December 2016 | Volume 21 | Issue 10 | Buy a copy
In this issue we crisscross the country with stories about innovative hip-hop projects. In Philadelphia, Rennie Harris Awe-Inspiring Works teaches dancers hip-hop technique and history. In Chicago, The Puzzle League’s advocacy-based choreography educates and entertains. And in Oakland, Mud Water Project blends ballet with turfing, a local street dance style.
Plus, a National Dance Education Organization conference devoted to jazz dance; Regional Dance America’s Northeast Festival’s present and momentous past; journaling as a learning and self-empowerment tool for dancers and dance students; and our annual list of competitions and conventions.
Get in the groove!
On My Mind
Words from the publisher.
Tamsin Nutter and Cheryl A. Ossola
2 Tips for Tap Teachers | Across the Floor and Around the Room
Ask Rhee Gold
Advice for dance teachers.
Words from our readers.
Pin. Post. Share.
What’s up in the dance community.
Books of note (new and not).
Videos of note (new and not).
Our sneak peek at dance shows we’d love to see.
College Close-Ups | University of Utah
What students need to know about college and university dance programs.
Dance History Quiz
Fun facts for teachers and students.
Champs and Change Agents
by Bonner Odell
How a hip-hop crew mobilizes millennials about politics and social issues.
Ballet Scene | Crossing Boundaries
by Heather Wisner
Turfers and ballet dancers come together to address social justice.
Raw and Awesome
by Joseph Carman
Rennie Harris’ second company delivers training, culture, and reality shock.
by Karen White
Dance educators hash out history, future of jazz dance at NDEO conference.
Power of the Page
by Josie Bray and Richard Kent
How journaling exercises can enhance a dancer’s life, in school and beyond.
Grassroots to Mainstream
by Steve Sucato
Regional Dance America’s Northeast Festival, present and momentous past.
Our exclusive list puts competitions and conventions at your fingertips.
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