Dance is/as Protest

Dance is/as Protest

I believe that dance is the ultimate form of protest, especially in our modern world. In a world that seems to unfold behind screens, dance is conscious physical embodiment. In a world that seems increasingly isolated in spite of our digital access to one another,...
3 Simple Dance History Lessons for Online Classes

3 Simple Dance History Lessons for Online Classes

It’s still hard for me to wrap my head around this, but dance programs in many parts of the country are facing the prospect of online or hybrid classes into the fall. Since I’m an optimist by nature, I’ve been trying to view the this messy COVID-19 situation as a way...
Why We Still Need to Dance – Even If It’s Online

Why We Still Need to Dance – Even If It’s Online

Like author Alice Walker, I believe that “hard times require furious dancing.” I have written, time and time again, that dance has the potential to empower individuals, unite communities, and be a force for good in the world.  But when I first learned that schools and...
21 Choreography Adventures to Foster Resiliency

21 Choreography Adventures to Foster Resiliency

Dancers are nothing if not resilient. We walk confidently into classes, rehearsals, competitions, auditions, and performances, knowing that no matter how difficult the combinations or how stern the choreographer, whether we get platinum or get cut in the first round,...