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Dance Magazine is a monthly performing arts magazine featuring all forms of dance with profiles, news, photos, reviews of performances and information on books, videos, films, schools, health and technique. It has been published since 1927 by Dance Magazine Inc.Dance Magazine subjects include the performing arts. Hanna Rubin is the executive managing editor. Wendy Perron, Jennifer Stahl and Khara Hanlon are contributing editors.

Articles from Vol. 86, No. 8, August

Advice for Dancers
Q My artistic director is driving me crazy. I never know when or why I'm being cast, and the screaming fits during rehearsals make me feel like I'm walking on eggshells. I'm afraid to make a tiny mistake. I also hate being compared to other dancers....
Alive and Kickin' Once Again: Two Jazz-Loving Institutions Join Forces
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "Jazz was always a melting pot," says Nan Giordano, artistic director of the Jazz Dance World Congress. "It incorporates the roots and rhythms of African dance, the strong core of ballet, the freedom of modern dance, the rhythms...
Back in the Studio: Actress Kelly Bishop Returns to Her Ballet Roots in ABC Family's Bunheads
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Dance studio directors come in all stripes. Fanny Flowers, as played by actress Kelly Bishop on the new ABC Family series Bunheads, has a touch of flamboyance. "She's very, very devoted to ballet--in her mind she never really...
Balancing Act: Healthy Probiotic Options
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Roam the dairy section of any supermarket and you'll spot labels all over that say "with probiotics." And it's not only in the dairy aisle. Visit the candy section and you'll even find a probiotic-enriched chocolate mint bar....
Curtain Up
I had just come back from Russia when I saw American Ballet Theatre's new production of Onegin. While Cranko's heart-wrenching ballet is performed often in Europe and Canada, this was the first time in years that New Yorkers got to see it. Santo Loquasto's...
DIY Flooring: Self-Install Sprung Floors Help Studio Owners Conserve Costs without Sacrificing Quality
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Though the space that Ana Lobe leased for a new ballet school was previously a dance studio, it did not resemble one. The former tenant gutted the Cleveland, Ohio, building down to its concrete, leaving an empty space, just...
Double-Sided Dancers: Performers Who Are Hitting the Books
As the national job market has become more competitive, many dancers have turned to higher academic studies in addition to pursuing careers on the stage. Whether earning a BFA dance degree or enrolling in a part-time BA program geared towards professional...
Fantastic Feet: The Ultimate Slipper Round-Up
You know you have to pick a pointe shoe carefully, but did you know that choosing the right slipper is just as essential? A properly fitted flat will give you the feeling of being grounded. You'll be able to work your feet along the floor easily, your...
From Swamp to Stage: Parsons Dance Embraces the "Spirit of South Florida."
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "No dancer was eaten alive, either by mosquitoes or alligators," quips Barbara Parker, director of artistic initiatives at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Virginia. She is referring to the 10 days Parsons Dance...
Generations Reunite in NYC
The Florida State University School of Dance's home in Tallahassee, Florida, is 1,100 miles from New York City, but its student dancers and choreographers are just one small leap away thanks to FSU's School of Dance in Concert, a performance held every...
Jaqlin Medlock: The Petronio Dancer Brings Tough and Tender Together
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Growing up in New York City, Jaqlin Medlock attended many performances at the Joyce and dreamed of dancing on that stage. "It's a landmark theater for New York--like if you perform at the Joyce, you've made it!" she says....
L.A.'S Golden Girl: Talent and Versatility Have Made Tyne Stecklein in Demand for Stage and Screen
Whether snuggling in bed with Tom Cruise as a Rock of Ages groupie, dancing Burlesque alongside Cher and Christina Aguilera, or sharing a stage with the formidable King of Pop, it's clear that Tyne Stecklein has more than enough star power to hold...
Maria Chapman: For This PNB Principal, Injury Led the Way to Better Health and a Fuller Awareness of Her Body
Maria Chapman explodes across the stage--her legs stretching into three long jetes, one right after another. She powers through her solo in David Dawson's A Million Kisses to my Skin, giving the extreme extensions and torso shifts full play. Kisses...
New Role
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] After five years of pouring all her energies into Jacoby & Pronk, Drew Jacoby has decided to leave her artistic partnership with Rubinald Pronk to join Nederlands Dans Theater. (Pronk will continue his freelance career.)...
Not Covered? These Riders Can Eliminate Insurance Surprises
You have a general business insurance policy, but does it cover what you really need? If a broken water pipe in your rented studio ruins the floor you paid for and installed, will it be covered? What if your sound system gets stolen at a tournament?...
Passing the Torch: A Family-Run Studio Finds Its Footing after the Founder's Death
Dancers up against a Larkin Dance Studio student at a competition know they have to up their game. The school pumps out stunning performers as if it were a dance factory. And their bragging rights go beyond the competitive-dance community, with alumni...
Sylvie Guillem: At Work & Portrait
Sylvie Guillem: At Work & Portrait Arthaus Musik. 104 minutes. $39.99. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Great artists set an example, which is why Sylvie Guillem's dancing inspires other performers as much as it thrills the public. These...
Tapping a Legacy: American Dance Machine Is a Living Archive
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In one of the famous questions of world literature, the French Renaissance poet Francois Villon asks, "Where are the snows of yesteryear?" In the world of Broadway musicals, the question would be, "Where are the dances ?"...
The Beginner's Score
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] In class, song selections must match the level of dancers you're training--and the right tracks for beginning dancers can be hard to find. "Sometimes it feels like there are only seven songs that work, and they've all been...
The Benois Goes Modern
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Every year the Benois de la Danse gathers top dancers from around the world in a whirlwind two-day event in May. For its 20th anniversary, held at the lavishly restored, czarist-flavored Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, the Benois,...
True to Its Classical Heart: 1,600 Students Study Ballet at Maryland Youth Ballet. Is One of Them a Future Julie Kent?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Classical ballet thrives in the second-story studios of Maryland Youth Ballet in downtown Silver Spring, a Washington, D.C., suburb. They have taught ballet here for more than 40 years, helping to launch the careers of ballerinas...
Turning into Tatiana: Five Ballerinas on Interpreting Onegin's Passion-Wrenched Heroine
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Cranko's masterpiece Onegin is a ballet that does not seem to age. Pushkin's story and Cranko's brilliant telling of it find new audiences every generation. Dancers crave the responsibility to take it on and grow through its...
Welcome Guests: A Strong Master Class Program Can Boost Your School's Brand
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Kenny Wormald, the star of Footloose, visited Phoenix this March, local dance students went gaga. The Hollywood up-and-comer was there to teach a handful of master classes at Dance Studio 111. "I took him with me to visit...
When Balanchine Went Home: Dancers Remember New York City Ballet's Historic 1962 Tour
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Fifty years ago New York City Ballet toured five cities in the USSR--Moscow, Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Kiev, Tbilisi, and Baku. By any definition it was a historic trip, marking the company's first appearance in the Soviet...
Why I Dance
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Watching Matthew Rushing in Rennie Harris' Home, the phrase "born to dance" may pop into your head. The combination of naturalness, spirituality, and deep body awareness makes it seem like he is springing from the earth with...
Worth 1,000 Words: Aesha Ash's Swan Dreams Project
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Even after hanging up her toe shoes, the lithe and radiant Aesha Ash has envisioned another way to delight audiences--and inspire young dancers everywhere. Her Swan Dreams Project is a stunning collection of images whose proceeds...