10 Dance Videos to Inspire Your Choreography

10 Dance Videos to Inspire Your Choreography

We’ve all been there—standing in front of a sea of eager students, ready to create the next eight counts on them, when our brains decide to shut down. All the creativity we’ve been cultivating in preparation for this choreography session has disappeared,...

Fire Island Dance Festival Sets a New Fundraising Record

Al Blackstone’s Not For Me For its 21st annual gathering in July, the Fire Island Dance Festival raised a record-breaking $544,555 for Dancers Responding to AIDS. Complexions Contemporary Ballet co-founder Desmond Richardson hosted the festival this year, which...

Look Who's Here!

We’re excited to be in sunny California for our Dance Teacher Summit this week, where the pages of the magazine come to life. Look who we ran into on opening night: 1. Denise Wall    2. Al Blackstone   3. Kathy Blake   4. Beverly Spell    5. Robin Dawn Ryan and...

Music for Class: Al Blackstone

Shifting between hard-hitting jazz and gooey contemporary movement, borrowing modern dance’s bare feet and layering character portrayals as bold as those found on Broadway, Al Blackstone’s choreography samples several techniques. “I always like to tell the...

Built To Last

Denise Blackstone’s studio supports her passion and her family. “She’s so open, spontaneous, with all the hugs. I think it makes the kids feel freer to express themselves, be creative.” —Al Blackstone, about his mother, Denise Denise Blackstone...

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