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Thinking about going to college to Dance? Do It!

College is an important part of your dance career, it can take you places you never dreamed of.  Here is my article about going to college to dance posted on the Dance Life blog.  

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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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