Tamii Sakurai Teaches an Irish Step June 14, 2016 | alyssamarks | More on How-To
Tamii Sakurai joined the American Tap Dance Foundation's Tap City Youth Ensemble as a founding…in 2006. Now, she's rehearsal director for the program, and she's completed ATDF's Tap Teacher Training Certificate Program. Here, she teaches an Irish step, which she uses to help students understand swing rhythm versus straight rhythm.Read More
Maguette Camara Teaches West African May 2, 2016 | alyssamarks | More on How-To
Maguette Camara was raised in Dakar, Senegal, where he studied West African dance and drumming…Ballet Bougarabou Dance Company. Now, he lives in New York City, where he's on faculty at The Ailey School, The Ailey Extension, Barnard College and Djonibo Dance Centre at Peridance Capezio Centre. Here, he teaches a Kuku combination, which is danced to acknowledge community members' accomplishments.Read More
Sara Knight Teaches Entrelacé March 30, 2016 | alyssamarks | More on How-To
Sara Knight is a graduate of both The Royal Ballet School and the Vaganova Ballet…and she founded SLK Ballet School in New York City in 2009. Here, teaches entrelacé—known as "grand jeté en tournant en arrière" to Cecchetti students.Read More
Roxane D'Orléans Juste Teaches Limón March 1, 2016 | alyssamarks | More on How-To
Roxane D'Orléans Juste has been dancing with the Limón Dance Company since 1983, and she…currently the associate artistic director of the company. Here, she teaches a successive fall-and-recovery phrase from the Limón technique.Read More
Michael Blake Teaches Contemporary Jazz February 1, 2016 | alyssamarks | More on How-To
Michael Blake joined the Joffrey Ballet School faculty as director of the jazz and contemporary…five years ago and has since revamped the curriculum. Here, he teaches a jump-and-roll combination that helps students discover oppositional energy.Read More
Archie Burnett Teaches Voguing January 4, 2016 | alyssamarks | More on How-To
Archie Burnett is a New York native and founding member of the vogue crew House…Ninja, created by Willi NInja. He performs and teaches internationally. Here, he breaks down a basic voguing combination, which will help dancers sharpen details and develop performance quality.Read More
Katharine Pettit Teaches Tap November 2, 2015 | alyssamarks | More on How-To
Katharine Pettit teaches tap at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City, where she focuses…fundamentals in all of her classes. In this video, she explains the weight shift necessary for a five-count riff.Read More
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