Germaine Salsberg Teaches a Paddle and Roll May 4, 2010 | JennyD | More on How-To
Watch Germaine Salsberg demonstrates how she teaches a paddle and roll to beginner tappers. With…help of two assistants, Salsberg also shows two combinations using this basic tap step. To read more about Salsberg's approach to teaching tap, visit http://www.dance-teacher.com/content/technique-germaine-salsbergRead More
Germaine Salsberg Talks Tap May 3, 2010 | JennyD | More on General
Tap instructor Germaine Salsberg offers tips to help dancers gain what she calls, "serviceable loose…Also, do modern dancers have an advantage over ballet dancers when beginning tap? To learn more about Salsberg's approach to tap, visit http://www.dance-teacher.com/content/technique-germaine-salsbergRead More
Darla Hoover Teaches Arabesque March 31, 2010 | JennyD | More on How-To
Darla Hoover, associate artistic director of Ballet Academy East and coordinator of the school's graded-level…syllabus, demonstrates how she teaches an arabesque to three students at different levels. Level 2: Chloe Harper; Level 4: Cassidy McAndrew; Level 7: Hannah Marshall. Look in Dance Teacher's April 2010 issue to read more about Hoover's syllabus and methods to teach arabesque, or visit www.dance-teacher.comRead More
Lynn Simonson's Tendu Exercise in Alignment March 1, 2010 | JennyD | More on How-To
Lynn Simonson leads Danielle Conner through a basic tendu exercise, helping her maintain proper alignment.…in the March 2010 issue of Dance Teacher to find more of Lynn's methods to resolve common errors in alignment. For more: http://dance-teacher.com/content/technique-lynn-simonsonRead More
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/2010/02/technique-marni-thomas/Read 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
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