Help! I'm a Dance Parent

Help! I'm a Dance Parent

Q: My tween is begging me to go to a faraway summer intensive, claiming “all my friends are going.” How do I know if she’s ready?A: It can feel like a rite of passage for serious dancers to attend an intensive at a major ballet school. They dance all...
Stacey Calvert: How I Teach a Piqué Turn

Stacey Calvert: How I Teach a Piqué Turn

While leading a rehearsal of Balanchine’s Serenade, Stacey Calvert can’t help but join in, marking at the front of the studio with a grin on her face. It’s a Friday morning at the University of South Carolina—where Calvert taught and staged works for...

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