Bob Boross Demonstrates a Tricky Matt Mattox Tendu

Boross studied extensively with jazz legend Matt Mattox, wrote his master’s thesis on Mattox’s career and has been a professor in six university dance programs. Here, he teaches one of Mattox’s codified warm-up...

Peter Brandenhoff's Take on Bournonville

Peter Brandenhoff is on faculty at Ballet Arts and The Ailey School, where he teaches the technique of 19th-century Danish choreographer August Bournonville. Here, he teaches the Bournonville grand jeté, a signature step in the...

Partnering With Talli Jackson

Talli Jackson is a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the recipient of a Princess Grace Award. Here, he teaches a contemporary side hip suspension, a basic partnering lift that requires efficient distribution of...

The Ailey School's Maguette Camara Teaches West African

Maguette Camara was raised in Dakar, Senegal, where he studied West African dance and drumming with Ballet Bougarabou Dance Company. Now, he lives in New York City, where he’s on faculty at The Ailey School, The Ailey Extension, Barnard College and Djonibo Dance...

Sara Knight Teaches Entrelacé

Sara Knight is a graduate of both The Royal Ballet School and the Vaganova Ballet Academy, and she founded SLK Ballet School in New York City in 2009. Here, teaches entrelacé—known as “grand jeté en tournant en arrière” to Cecchetti...

Roxane D'Orléans Juste: How I Teach Limón

On a chilly Friday morning in a New York City studio, a group of students are making themselves fall, over and over again. This isn’t an exercise in futility—it’s Roxane D’Orléans Juste’s class in Limón technique, and the dancers are venturing...

Contemporary Jazz With Michael Blake

Michael Blake joined the Joffrey Ballet School faculty as director of the jazz and contemporary program five years ago and has since revamped the curriculum. Here, he teaches a jump-and-roll combination that helps students discover oppositional...

Katharine Pettit Teaches A Five-Count Riff

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Katharine Pettit teaches tap at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City, where she focuses on fundamentals in all of her classes. In this video, she explains the weight shift necessary for a five-count...

Wes Veldink Teaches Contemporary

Wes Veldink teaches contemporary classes focused on specificity at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Here, he explains a hinge and roll combination on the floor, using core strength rather than hands.   Your browser does not support the video...

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