On this page I will be posting some internet sites that you might find interesting and educational as you continue to study dance throughout middle school and beyond! Enjoy!

http://msherndon.weebly.com/modern-dance-techniques.html
This dance teacher website includes clear descriptions of the different Modern Dance Techniques, some of which we will be studying.

http://danceadvantage.net/
All Dance Topics are included on this blog. There are some very valuable readings about alignment and technique as well as how to write dance critiques and what it means to be a powerful performer. There is a lot so dig in!

http://www.dancespirit.com/
The magazine Ms. Brown has in the Dance Studio that is geared to your age group and includes a lot of information about Dance Education, Dance as a Profession, Dance in the media and in concert, you name it!

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1083/is_8_78/ai_n6142348/
An article about Lynn Simonson, the creator of the Simonson technique, which Ms. Brown studies and integrates details of this technique into her classes.

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000654.shtml
Learn about your anatomy and alignment and practice memorizing the parts of the body!!!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/latinmusicusa/
Learn more about where the music of the Dominican Republic came from and how important it is to the "Baile"!

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/freetodance/index.html
Wonderful site which will give you more in depth information about African American dancers and choreographers.

http://www.merce.org/
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company website which will give you detailed information about Merce's life.

http://www.alvinailey.org/
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

http://www.laban.org/php/news.php?id=20
The contributions of Rudolf Laban and information on how to study Labanotation!

http://www.lodc.org/
Anne Hutchinson Guest and Motif Notation! Also how Labanotation and Motif Notation are related!

http://www.lodc.org/about-us/what-is-language-of-dance/lod-choreography.html
More information on Motif Notation-Watch the video to see how 2 Motif Scores can be interpreted differently!

http://www.movementofthepeopledance.com/
The dance company Ms. Brown has performed with.

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/dance
NYU's Dance Education Program-Where Ms. Brown earned her Masters in Dance Education
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/dance/video/concert2006
2nd to last dance in the video-Ms. Brown is performing a solo!

http://www.nj.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/2010/01/choreographer_lula_washington.html
A discussion on choreography by Lula Washington, focuses on social messages in dance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Green_Table
Kurt Jooss, a German Choreographer, who created the famous dance, The Green Table, about the horrors of war.

http://tendu.tv/
A look into concert dance through a variety of visuals.

http://dancemedia.com/
A variety of videos of dancers performing at many different levels.

http://www.fox.com/dance/
One of Ms. Brown's Favorite Dance Shows!

http://www.mtv.com/shows/dance_crew/season_5/series.jhtml
America's Best Dance Crew-A Great Show that highlights the choreographic problem solving that you are also asked to do when you work in groups!

http://www.kdcah.com
The website of Katherine Dunham. "Katherine Dunham is probably best known as a legendary dancer who propelled the awareness of the cultures
of the African Diaspora via her choreography. Her famous dance technique reflects a fusion of many cultures."

http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/frankie-manning-never-stop-swinging/291
Documentary about Frankie Manning, Legendary Lindy Hopper

http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/mark-morris/286
Modern Dancer and Choreographer, Mark Morris, talks about his connection to music as a choreographer. The Mark Morris dance studio is located in Brooklyn, NY.

http://artsalive.ca/en/dan/make/toolbox/elements.asp
A great website to view videos which visual elements of dance-such as Shape, Space, Time, and Dynamics.

The Body Series Blog-Great for information on alignment and taking care of your body properly.

http://limon.org/
http://limon.org/about-us/founders/
The website for the Jose Limon Dance Foundation and information on Jose Limon and the Limon Dance Company.

http://jeromerobbins.org
The Jerome Robbins Foundation website. Jerome Robbins was both a Ballet and Musical Theatre Choreographer. He is known for his choreography and direction of "West Side Story" as well as his work with New York City Ballet.

http://www.hiphopunite.com/index.html
http://www.daveyd.com/historyphysicalgrafittifabel.html
Information on hip hop culture and dance. Defines various styles found in Hip Hop dance.