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{ Dd } Response: Long Legs Short Films

{ Dd } Response: Long Legs Short Films

The evening of films entitled Long Legs Short Films is a collaborative yearly endeavor between DCTV and Dance Films Association. The mission of the program is a celebration of the universal condition of movement in human experience. The evening’s programmers Dara Messinger, Director of Public Programs at DCTV and Brighid Greene, Programs Director at Dance...

Feminist Dance Mom Needs Your Help

Tis’ the season to get ready for summer intensive auditions. Who knew that in New York they all fall in January/February and every single school has a variety of DIFFERENT photographs, essays, and badly run web sites to compliment the already stress- filled process? Did I mention its two days before Christmas and if we...

The Adventures of Feminist Dance Mom

The NYT ran a pretty cerebral article on the subculture of dance competitions for young children. Verging on cringe-worthy while also being kind of harmless, the culture is mind blowing, but for very different reasons than the NYT set forth. Having been a dance mom in both the wacky, chaotic venues of competitions in the...

Feminist Dance Mom Speaks…

Parents for better or for worse are often an integral part of a young dancer’s career.  The emotions that a potential dance career for your child garners swings from “this a lot like advocating for an arranged marriage” to “thank god endorphins surge through my teenager’s body on a daily basis otherwise I would be...