Tag: DT+ lesson plans

Lauren and Christopher Grant Teach Their “Superman Rock-and-Roll”

It’s not uncommon to hear dance teachers say that they believe anyone can dance. And when Lauren and Christopher Grant say it, they mean it. Not just dance, but partner: The Grants’ innovative partnering class aims to show beginners to professionals of all heights and sizes that they can be bases and flyers.   And they […]

Hilary Cartwright Shares 3 Exercises to Help Students Develop Strong Lines and Fluid Transitions in Arabesque and Port de Bras

When Hilary Cartwright was a soloist with The Royal Ballet, she suffered two falls that severely injured her back. She had slipped discs, which resulted in nerve damage and numbness down one leg. Ultimately, Cartwright had to stop performing due to the injury. After spending two years exploring other paths, she went on to use […]

Debbi Dee’s Lesson Plan on Tap Latin Rhythm Turns 

When master tap teacher Debbi Dee asked the Library of Congress if they would be interested in acquiring her multivolume collection of instructional tap DVDs, she was hoping for a positive response. What she actually got was a counteroffer: They wanted all of the resources she was willing to give them. The Library of Congress […]

Teresa Perez Ceccon’s Lesson Plan on Simonson Jazz Technique

Simonson Technique, developed by master teacher Lynn Simonson, holds the philosophy that anyone can dance: “Any age, body type, cultural background, experience level—if you can move, you can be taught in a dance class,” says Teresa Perez Ceccon, a veteran Simonson instructor. “Also, no two bodies are the same. We want students to understand their […]