Tag: character dance

Dede Albers on How Character Dance Enhances Performance Quality

“It’s about the steps, but it’s also about the style and the performance quality,” says Dede Albers, character dance teacher at The Dance Center of Oklahoma City Ballet. “What I think character dance does for young students is enhance their performing.” Because her 11- to 16-year-old students get to perform in Oklahoma City Ballet productions […]

Video of the Month: Getting into Character

Congratulations to Yuri Grigoriev School of Ballet (YGSB), the Editors’ Choice winner for Dance Teacher Video of the Month! Your browser does not support the video tag. The video, featured in DT October, shows 12- to 14-year-old students from the Los Angeles–based studio rehearsing a Hungarian character dance for YGSB’s spring concert. The piece was […]