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June 7, 2016

Making the transition as a first-year student in a college dance program can be exciting, and yet a bit scary, after spending years at a local dance studio with all the competitions that go with it. So what should someone expect in their first year as a dance student in college?

Man In Motion interviewed three students who have just complete...

April 24, 2016

With the dance studio season coming to an end, it’s time to “roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer”…and in the dance world there’s summer study, in particular.

 

So then the question becomes, “Why dance this summer?” What are the benefits of continuing to dance and not taking time off? In preparation for Man In Motion's "Dance In Ne...

February 18, 2016

During my years as a dance educator and competition judge, I’ve noticed that the jazz dance genre has changed considerably over time. Frankly, I believe that this change is most evident on the stages of dance competitions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

I posed this topic to a few fellow dance educators and here are their responses. Our hope...

September 13, 2015

 

With the new dance season upon us, there are many things that young dancers need to consider and steps they should take in order to make the best of the season. Thinking in advance about things like time management between school, dance, and other activities, as well as the physical and mental preparation that will be needed for classes, r...

April 1, 2015

When preparing for competitions, young male dancers have their own specific set of issues, questions and considerations. But such topics are rarely addressed in this female-dominated environment.

 

Here are eight tips and suggestions, plus a little advice for young male dancers from six experienced competition judges, all of whom are male...

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