Erika Randall

On Friday I took a master class from Ohio State alum Erika Randall.  Erika Randall is an Associate Professor and the Director of Dance at University of Colorado Boulder.  Not only did I love her class, I learned a lot from her teaching style and would love to emulate it when I teach my own…

Body Integration

Throughout the semester we have been focusing on technique and exploring how our body physically moves. But lately we have been investigating how our bodies move in a different way through artistry and performance quality. One of the awesome things about dance is that the same movement looks different on each and every person. When…

Kinga Szemessy

In my years of dance training, I have never really had the opportunity to study dance from different cultures.  Besides learning a quick African or Salsa combo at a workshop, my training on that front has been very limited.  Therefore, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn Contemporary Hungarian Folkdance from Kinga Szemessy….

Body Connectivity

After focusing on our body and how it moves in its own space, we have now moved on in class to discussing how our body’s movement expands into our environment and other’s spaces. Essential to this discussion is the body in relation to time, space, dynamics, and other bodies. Timing is essential to dance, even…