My fellow blogger, or Nichelle Strzepek, has posted a superb response to my post, and the ensuing comments, about when and how to make choreography your own. It’s well worth a read. You can find it here: http://danceadvantage.net/2009/04/16/make-it-your-own/
You also might want to go check out her website, Dance Advantage. It’s a great resource. Dance Advantage is an online resource for and about dance students, teachers, studio owners, and parents. New articles that relate to the education of dancers, primarily focusing on the study of and training in concert dance forms like ballet, jazz, and contemporary, are added all the time. Nichelle writes about dance as a way to share her thoughts and passion for dance art and education. Dance Advantage strives to provide high quality information that will supplement students’ in-class learning and experiences as well as inspire and support teachers in their work.
By the way, there are two dance registries out there…both run by guys…you might also want to check out. By this I mean social networking for dancers! One is called Dance Register, and it is run by Julian’s old tap instructor, former Tap Dog Anthony LoCascio. He also has a blog. Then there is Dance Stage, run by a nice young dance student who performs in a pre-professional company in Oregon (and hopes to move to LA soon to dance). And of course, Dance Advantage has a number of great networking opportunities through its Dance Advantage Interactive site.
So, get your boys off of FaceBook and MySpace and onto some dance-related social networking sites. You might try them out yourselves -especially those at Dance Advantage. You’ll find some amazing information there!