How to Beat the Post-Nutcracker Blues

While many productions of The Nutcracker, traditional or unconventional, are still going strong across the country, this weekend also saw countless Claras and Maries waving good-bye to the Land of Sweets for the very last time this year. And let’s be real here:...

Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture by Hilary Levey Friedman 298 pages, $29.95 For her book Playing to Win, Harvard graduate Hilary Levey Friedman spent nine months observing competitive dance through the lens of two Boston-area dance studios...

Come home Charley Patton

Come home Charley Patton By Ralph Lemon Wesleyan University Press, 2013 240 pages In the final installment of his Geography trilogy, acclaimed modern choreographer, visual artist and author Ralph Lemon documents his artistic process. Come home Charley Patton revolves...

Music Fundamentals for Dance

by Nola Nolen Holland Human Kinetics, 2013 e-book $22, paperback $39 Several textbooks have been written for beginner music theory students, but very few are tailored specifically to dancers. In Music Fundamentals for Dance (123 pages), author Nola Holland, assistant...

Better Nate Than Ever

By Tim Federle Simon & Schuster, 2013 275 pages, $16.99 “Macaroni and cheese is still my favorite food—how would I know who I want to hook up with?” That’s Nate Foster, the 13-year-old protagonist of Tim Federle’s young readers novel, Better Nate Than Ever,...

Pilates Anatomy

Pilates Anatomy: Your illustrated guide to mat work for core stability and balance By Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger Human Kinetics, 2011 204 pages Ideal for a Pilates instructor or general practitioner, Pilates Anatomy is an informative and comprehensive guide...

Underground Dance Masters

Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era By Thomas Guzman-Sanchez Praeger, 2012 169 pages, $48 From the soul and funk boogaloos, to rocking, popping and power moves, Underground Dance Masters explores the evolving styles and movements that dance...

Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques

Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques by Joshua Legg Princeton Book Company, 2011 252 pages, $34.95 Ideal for an undergraduate dance history or pedagogy course, Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques explores the work of more than 10 modern dance choreographers,...

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