Articles of Interest
"Top 10 skills children learn from the arts"
By Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post
You don't find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering (STEM), but here’s a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts. Read more.
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"Top Four Health Benefits of Dance"
By Treva Bedinghaus, About.com Guide
Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits. Following are the top 4 health benefits of dance. Read more.
"Your First Year of College Dance"
By Emily Yewell Volin, Dance Informa Digital Dance Magazine
August is back to school time and, for many dancers, that means starting your first year of college dance study. Dance Informa spoke with three university professors for advice on preparing for this transition. Read more.
"Nutrition for Great Performances"
The Centre for Dance Nutrition
Dancers are performing athletes much like gymnasts, ice skaters, and other aesthetic athletes. Nutrition can make a tremendous difference in performance, muscle strength, balance, fatigue, and injury rates. Read more.
"The Taming of the Tutu: A Call for Restraint in Today's Ballet Stars"
By Risa Gary Kaplowitz, The Huffington Post Arts & Culture
Although it's been nearly four decades, I remember like it was yesterday: standing in line with my friends at Lincoln Center by 7:30 AM to get standing room tickets to see Cynthia Gregory dance. She was an American Ballet Theatre superstar at the time, and no matter what she performed (but especially when partnered by Fernando Bujones), we were ravenous to dwell with her in the magical world she created onstage. Read more.
"Dance vs. Powerpoint, a Modest Proposal"
By John Bohannon, TED Talks
Use dancers instead of powerpoint. That's science writer John Bohannon's "modest proposal." In this spellbinding choreographed talk he makes his case by example, aided by dancers from Black Label Movement. Watch.