Every dancer has a dream role. For some, it’s one character they’ve dreamed of dancing, often from a young age. For others, it extends beyond the stage—a dream role can be less about portraying a specific part or dancing in a particular show and more about finding a career path that feels perfectly suited to them.
Over the last 36 years, scores of dancers passed through Wilhelm Burmann’s studio doors at Steps on Broadway in New York City. Burmann, who went by “Willy,” welcomed everyone—from huge dance stars to young students with huge dreams. He also welcomed adult students seeking to improve their technique and even students just taking ballet class […]
When it comes to flexibility, more isn’t always better. Donna Flagg says that many of the dancers who show up at her Lastics Stretch Technique classes at studios like Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway are already hypermobile. “They’re so loose,” she says, “they just yank their legs as far as they can.” That’s […]
The iconic New York City dance studio Steps on Broadway has a new leader coming on board: Joe Lanteri. The New York City Dance Alliance founder will be Steps’ new co-owner and executive director. “For me, it’s a big full circle,” says Lanteri, who used to take class at Steps when he first moved to […]
You know you’ve got something going for you when stars from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre—plus our favorite celebrity dance fan, Jennifer Garner—are all fangirling about you on Instagram. The man of the hour is Nick Palmquist, a choreographer and teacher who can often be found dishing out irresistibly sultry commercial jazz […]
New Yorkers use ClassPass to jump around between the trendiest (and often, most expensive) boutique fitness studios. But it’s a little-known secret that some of the city’s best dance studios are available through the monthly service, too. Plans range from $45-$135 a month, and allow you to take up to three classes a month at […]
What lengths would you go to in order to further your dance career? For some of us, we’re willing to build our life and work in two separate cities to make our wildest dreams come true. I recently learned that there is a term for people like me who travel between two major metropolitan areas. […]