What a FUN combination: “Cake By The Ocean”!
Phoebe started out with us in the Dance Basics Boot Camp I. Here’s what she had to say: While scrolling through the “perks” offered for donating to my friend’s crowd-funding campaign, I saw “Dance Classes with Maria Del Bagno.” I immediately clicked the link to select that perk and gladly made my donation. I was beyond excited to see that… read more →
In great dance, there is always a balance of technique and expression. This is my teaching philosophy, and I’ve developed it through my entire journey in dance. When I started out dancing as a child, I was all self-expression. Then, entering Ballet study (which was ALL technique) I would get in trouble for creating expressive flairs. After time, I buried… read more →
This is my absolute favorite dance performance—ever. Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharpe and Sinatra. How can you get any better than that? You can’t. And the set, lighting and filming of the dance makes you feel like you’re there in the audience. Enjoy!
Misty Copeland is undeniably one the best young ballerinas in the world today, despite not beginning ballet training until the “ripe” age of 13! She joined the American Ballet Theater in 2001 and in 2015, Copeland became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal ballerina in ABT’s 75-year history. She is breathtaking to watch. Check her out here in several classical… read more →