A Sport? NOT!

It’s an age old question, talked about more today because of all the dance competitions and TV shows.  A recent article in the Huffington Post put it all in prospective for me.  For a long time I was of the… Continue Reading →

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