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Candace Loubert (1947-2011)

Candace Loubert, co-founder of Les Ateliers de danse moderne de Montréal Inc. (LADMMI), died on October 28th, 2011. Loubert co-fou...

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie: The Citadel

Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux are the co-artistic directors of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, whose home is located in Toronto’s Regent Park area in …

Born to Serve: Legendary vs QCRock

During last month’s Born to Serve international b-boy battle held in Montréal, the local b-girl crew Legendary met the Québécois b-boy crew QC Rock in …

Ils Dansent: Nico Archambault's New TV Series

The November/December 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an item about Ils dansent.”Ils dansent veers away from the SYTYCD…

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Cold Weather Comfort and Safety | Confort et sécurité par temps froid

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

It's always a good idea to remind yourself and your students about the best way to prevent injuries and ensure healthy and safe dancing in the winter months.| C'est toujours une bonne idée de rappeler à vos élèves les meilleures façons de prévenir les blessures et de danser en santé et en sécurité au cours de l'hiver.

Men outnumber women in STDT's first-year class

For the first time in The The School of Toronto Dance Theatre's (STDT) history, there are more men than women in ...

Eryn Waltman: Trust Falls

Check out this video from Eryn Waltman, who recently founded Toronto’s new Conteur Dance Company in September 2011. Derived from the French word meanin…

Stéphanie Decourteille: The Extreme and Nuanced

Born in France and now working in Montréal, contemporary dance choreographer and teacher Stéphanie Decourteille is among the teachers at Ballet Métropo…

 
Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

The Importance of Pacing | La juste mesure

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Whether your students have had a summer off or a summer spent in dance intensives, it's important to help them pace themselves as they return to regular training. | Que vos élèves aient pris congé ou suivi plusieurs ateliers intensifs de danse, il est important de les aider à retrouver un rythme sain dans leur formation régulière.

Yoné Kvietys (1924-2011)

Lithuanian-born Yoné Kvietys died on July 17th in Calgary. Laban-trained, she immigrated to Canada in 1948 and began working with …

 

Amelia Itcush (1945-2011)

Saskatchewan-born Amelia Itcush died on May 27th. A charter member of Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT), she performed in such seminal …

Toronto Dance Salsa: Beginner Combinations

Recently posted to YouTube, here is one of the beginner salsa combinations by Toronto Dance Salsa. Dancers Jessica Ma and Oliver Riboux demonstrate the…

Cadence Bridges Ballet: A New Season

Cadence Bridges Ballet recently launched into its summer season, offering a June through September run of conditioning, ballet classes and rehearsals fo…

Palindrome Inter.media Performance Group: Motion-Tracking Technology

This past week in Toronto, Palindrome Inter.media Performance Group visited from Germany to offer workshops in motion-tracking technology. Today the gr…

National Ballet of Canada introduces summer intensive

For the first time, The National Ballet of Canada will host a summer dance intensive from July 4th through 15th, 2011, from 9:00am…

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

The Teacher-Musician Relationship | La relation entre enseignant et musicien

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

Is one dance class better than another because it has a live musician? | Une classe de danse est-elle meilleure qu'une autre parce qu'un musicien joue live ?

Canadian Children's Dance Theatre: 30th Anniversary

Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre brings its 30th Anniversary celebration to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre May 19th and 20th. The mixed program will i…

Elke Schroeder: FloorWork(ed)

Given the often athletic demands of contemporary dance choreography, dance teachers will sometimes target different challenges that dancers face in ord…

Ballet Steps: National Ballet of Canada

This recent YouTube posting by the National Ballet of Canada features first soloist Tanya Howard and corps de ballet member Nan Wang. The video takes …

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Learning Dance from Online Sources | Apprendre la danse dans Internet

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

It's not surprising that many young dancers are now using the internet to learn about dance. | Il n'est pas surprenant que nombre de jeunes danseuses s'en servent pour apprendre sur la danse.

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