How To Teach a Traveling Flap With Heel Drop

How To Teach a Traveling Flap With Heel Drop

Susan Hebach and Margaret Morrison believe it’s important to get your beginning tappers moving through space with their flaps. An easy way to do this is with a traveling flap-heel. Remember to lift the knee and bring the leg with you as you travel forward.The...
How Deanna McBrearty Teaches a Soutenu

How Deanna McBrearty Teaches a Soutenu

The soutenu is a basic step often used in choreography as a transition between turning sequences or before more virtuosic movements. In class, Deanna McBrearty concentrates on the step’s coordination. Deanna McBrearty grew up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,...
WATCH and Learn a Giordano Jazz Combination

WATCH and Learn a Giordano Jazz Combination

This sequence takes dancers through several foundational poses of the Giordano jazz technique. These positions aren’t stagnant—they flow together with continuous energy. Nan Giordano stresses that the dancer’s powerful gaze is quintessential to authentic...

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