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. […]

Só Dança is Taking Musical Theater to the Next Level

Looking for your next audition shoe? Shot at and in collaboration with Broadway Dance Center, Só Dança has launched a new collection of shoes working with some pretty famous faces of the musical theater world! Offered in two different styles and either 2.5″ or 3″ heels, top industry professionals are loving how versatile and supportive […]

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 […]

Sneak Preview: Michelle Dorrance's Latest Work

Back in May at our photo shoot for Dance Magazine‘s 90th-anniversary issue, we fell in love with Michelle Dorrance all over again. We’ve known for years that she’s obviously gifted, but our jaws still dropped as she improvised on set, rattling off playful but rigorous strings of tap genius with the utmost ease. Now, she’s […]

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Michelle Dorrance

Michelle Dorrance has just returned from Stockholm, where she was teaching without pause for much of the previous week. Before that, she had a pit stop in New York, a quick gig in Los Angeles and performances in New Hampshire. “It was relentless,” she says in a huskier-than-usual voice, owing to a cold. The breakneck […]

May the 4th Be With You—Dance Edition

Here at Dance Magazine, we’re celebrating Star Wars Day—May the 4th—the only way we know how: with some of the quirkiest dance tributes in the galaxy. From tap to ballet to hip hop, no one can resist the force. Here are a few of our favorites: If the Cantina Were a Tap Club… Sarah Reich […]

Watch Tapper Sarah Reich's Latest Collab With Postmodern Jukebox

Sarah Reich. Photo by Jeremy Jackson, Courtesy SILLAR Management What’s one way to drum up interest in tap dancing? Team up with an uber-popular band whose YouTube channel racks up views by the millions, and whose videos are no stranger to Facebook feeds of many non-dancers. That’s just what tapper Sarah Reich did for her latest […]

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