Martha Swope, Beloved Dance Photographer, Dies at 88

Martha Swope, the celebrated photographer of dance and theater and frequent contributor to Dance Magazine‘s pages, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. Swope’s images, spanning from the 1950s to the 1990s, provide a lively record of dance and Broadway history. A School of American Ballet student-turned-photographer, Swope captured countless images of dance greatsMore »

What’s Actually Happening When You Do Fouettés

Engaged core. Turned-out standing leg. Generous plié. Pulled-up spine. Whipping head. When executing fouettés—or any dance step, really—there are countless things to think about. But have you ever considered the science behind all the technical details we strive to master? A TED-Ed talk from last year breaking down the physics of fouettés has once again capturedMore »

Win a Joffrey Ballet School Intensive Scholarship in Under Three Minutes

Christmas is over, but we’ve still got a gift for you—and it’s a big one. Once again, the Joffrey Ballet School is giving away summer intensive scholarships through our Video of the Month Contest, and it couldn’t be easier to enter. For a chance to win, just submit a one- to three-minute video of yourself performing ballet,More »