Tag: video

Video: Moving Expansively Using William Forsythe’s Nine-Point Theory With Britt Juleen

In this video, Britt Juleen, a visiting assistant professor of dance at the University of Iowa, demonstrates how you can use Forsythe’s nine-point theory to help your students move more expansively. According to Juleen, “Ballet technique is quite symmetrical and geometrical. Drawing movement in space through the nine-point cube can clarify the look and alignment of the body’s position in space, which also clarifies technical […]

Andrea Giselle Schermoly Likes to Cross-Relate Music Genres

Despite her traditional ballet training in South Africa, Andrea Giselle Schermoly has always had a wide range of music tastes and sensibilities. “There’s always been this other drumbeat in my heart,” says Schermoly, who’s a three-time Outstanding Choreographer winner at the Youth America Grand Prix. That “other drumbeat” has become an integral layer to her […]

How Gail Accardi Teaches Anatomy Awareness

To a certain subset of the New York City dance community, Gail Accardi is known as the Body Whisperer. For her part, Accardi calls her work “creative physical problem solving.” Whether she’s leading her Anatomy Awareness class for dancers, substitute-teaching Simonson Technique, or working with a private client one-on-one, Accardi has a clear vision: “I […]

Bobbi Jene Smith and Maxine Doyle Talk Instinct and Trust in Collaboration

In a sun-soaked studio in Manhattan, members of the Martha Graham Dance Company (all women) lie on the floor with their feet and heads hovering off the ground. Choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith encourages the dancers to be unapologetic about being looked at as their bodies begin to tremble with exhaustion and they move into a […]

Só Dança Is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Looking for your next audition shoe? Shot at and in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, Só Dança has launched a new collection of shoes working with some pretty famous faces of the musical theater world! Offered in two different styles and either 2.5″ or 3″ heels, top industry professionals are loving how versatile and supportive […]

And the New Edition of "Dancing With the Stars: Athletes" Cast Members Are…

The 26th season of “Dancing With the Stars” has been revealed. The brave new members are some of the world’s finest athletes—an ex-NBA star, several ice-skating champions and a top female snowboarder. No strangers to competition, this talented lineup will most likely fill their performances with impressive partnering, tricks and lifts. And, no doubt, a […]

Now You Can Bust One of WilldaBeast's Hype Moves—in Zumba Class

Looks like your Zumba class is about to get a little more….commercial. In a good way! The fitness company announced today its partnership with Millennium Dance Complex, the Hollywood-based commercial dance studio. (Your Facebook newsfeed is probably full of dance videos taken in front of MDC’s iconic red-walled studios.) Now MDC choreographers like Kenny Wormald […]

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