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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,...

Letting Kids Be Kids in The Dance Studio

Letting Kids Be Kids in The Dance Studio

A quote from Phylicia Rashad has been on my mind for some time now: "Before a child talks, they sing. Before they write, they draw. As soon as they stand, they dance. Art is fundamental to human expression." I see this quote in action every day raising my son. He's...

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Summertime Self-Care Strategies for Dance Teachers

Summertime Self-Care Strategies for Dance Teachers

Hello, Sweet Summer! With the official start of the summer season last week, it's my hope that all of my dance teacher colleagues are getting ready to enjoy at least something of a break - or at least a change of pace for the summer months! If you are in the #doneclub...

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“Making Dance Now”: ASTC

“Making Dance Now”: ASTC

“Making Dance Now” is an occasional blog series profiling choreographers and small dance companies to explore the challenges and rewards of creating, producing, and presenting choreography in today’s culture and economy. It’s my hope that this series will spark a...

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8 Life Skills Learned Through Dance

8 Life Skills Learned Through Dance

As dancers, we know that what we've learned in the studio goes far beyond the steps and choreography.  We know from our own experience that dance can be transformative; that it helps us grow not only as movers and artists, but as individuals and citizens. Dance...

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