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This Year National Dance Day is Accessible to Everyone

July 29, 2011


As many of you may know, the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) is hosting the second annual National Dance Day tomorrow, July 30. Last year, National Dance Day received thousands of video submissions from all over the country showing people performing the official “national dance” choreography by Napoleon and Tabitha D’Umo. […]

Participate in Dance-Related Conversations on Twitter

July 10, 2011


If you aren’t a Twitter user already, get involved! In this digital age there is so much online content to share and discuss and Twitter is a great platform for that. On this particular social networking site, hashtags (#) are used to denote keywords or topics of conversation. Users include these short topic titles within […]

Former So You Think You Can Dance Contestants Interact with Fans on Twitter

May 30, 2011


There is an entirely new breed of super fans emerging in the age of social media. Though I don’t believe that there will ever again be dancers as widely known as Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire, contestants from TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and Dancing With the Stars have begun to […]

National Dance Week Day 7, Sonia Reiter tUnE-yArDs music video

April 28, 2011


I have watched this video about ten times today. The song is called “Bizness” and it’s by a band called tUnE-yArDs. Sonia Reiter composed the choreography and Mimi Cave directed. I love the kids at the beginning, and the dance portion in the second half is awesome as well. This isn’t necessarily what I would […]

National Dance Week Day 6, Kevin Jenkins “Finding Narnia”

April 27, 2011


Recently I have realized that in this crazy world of 21st century of social networking, the dance community is one of the last surviving social networks that still smothers their comrades with love each and everytime they see them. In most other communities that I’m involved in, a lot of our information sharing happens primarily […]

National Dance Week Day 3, Wade Robson “Burning Room”

April 24, 2011


The following dance on film was choreographed by Wade Robson. He set this piece on Katee Shean and Joshua Allen on So You Think You Can Dance Season 4 as well, but I love the intimacy in this video. Dancers: Ben Susak and Pam Chu Music: John Mayer “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”

In The World of Microblogging, Video Adds Context

April 22, 2011


For me, microblogging sites such as Twitter and Facebook can sometimes feel very text heavy. If an organization that I have “liked” or followed posts a video that looks interesting, I almost always take some time to check it out. For dance companies, dance studios, and dancers alike it is very important to post video […]