The Debbie Reynolds Dance Tribute You’ve Been Waiting For

Debbie Reynolds died two weeks ago, and I’m still mourning the loss of one of the stars from Singin’ in the Rain, one of my very favorite films. If you’ve ever seen that bastion of movie musicals, you know why it’s my favorite: magical, big-production dance scenes;...

The Top 3 Holiday Movie Dance Scenes

Last night I officially kicked off my holiday movie viewing, with the 2003 American classic film Elf. (I am a self-proclaimed Christmas NUT.) I’ll watch many more Christmas-themed movies over the next 10 days—Meet Me in St. Louis, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Muppet...

Three-way Tie at the 2016 Astaire Awards

Fred and Adele Astaire Here at DT, we love the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards. Established in 1982 in honor of the king of movie musicals Fred Astaire and his equally talented sister Adele, the Astaire Awards are the one awards event each year dedicated solely to the...

10 Props to Make Your Recital POP

1. Bench Add levels or a little drama, Mia Michaels–style, to a contemporary routine. 2. Cane A signature prop of the great Fred Astaire, canes add variety and class to jazz and tap numbers. 3. Chair Any chair adds another dimension to a dance, but folding chairs are...

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