The current issue of Dance Magazine (June 2009) has an interesting article written by Joseph Carman about new trends in training male dancers. You might want to pick up a copy and read it. It discusses all-male classes that offer technical skills for men that often get overlooked in co-ed classes–beats, turns, double tour en l’air, revoltades, and barrel turns–and cross training–doing obstacle courses, runnign stairs and playing flag football. The story includes interviews with Peter boal of Pacific Northwest ballet, Carl Flink of the University of Minnesota, an dEthan Stiefel of the North Carolina School of the Arts. Check it out before it’s off the stands!