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 →
Dancers are the ultimate “doers”. Amanda Taylor grew up dancing and majored in Musical Theatre at college. She has taken entrepreneurship to a whole new level, and brings dance to the masses. What started as an idea in her NY apartment now has over… Continue Reading →
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 →
The National Dance Education Organization has a wonderful program that honors dancers from high school through college. Read about the benefits to studios, school programs and dancers, in my latest blog on Dance Life.
Are you getting ready for your college audition? Read my advice posted on Dance Life.
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →