Marni Thomas: How I Teach a Contraction February 1, 2010 | JennyD | More on How-To
Marni Thomas teaches the progression of the contraction and release through basic elements of Martha…floor exercises. Filmed at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York. Graham II dancer Fanny Gombert demonstrates. Read how Marni Thomas breaks down two Graham contractions (the Lyric Contraction and the Percussive Contraction) here: http://www.dance-teacher.com/sections/teaching/709Read More
Elizabeth Parkinson's Ballet Class January 29, 2010 | JennyD | More on General
Clips from Dance Teacher's February cover photo shoot with Broadway dancers and studio owners Elizabeth…and Scott Wise. Also, keep watching to see Parkinson's advanced ballet class at FineLine Theatre Arts in Connecticut. To learn more about Parkinson and Wise's relationship and studio, read "Broadway Soul Mates" at http://www.dance-teacher.com/sections/teaching/712.Read More
Marisa Paull's Ballet Class January 27, 2010 | JennyD | More on General
Watch clips of Marisa Paull's intermediate ballet class at the Peridance Capezio Center in New…City. Thoughts from Marisa: "We'll do our standing exercise we do every class. For a minute, suspend your actions. Let your brain take over and fill your body with thought, fill your body with imagination. Let that imagination go everywhere, and let that imagination have a breath--a natural cadence that feels right." "Point of this exercise? Rhythm. And what is rhythm really helping? Control. If you put yourself where you need to be, right in the time, and have a super solid fifth, you will always know where you are. If you know where you are, you can do anything." "If you're not careful, this starts to look like dancing! So don't be careful!" "If you want to do the unconventional, slightly more fun, little bit more risky version..." "Make it really simple, really precise, and have fun."Read More
Tony Stevens Teaches Jazz January 4, 2010 | JennyD | More on How-To
Watch master teacher Tony Stevens and dancer Daryl Getman demonstrate Stevens' jazz plies that incorporate…and shoulder isolations. For more, read "Tony Stevens: How I Teach Jazz" in the January 2010 issue of Dance Teacher Magazine. http://dance-teacher.com/sections/teaching/677 Filmed at Steps on Broadway in New York City.Read More
Summer Lee Rhatigan Teaches Ballet January 4, 2010 | JennyD | More on General
Go behind-the-scenes of Dance Teacher Magazine's January photoshoot during a ballet class with Summer Lee…director of San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Read "A New Breed of Ballet Teacher" to meet four teachers who each bring a non-traditional approach to the study of ballet: Summer Lee Rhatigan, Zvi Gotheiner, Augusta Moore and Tai Jimenez. http://dance-teacher.com/sections/teaching/678Read More
Ballroom Dance Teachers College October 5, 2009 | JennyD | More on General
Video introduction to the Ballroom Dance Teachers College, it's founder Diane Jarmolow and a reassurance…you too can become a successful ballroom dance teacher! Read more on page 46 in the October 2009 issue of Dance Teacher!Read More
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