Meet Dario Natarelli, the 21-Year-Old Tap Dancer Who's Already Served as Michelle Dorrance's Assistant Choreographer

While tapping to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Dario Natarelli finds a way to make something we have all heard before sound new. His choreography alternately matches the rhythmic cadence of King’s words and honors the meaningful pauses between them. Watching the masterful control he has over his footwork and dynamics, […]

Rhythm in Motion Is The Ultimate Celebration of Tap in New York City

Every summer Tap City gives New Yorkers a week of classes, events and awards culminating in “Rhythm in Motion.” This year the showcase, on July 11, has gathered star tappers—and not only tappers—in a mix of tradition and innovation. Chloe Arnold’s new group Apartment 33 (her previous group, Syncopated Ladies, went viral) as well as […]

These Three Tap Legends Argue That Tap Deserves More Respect

In 1989, Congress passed a resolution naming May 25—the birthday of tap legend Bill “Bojangles” Robinson—as National Tap Dance Day, and it has been celebrated annually on that date ever since. For years, the May issue of Dance Magazine featured a tap dancer on its cover to coincide with the holiday and highlight the form. […]

How An ADHD Diagnosis Propelled My Confidence in Dance

To me, dancing is an opportunity to exist in an alternate reality. With my imagination moving galaxies per minute, there’s no telling what I will do, when or how—and that’s my escape from this world. It’s common for my mind to drift off and borrow ideas from a character in a Disney movie while performing […]

G-Chat Recap: Editors Discuss 2017 Fall For Dance

Fall For Dance is always a huge talkabout here in the Dance Media offices. So after all the programs were performed this year, a few of the editors from Dance Magazine, Pointe and Dance Teacher got together on Google Hangouts this morning to share our thoughts. Here are excerpts from our convo: Jennifer Stahl, Dance […]

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