Tag Archives: dance technique

September 21, 2017 – 9:21 am

Finding the studio that fits you best is like finding the perfect pair of dance shoes-it can take a little time and patience, but once you’re successful it feels great! Us Chicagoans have the advantage of being in a large metro area, with lots of choices, but even those in smaller cities should be thoughtful […]

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August 17, 2014 – 11:23 am

Lythe, long and strong would be some words that may describe River North Dance Chicago‘s Gretchen LaWall* in action, either on stage or in the classroom. Recently, I had the pleasure of viewing her Fletcher Pilates® class at River North’s Teen Intensive. There was a quiet but fierce depth of concentration in the room as dancers […]

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February 3, 2013 – 8:23 pm

Spotting is an essential skill for every turn you take. Good for you but not very palatable, frustrating, occasionally nausea inducing,  many dancers approach turns with sighs and trepidation.  Turns for most of us are the spinach on the menu of class exercises (and grand allegro is the dessert, am I right?).  Spotting is one […]

September 22, 2012 – 2:35 pm

Why I’m conflicted about SYTYCD. Did anyone else out there watch the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance this week? (Wikipedia says viewership is low but someone else must be watching.) And did anyone else think that they’d lost their mind? There we were with four dancers left. Three were technically accomplished, […]