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April 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Performance Checklist

As many studios and schools begin wrapping up the dance year, concerts, recitals and other end of year performances abound.  Here's a quick checklist for you during this hectic time of the year.

 

Venue

Touch base with the administration and make sure that everyone has the same dates / times reserved. When weather has been crazy, sometimes school functions will be booked over outside events and people doing the booking don't always remember to call…

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Added by abc for dance on April 26, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments

Knee Hyperextension - Training students to find "straight"

Many dancers have the ability to hyperextend their knees.  The position of hyperextension feels straight to the dancer and breaking this alignment habit is hard to do. If you aren't familiar with the differences between hyperextension and straight, look at the pictures below.  The same student appears in both pictures, in the one on the left she is standing in what she considers her natural stance (hyperextended), the picture on the right is where she constantly corrects to now that she…

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Added by abc for dance on April 23, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

National Dance Week April 22nd-May 1st

My Dance Informa article about National Dance Week 2011:

http://www.danceinforma.com/USA_magazine/2011/04/01/national-dance-week-april-22nd-may-1st/

Added by Emily Yewell Volin on April 5, 2011 at 12:18am — No Comments

Martha Graham Company Celebrates 85 Years

The April/May US edition of 'Dance Informa' posted today. I really enjoyed interviewing Katherine Crockett, Principal Dancer with the Martha GrahamCompany since 1996 and a company member since 1993.   http://www.danceinforma.com/USA_magazine/2011/04

Added by Emily Yewell Volin on April 5, 2011 at 12:15am — No Comments

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