What Is: The New Dance Group Gala Historical Concert – Retrospective 1930s – 1970s

This mid-20th century period of dance, while not so long ago, produced many fascinating and artistically significant dances worthy of meticulous preservation. Members of the New Dance Group were idealistic artistic innovators that aimed to make dance a viable statement about the social injustices of the world. This film presents some of the most influential […]

What Is: How to Dance Through Time, vol. IV – The Elegance of Baroque Social Dance

The fourth volume of the How to Dance Through Time series teaches the famously patterned dance steps from the French Baroque courts and countryside. These forms are the precursor to ballet and ballroom dance. Learn the Minuet, danced as a romantic courtship ritual and the intricate Allemande, known for its kaleidoscope of handholds. Next, take […]

Favorite Dancetime Publications’ Dance Quotes of the Month

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” – Martha Graham “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a […]

In Four Words Can you #TheorizeThis?

Theorize what you see in four words or less in the comments section below! Look out for ongoing posts here on our site, on our Facebook page and on Twitter of dance clips, dance photos and clips about the power of dance, and what it means to you! We’d love to hear from you! We’ll […]

What Is: Tap Dance History – From Vaudeville to Film?

Edited by Stuart Math, Tap Dance History – From Vaudeville to Film is a one-of-a-kind collection of rarely seen original film footage from Soundies and short films of the 1930’s and 1940’s. The films come from the private collection of Mark Cantor’s Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive, a collection of the National Museum of American […]

In Three Sentences Can You #TheorizeThis?

Theorize what you see in three sentences or less in the comments section below! Look out for ongoing posts here on our site, on our Facebook page and on Twitter of dance clips, dance photos and clips about the power of dance, and what it means to you! We’d love to hear from you! We’ll […]

A Peek at Hill’s “The Missing Scholarship of American Tap Dance”

We recently published Dances and Dance Historians: 4 Clear Cut Ways to Help You Keep Dance Alive on our Dance Culture Editorial suggesting ways one can go about archiving dance and why it is so important. The piece briefly explores ways to archive dance as well as the importance of archiving dance in order to […]

Favorite Josephine Baker Quotes and the Danse Sauvage

Josephine Baker has always been one of my greatest heroines. Her dancing, beauty, talent, glamour, intellect and courage has been an example of exceptional grace. Here is a list of some of my favorite Josephine Baker quotes as featured on Josephine Baker’s Official Site.

Dancetime Publications’ “History and Concept of Hip Hop Dance” Director, Moncell Durden

Dancetime Publications produced our exciting documentary, History and Concept of Hip Hop Dance: The Street Culture That Became a Global Expression, conceived and directed by Moncell Durden, recognized for his research on African-American social dance.

3 Tips to Finding the Perfect Ballet Flat and VOGUE’s List of “Ballet Inspired Shoes to Indulge Your Inner Romantic”

Many dancers wear styles and clothes we take class, rehearse and perform in as everyday wear, indulging in our inner-dancer outside of the studio. Leggings and off the shoulder sweaters, a pair of cozy leg warmers over boots and skinny jeans or those long flowing dresses made of chiffon and lace, easily fit the bill.