Need a pair of pink pointe shoes to turn black (or one of many other colors)? Conventional dye can be tricky as it's quite wet and the shoes can soften too much from it (not ideal if you have your shoes at the perfect broken in level). Fabric paint is a less than ideal solution as it will alter the surface too much, sometimes…Continue
Added by abc for dance on May 23, 2015 at 6:45pm — No Comments
I recently shared an article about a competition routine danced by 8 year old dancers that appeared in a prominent news source. The article was reflecting on the appropriateness or lack of that was demonstrated in this dance. I was absolutely floored that within 48 hours the post had reached just under 19,000 people and generated almost 100 likes, comments and shares combined. It's obviously a hot button topic. The overwhelming response was that the act was inappropriate for that age…Continue
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Very few of us are just a dancer or just a dance teacher, we are usually trying to juggle many different roles at the same time and it can be challenging. When I owned my studio I was constantly switching between studio owner, teacher, choreographer, office manager, grant writer, artistic director to name a few. It can be draining, confusing and sometimes, less than…Continue
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January 15th, 2015
Instead of reposting all of my reviews from BroadwayWorld.com, I’m giving you this constantly updated link to my BWW archive with all of my reviews: http://www.broadwayworld.com/author/Sondra-Forsyth#.UxoKUV6vzC8
My most recent reviews are of “Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” and the Broadway show “On the Town”. Next up, the…Continue
Added by Sondra Forsyth on January 15, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments
Keeping your studio or company name in front of the public is a challenge for most dancers. Paid advertising can be effective, but costly and sometimes it's hard to know how to get exposure otherwise.
The adage "You don't get something for nothing" is pretty much spot on when you are looking at marketing, but that doesn't mean it has to cost money. If you want…Continue
Added by abc for dance on January 10, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Dancing in heels is nothing new. Throughout the history of many dance styles heels seem to come in and out of fashion. Historical pictures have documented dancers in heels going back as far as the middle ages for both male and female dancers for social dances, but it's only been recently where I've seen classes actually being promoted simply as "Heels".
Added by abc for dance on January 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Celebrate with us! 9 years of Dancing at the 92nd Street Y!
Two Dances in one Special Night! Swing Dancing (in Ballroom), Blues & Hustle Dancing (in Lounge)! Admission includes: two dance spaces, snacks/soft drinks, 1hr Swing Dance Lesson (no…Continue
Added by Myrna Caceres on October 29, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments
In order to commemorate the first 'World Ballet Day' on 1st October, specialist dancewear retailer Dancewear Central has pledged to donate a pair of ballet shoes for e
very pair they sell on the day to Danceaid, a charity organisation who run dance workshops in South Africa.
The very first 'World Ballet Day' will be taking place on 1st October 2014. This…Continue
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Swing & Hustle Dance Classes NYC! Swing starts Fri. 10/3/14 from 7pm! Hustle(Disco) starts Sat. 10/4/14 from 1pm! No experience or partner required! $15/class. Great workout while having fun dancing our fabulous NYC based dances! …
Added by Myrna Caceres on September 26, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
DancerDeals has launched a new feature named DanceCheck. This service allows anyone to post their favorite dancewear items and vote on others. It's a great way to discover new trends.
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Michael Rossato-Bennett's stirring new film about the connection we share with music will likely move you to tears - because it's beautiful. Rossato-Bennett explores the healing power of music and its ability to triumph or illness and disease. This is a must see documentary for the human race.
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The All Robbins program offered this spring season by New York City Ballet is a testament to the range and depth of the choreographer’s genius. “Glass Pieces”, the 1983 work to the driving rhythms of music by Philip Glass, is an ideal opener with its masterful blend of postmodern and classical movement styles that call to mind the pulsating urgency of urban life.
On Friday, May 9th 2014, Rebecca Krohn and Amar Ramasar were outstanding in the section of “Glass Pieces”…Continue
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On the rain-soaked evening of May 16th 2014, ABT delivered a mood-boosting performance of “Don Quixote” for a full house of grateful dancegoers at the Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. Dazzling Gallic-flavored dancing and full-throttle comedy to the music of Minkus helped to push dire flash flood warnings out of the minds of many in the audience. I heard plenty of comments during intermissions by people who said that driving in from the suburbs or sloshing through sidewalk puddles…Continue
Added by Sondra Forsyth on July 5, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments
A roll call of dance greats – performers, directors, critics, and historians – took the stage one after the other at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York City on the evening of May 30th 2014 to share their memories of one of the greatest of them all, Frederic Franklin.
Known to everyone as Freddie, the affable and gifted star delighted audiences during an astonishing eight-decade career beginning with his debut at 17 and closing with his portrayal…Continue
Added by Sondra Forsyth on July 5, 2014 at 2:03pm — No Comments
On June 3rd 2014, The School of American Ballet’s 50th annual Workshop Performance at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center once again proved that Balanchine was right when he famously said “But first a school”. That remark was Mr. B’s response after Lincoln Kirstein invited him to come to the United States to co-found a ballet company in 1933. Eight decades later, as evidenced by the overall high level of talent and artistry on stage, SAB continues to deserve its reputation as this…Continue
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On June 27th 2014 at the Koch Theatre in Lincoln Center during The Boston Ballet’s first ever engagement in New York City, the company proved to be better than the New York City Ballet at dancing Balanchine. I know I’m not alone in holding that opinion because I overheard several people seated near me express the same sentiment during the enthusiastic applause for Symphony in Three Movements. The principals and soloists were superb, but the corps de ballet was the true star…Continue
Added by Sondra Forsyth on July 3, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
A judicious mix of now-classic Limón works from the 1950s and 1960s along with pieces by current choreographers made for a superb evening of dance on Friday, May 3rd 2014 at the Joyce. For me, Limón’s decades-old masterworks have stood the test of time. Not only that, but I applaud artistic director Carla Maxwell for choosing to keep them alive for today’s dancegoers. As I always used to tell my ballet students, we can’t hang our history on a wall in a museum. The only way to preserve our…Continue
Added by Sondra Forsyth on May 7, 2014 at 4:26pm — No Comments
DANCEDRAMA LAB SERIES
SUMMER WORKSHOPS in NEW YORK
Expand your craft, technique and creativity in
a personalized, tailored program.
This is an opportunity for dancers to develop their potential with an emphasis on both dance and theater performance skills.
Class size is limited to 10 students for the workshop.
Faculty: Anabella Lenzu, Lauren Ohmer & Daniel…
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