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Dance Professor to Leave a Legacy

Tuning the Turn: Insights from Mary Price Boday

Leaving a legacy - The Campus Newspaper

A group of five female dancers hold hands as they bourrée on their toes in a circle. The performers, wearing leotards and tights, carefully assume a kneeling position in the sun-lit studio, raising their intertwined hands into the air. Their faces exude grins as their hands release and the song, "A Whole New World" from Disney's "Aladdin" ends.

It's not every dance class in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management that students execute this improvisation - it's "Fun Music Friday."

The class is a component Mary Price Boday...  Continue Reading →

OCU Program's Grads Emerge Ready to Run a Studio - Dance Studio Life

While many retired or longtime dancers fill the ranks of professional teachers and studio owners around the country, few have had more than a semester's worth of study in dance pedagogy. The how-tos, whys, and wherefores of teaching technique, creative movement, even composition are most frequently learned on the fly-at the barre as the pianist waits for counts or standing before a dozen wriggly 3-year-olds. Most U.S. college and university dance programs focus on turning out dancers and choreographers, and many don't require a course in teaching methods...  Continue Reading →