When I was living in NYC, David Howard’s ballet class saved my soul. In a city where most dance classes felt like an audition, taught by people who didn’t really understand how to warm up a body or just really loved deep plié in second position, with the body folded over- David Howard’s ballet class … Continue reading David Howard
I have recently written a post for parents of little movers on Green Spot Blue (a parenting and literary Web site) on dance education and what to look for and expect in a dance class. The article can be found here. Here is a snippet from the beginning of the article: Dance education, like any … Continue reading Picking Up the Steps: An Introduction to Dance Training
Here's my November article for Dance Advantage.
I am relatively new to Twitter but I have already enjoyed the relationships I have started to cultivate and the dialogue they have inspired. One of the threads we've created is the comparison of contemporary dance to modern (look for #comodance). I have biases. Know this. But also know that while I consider myself a … Continue reading The Next Verbal Challenge: Describing Contemporary Dance
My mother painted birds. My English mother came to the US with her English husband and two small English children, a passion for art, and raw skill. One Christmas, my father bought her a set of paints and she set to work. She was drawn to nature and specialized in birds and flowers. Watercolor was … Continue reading Bird
Today I shared The Nutcracker with my three year old son. For ease and change of pace, I decided to show this to him on television, thanks to PBS and our DVR. We enjoyed San Francisco Ballet's version which aired on our PBS station last night. G-man sat through the entire ballet, only once asking … Continue reading My Nutcracker Prince