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  • How To Do A Cartwheel

    How To Do A Cartwheel

    In this video Benjamin Asriel, Dance Lab NYC at Stepping Out Studios, teaches and demos cartwheels and how they can be used in post modern and contemporary dance. Benjamin uses the weight of his head to stabilize himself while doing cartwheels. This video will give you very solid instruction on how to perfect your cartwheel. However, it’s never advisable to attempt any skill of this type without the help of a professional. There’s too much risk of injury. If you […]

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  • Learn How To Pirouette!

    Learn How To Pirouette!

    A step-by-step tutorial for learning how to do a pirouette… A pirouette is basic to many types of dance including ballet and modern as well as jazz. To be able to do several pirouettes in a row without getting dizzy, “spotting” is essential. Spotting is looking at a stationary object at eye level for as long as you can while turning your body, then turning your head back around as quickly as you can to view that same object. This […]

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  • Gold Medal Winner In Paris, 2000 – Maybe For Flying

    Gold Medal Winner In Paris, 2000 – Maybe For Flying

    A dancer with the Bejing Dance Academy, Wu Zhenyan was the gold medal winner in Paris in 2000. One of the first things I noticed about Zhenyan is the emotional courage she displayed in her movement. She holds nothing back in this respect in either her facial expressions or in how she interprets the choreography of an obviously complex story. Though the choreography isn’t terribly difficult, Zhenyan has very good control and is in complete charge of each part of […]

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  • Modern Dance Routine – Jar Of Hearts

    Modern Dance Routine – Jar Of Hearts

    After being featured on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, Jar of Hearts, the autobiographical song written by Christina Perri, quickly climbed the iTunes charts. Danced by Kathryn McCormick and Billy Bell this piece tells the story of a difficult breakup and the ex-boyfriend who yearns to pick up the pieces again and rebuild their relationship. I hope you enjoyed watching the way McCormick and Bell tell the story of a unfortunate relationship in the intensity and beauty of […]

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  • Modern Dance – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

    Modern Dance – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe

    Alena Follestad-Jutilla performs in the battle scene from The Lion, Watch and the Wardrobe. At the time of the video five year ago Alena was 10 years of age, having studied dance for 7 years at Lite Vite Performing Arts company. This young lady is learning to dance and as such should be applauded for where she is in her dance career. Certainly she needs to “grow” into her body and the choreography she’s given, but this will come in […]

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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Excerpt from Episodes

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Excerpt from Episodes

    Dramatic, intense, forceful, and passionate choreography! The description that comes to mind when watching this excerpt from Episodes, choreographed by Ulysses Dove, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. If ever there was perfection on stage, this is it. Clifton Brown is flawless…as are the two female dancers. You see and feel the intensity not only in their movements and expressions but even when their movements are frozen in space. Everything about this piece including not only the dancers, but the music, […]

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  • Anointed – Christopher Huggins

    Anointed – Christopher Huggins

    You’ll absolutely love Anointed, created by Christopher Huggins, an international dancer, teachers, and choreographer. A former member of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Huggins choreographed Anointed as a tribute to Ailey’s legacy. Anointed presents us with strong, beautiful choreography with the extraordinary talent to match. The ensemble is fiery and intense. And Linda Celeste Sims is unforgettable. Did Anointed speak to your very being the way it did mine? I hope so and that it will do the same for […]

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  • White Nights – 11 Pirouettes

    White Nights – 11 Pirouettes

    Is Baryshnikov ever short of amazing? In this segment from the movie, White Nights, Baryshnikov once again shows himself as a master of movement. Really now, 10 pirouettes? Let me (Baryshnikov) tease you…with 11! And as he does, he effortlessly cuts through space as if there is none, more easily so than most people can walk across a room.  

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  • Modazz With Cathy Roe

    Modazz With Cathy Roe

    A choreographer, teacher, and dance instructor, this video is one of over 150 DVDs produced by Cathy Roe. Cathy holds a degree in dance from Western Michigan University and has worked as a university dance director and television choreographer. She also owns her own dance studio. Watch the beautiful melding of jazz with modern as Cathy takes you from a warm up and floor technique to the resulting choreography you see at the end. I hope you enjoyed the lovely […]

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  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas (Modern Dance)

    I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas (Modern Dance)

    What adorable children! I have a feeling they’re enjoying their dancing a lot more than their serious little faces would imply, however. The type of music and the pace it demanded of the choreography used wouldn’t have been my pick, but what I love is seeing youth have the chance to perform, enjoying themselves, and getting used to an audience. I wonder how these little dancers are doing today! If you dance, does this remind you of any of your […]

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