Shimmy into Dance Footage Archives

Archival aesthetics I came across on YouTube today and I wanted to share. This clip was taken from a longer film and features Gilda Gray. https://youtu.be/AgE2_AAcVYk

Opening Your Dance Studio in 8 Steps from Jacq Clarke Dance

In this video discussion, Dance Educator and YouTuber Jacq Clarke presents 8 steps to opening your dance studio. Whether you are ready to start planning for your own space, or it is still but a dream, these considerations are a great place to start. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1xf12lcYCI&t=676s Watch 8 Steps to Opening Your Dance Studio from Jacq … Continue reading Opening Your Dance Studio in 8 Steps from Jacq Clarke Dance

Petitioning for More Inclusive Dance Product Options, and Where to find Them Now!

There are two petitions going around to demand that two big dance-wear companies, Bloch and Capezio to offer more inclusive color options for their products. Since the petitions went live, Bloch has already announced it will be offering more more shades in fall! Bloch is joining Freed as one of the only big companies to … Continue reading Petitioning for More Inclusive Dance Product Options, and Where to find Them Now!

Open Your Lobby! Theaters Reopen to Provide a Safe Place for Protesters

Theatre spaces are reopening, but this time it is not for a production. The Open Your Lobby movement is a call for theatre spaces that have been closed down recently to reopen as a safe place for protesters. Check out some of the theaters that have been joining: In support of #BlackLivesMatter and the many protesters nationwide … Continue reading Open Your Lobby! Theaters Reopen to Provide a Safe Place for Protesters

Katherine Dunham on Overcoming 1940’s Racism (Jacob’s Pillow Dance)

The Katherine Dunham Dance Company was the first black modern-dance company in North America. In this video, Dancer and anthropologist Katherine Dunham describes the historical moment in 1944 when her dance company was asked to perform for a segregated audience in a Lexington, Kentucky theatre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_h0PBtv5-c&feature=youtu.be "Katherine Dunham (June 22, 1909 -- May 21, 2006) … Continue reading Katherine Dunham on Overcoming 1940’s Racism (Jacob’s Pillow Dance)