Notes and thoughts about Jazz Dancing
This is a collection of short stories and observations on dancing, dancers and life as it relates to our art.
- ON THE PASSING OF MICHAEL
I was a bigger fan than I realized!
- WE GOING TO KICK YOUR BUTT AT THE NEXT COMPETITION!
The comment above was left in our Guestbook. Dale had a pretty swift reaction to this one and it's worthy of being posted here!
- COLLEGE? CAREER? ARRGGHH!!! WHAT TO DO?
You're a senior in high school and getting ready to graduate. You're faced with a major decision. What are you going to do next? You've got four choices.
- SOME ADVICE ON CHOOSING A COLLEGE
The search for a college that's right for you can be stressful, but it doesn't have to if you are focused on your goal of becoming a professional dancer!
- CAREERS IN DANCE
There's a lot more you can do than you think!
- BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
By Dexter Foxworth - former Columbia City Jazz Dance Company Member
If I had listened to "you can't" I don't know where I would be today. But because I believed in myself & listened to what my heart was telling me, I have lived out my dreams not only as a dancer but in many other capacities as well.
- FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
I had the honor of judging a national competition this summer. It was quite an experience and taught me a lot!
- EMOTION POTION
Article about 'Dale on Dance" from the January 2002 issue of Dance Magazine written by Jessica Cassity.
The path sometimes takes us in interesting directions, and we have to make choices...
- DANCING WITH FIRE
What makes the difference between a good jazz performance and a great jazz performance? We've got some ideas.
- THE IMPORTANCE OF IMPROVISATION
Improvisation is an important skill all dancers should be comfortable with. Want to know why?
- DANCING IN A BOX
It's very easy to get stuck in a rut and keep doing the same things over and over. Jump out of that rut and get creative again!
- Strong, Safe, Disciplined, and Drug-Free Schools and After-School Programs
On the Benifits of Dance....
A collection of articles on the benefits of taking dance from the conservatory level all the way to after-school programs. From William Modzeleski, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)