MUSIC WE LOVE: BEGINNER MODERN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2013

Here it is…my playlist from November and December 2013. Every year, I close out class with a big fun phrase to “Happy Christmas the War is Over.” This year, my students made me proud. Thank you to all of Malashock Dance’s dedicated students. By the way, I’m taking requests and suggestions for my 2014 class […]

Producer Michael Mizerany talks Malashock/RAW!

Malashock/RAW is my cup of tea.  Edgy, daring, sometimes controversial – a chance-taking effort that always proves itself to be a compelling and cutting-edge evening of dance.  To quote John Malashock, “It is not for the faint of heart.” Though, I sometimes still get asked the question, “What does “RAW” actually mean?”  In the context […]

BEST TIPS AND ADVICE: Malashock Dance Faculty

One of the most powerful feelings of success, for both dance teachers and a students, happens when a specific correction becomes an “ah ha!” moment. Dance instructors often hear the same fears and struggles articulated by dancers at various levels, and are constantly striving to find new ways to address common misconceptions and obstacles. Sometimes, […]

What’s in a dancer’s bag?

It’s back-to-school time and we are all taking advantage of the opportunity to find some great new clothes and supplies to start the year off right. This got me thinking about refreshing my dance bag, too. I decided to go to the experts, Malashock Dance Company dancers, and ask what we would find if we […]

MUSIC WE LOVE: THE SUMMER INTENSIVE WARM-UP EDITION

Lets face it, sometimes is hard to get moving in the morning! Our summer intensive students are putting in over 130 hours of dancing over the course of the three-week workshop, and it is my job to get them moving at 9:00 a.m. every day. It’s been a wonderful experience preparing their bodies for the […]