Tag: lesson plan

Anya Katsevman’s Lesson Plan on Contra Body Movement Flow in Salsa

When Anya Katsevman found salsa dance, she brought her stage presence, technical expertise, and educational insight as a multiple-time International Latin ballroom champion and teacher. Having competed since childhood and toured with Dancing with the Stars and Burn the Floor, social dance introduced her to a new world of movement. Katsevman felt a newfound sense […]

Lesson Plan: Anthony Morigerato Teaches a Traveling Time Step

Moving tap classes to a virtual format wasn’t easy when the pandemic began: Not everyone had access to a floor that was appropriate for tap shoes, and students had to mute themselves on Zoom to avoid creating a cacophony of footwork. Thankfully, Anthony Morigerato had plenty of experience teaching dance through a screen. In 2014, […]

Christine Colby Jacques Teaches a Sequence From Bob Fosse’s Dancin’

In the mid-1970s, Christine Colby Jacques was an aspiring concert dancer in New York City. “I came into class at Luigi’s [Jazz Dance Centre] one day, and there was hardly anyone there,” she recalls. “I found out there was an audition for Bob Fosse’s new show, Dancin’—that’s where everybody was!” Luckily, there were more auditions […]

Caridad Martinez Teaches Grand Rond de Jambe en l’Air

When it comes to teaching a grand rond de jambe en l’air, New York City–based master teacher Caridad Martinez infuses equal parts technique and elegance for this tricky one-legged yet full-bodied phenomenon. Typically included in an intermediate/advanced barre series or in a center floor adagio combination, the rond de jambe en l’air requires precision and […]

Annette T. Thomas Teaches Vaganova-Inspired Exercises for Trunk and Hip Stability

If there’s one lesson Annette T. Thomas wants her students to take away from their time together, it’s that the “process is beautiful. In the arts, especially classical ballet, you can’t rush things,” she says. “The process is the details that make for fine art. In moving through the process, we create the artist.” That […]

Lori Belilove’s Lesson Plan on Expressing Joy in Duncan Dance

Isadora Duncan once said “I don’t teach dancing. I teach joy.” Lori Belilove, Duncan’s foremost interpreter in the 21st century, teaches both. As a dancer, choreographer and director of the Isadora Duncan Dance Company & Foundation, Belilove has kept Duncan’s body of work alive and growing. As a teacher, she sees her role as transmitting […]

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