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Tara Wilson: Strengthening Hip Hop in Calgary

The April 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an item about Tara Wilson and her work as an independent artist: “Tara Wilson is bri…

 

Shine Gala: A shining success

The Shine Fundraising Gala held by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) on February 5th, sought to shine the spotlight on NBS.

Feminism and Bellydance

The Bellybutton Revolution By Yasmina Ramzy

My mother was a devout participant in the feminist revolution. When I grew up and became a bellydancer, needless to say, my mom was perplexed and wondered where she had gone wrong.

 

Glenn Gilmour (1938-2011)

Long-time National Ballet School (NBS) teacher Glenn Gilmour died on February 5th, 2011 in Toronto at the age of 72. A native of W…

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Interpreting Exam & Competition Results | Les résultats d'examen et de compétition : comment les recevoir ?

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

March is a good time to start thinking about exams and competitions. | Mars est un bon moment pour préparer les examens et les compétitions.

Regroupement québécois de la danse: Making Space

The February 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an item highlighting training resources and opportunities for professionals, such …

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Jacinte Giroux and Jo Leslie

By Megan Andrews, David Gaubiac

Jo Leslie works with Jacinte Giroux as choreographer and rehearsal director. They have a close working relationship and an intuitive way of communicating.

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

The Benefits of Private Coaching | Les bienfaits de la leçon privée

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

One-on-one coaching offers tremendous benefits to both you and your students no matter when it occurs. | La leçon privée offre de nombreux bienfaits et à vous et à vos élèves, peu importe le moment de l'année.

 

Lois Smith (1929-2011)

Lois Smith, The National Ballet of Canada’s (NBoC) first prima ballerina, died at her home in Sechelt, BC, on January 22nd after a…

 

Lucy Potts (1921-2010)

A cornerstone of Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), teacher Lucy Potts died on December 21st. Speaking four languages fluently…

Gadfly: Ofilio and Apolonia

The December 2010/January 2011 issue of The Dance Current print magazine includes an item highlighting a hot pair of Toronto-based street dance artist…

 

New dance instruction resources from Human Kinetics

Teaching dance just got easier with two new releases from Human Kinetics, international publishers of...

New facility and scholarship for Dance Victoria

Dance Victoria recently announced the creation of The Chrystal Dance Award, a new scholarship worth $11,500 aimed at helping emerg…

 
In the Studio | En Studio

Alison Denham: playing in space | espace de jeu

By Megan Andrews

“It is the role of the interpreter that deeply resonates with me and where I focus my attention.

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Teaching Preparation and Research | Enseignement : recherche et préparation

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

It can be a challenge to schedule time to review your lesson plan let alone assess and develop your approach to a class. | Il peut être un défi de planifier du temps pour réviser votre plan de cours, et encore d'évaluer et de développer votre approche pédagogique.

509 Collective classes to come to an end

Come December 17th Toronto’s 509 Collective will no longer be running morning technique classes.

Compagnie Käfig: Agwa

CINARS, an international exchange for the performing arts, kicks off next week in Montréal. Among those featured in the dance showcase is France’s fusio…

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Starting Pointe Work | Commencer le travail de pointes

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

The transition to dancing on pointe is an important one for a ballet dancer, and one that requires preparation and involvement from teachers, students and parents. | La transition vers le travail de pointes en est une importante pour la danseuse de ballet ; elle requiert une préparation ainsi que l'engagement du professeur, de l'élève et des parents.

Merce Cunningham Studio faces possible closure

Almost 4,000 people signed a petition opposing the closure of New York’s Merce Cunningham Studio and requesting a new and expanded…

Tips for Teachers | Astuces pour professeurs

Post-Secondary Options for Older Students | Les options de formation postsecondaire

By Katharine Harris, Canada's National Ballet School

When your students reach high school graduation, choosing the next step in their dance career can be challenging. | S'orienter vers une carrière en danse pour l'élève qui termine ses études au secondaire peut poser un défi.

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