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Why I Don't Do Recitals

(First published on June 2, 2011 at The Mindful Dancer)I am a diehard, lifelong Pittsburg Steelers fan--and a dancer. It goes without saying that I was doubly proud when Steeler’s wide-receiver Hines Ward won the recent season of Dancing With The Stars. But being both a football fan and a dancer has its pitfalls.Imagine the ensuing embarrassment from mistakenly calling halftime an intermission. Or, imagine being…See More
Jul 5, 2011
James Robey posted a blog post

Teaching As An Egoless Practice

(First published on May 24, 2011 at The Mindful Dancer) “creating without possessing, acting without expecting, guiding without interfering.” ~Tao te Ching (from the Stephen Mitchell translation)Creating, acting, guiding, and (I might add) teaching without possessing, expecting, and interfering. This has been a guiding principle of mine as a teacher. Why? Because I feel it is my role as a dance teacher to create independent…See More
Jun 28, 2011
James Robey replied to Sherri Wooten's discussion 'toy box theme'
"Bobby McFerrin has a song called Kids Toys that works for a light and whimsical concert jazz or modern piece--possibly with Tiana's Toys in the Attic theme from above."
Jun 9, 2011
James Robey commented on abc for dance's blog post 'Increasing Your Students' Ballet Classes'
"Excellent article! The "ballet is the foundation of all other dance forms" myth should be registered as an urban legend. The modern dance pioneers were all "skirt dancers" in vaudeville-like shows that wanted to be taken more…"
Mar 27, 2011
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Mar 22, 2011
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Mar 22, 2011
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Portrait of a Director

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Feb 8, 2011
James Robey replied to Christine Granier's discussion 'New jazz warm up cd for the new year'
"I am really enjoying the new Aloe Blacc's album Good Things right now...also The Black Keys album Brothers and for older dancers the Broken Bells self-titled album."
Jan 3, 2011
James Robey posted photos
Jan 2, 2011
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Dec 15, 2010

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Dancer - Pro, Dance Teacher, Studio Owner, Company Director, Dance Industry / Retail Resource
About Me
I hold a BFA in Dance from the University of Akron, an MFA in Dance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and I am a two-time finalist in the Leo's Choreography Competitive Event at the Jazz Dance World Congress.

I am Founding Artistic Director of James Robey Dance, director of the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, a member of the Society of Dance History Scholars, the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, the National Dance Education Organization, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, on the Advisory Boards for both the Connecticut Dance Alliance and the Ridgefield Music and Arts Center, on the Danbury Task Force for Dance, and author and creator of the Jazz Dance Technique and Syllabus™. I have been a faculty member in the dance programs at The Hartt School/University of Hartford and the University of Akron.

I danced professionally in the companies of Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, New York Dance Theater, Ground Works Dance Theater, Off Center Dance Theater, Ohio Dance Theatre, Covenant Dance Theater, Cleveland Opera, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Tokyo Disneyland, Disney World, and Busch Gardens.
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Why I Don't Do Recitals

(First published on June 2, 2011 at The Mindful Dancer)


I am a diehard, lifelong Pittsburg Steelers fan--and a dancer. It goes without saying that I was doubly proud when Steeler’s wide-receiver Hines Ward won the recent season of Dancing With The Stars. But being both a football fan and a dancer has its pitfalls.


Imagine the ensuing embarrassment from…
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Posted on July 5, 2011 at 9:29pm

Teaching As An Egoless Practice

(First published on May 24, 2011 at The Mindful Dancer)

 

“creating without possessing,

acting without expecting,

guiding without interfering.”



~Tao te Ching (from the Stephen Mitchell translation)



Creating, acting, guiding, and (I might add) teaching without possessing, expecting, and interfering. This has been a guiding principle of…

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Posted on June 28, 2011 at 2:46pm

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At 12:14pm on June 7, 2011, Tiana Mancuso said…
Great photo...Portrait of a Director
At 4:58pm on June 5, 2011, Tiana Mancuso said…
Yes!! Tis is a great little spot!!  How are you?
At 9:57pm on January 3, 2011, Stacey Cohn said…
Indeed it is! Are you still teaching out there at all? Ever do Jazz Congress anymore? I haven't lived in NYC in a very long time, but I do miss taking classes!
 
 
 

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