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12 Performance Tips From Competition Judges Who Have Seen It All

Help your dancers improve their performance—and scores—with this advice from veteran competition faculty: Martha Nichols, Judy Rice and Suzi Taylor. Connect with your ensemble. Everyone can be dancing at the same time, but not necessarily together, because they don’t acknowledge each other. “Relax and have a good time,” says Martha Nichols of New York City […]

It Takes Two to Make a Winning Solo

Congratulations to Amanda Mitchell, the latest Editors’ Choice winner for Dance Teacher’s Video of the Month! Mitchell’s lyrical competition solo, “The Closest I Get,” choreographed by Suzi Taylor (DT December 2013), helped the high school senior win first overall in her age category at Legacy Dance Championships (where the video was filmed), as well as […]

Suzi Taylor Teaches a Relevé Warm-Up Series

Your browser does not support the video tag. This exercise follows the plié, tendu and dégagé series in Suzi Taylor‘s lyrical jazz class. It helps students manage their ribcage and shoulder alignment, while finding their centers. Taylor trained in Southern California with Douglas Caldwell, Jaime Rogers and Philip and Charles Fuller before moving to New […]