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Preparing for Class

Diana Dart Harris

Diana Dart Harris has more than 24 years of experience teaching dance to students of all ages. She is a professor and musical theatre choreographer at the University of New Haven. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance and has performed in musicals. Harris was artistic director of New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker and assistant director of a musical theatre organization. She is a board member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance education from Goucher College and a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...Walking into a musical theatre dance class for the first time can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming if you do not know what to expect or if you are unprepared. Being prepared means knowing what to wear for class and what to bring...

Learning and Performing Musical Theatre Dance

Diana Dart Harris

Diana Dart Harris has more than 24 years of experience teaching dance to students of all ages. She is a professor and musical theatre choreographer at the University of New Haven. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance and has performed in musicals. Harris was artistic director of New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker and assistant director of a musical theatre organization. She is a board member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance education from Goucher College and a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...In many ways, entering a dance studio is like traveling to a foreign country. The experience can be an adventure, but you will need to learn the languages of dance and theatre, develop the skills required for learning movement...

Introduction to Musical Theatre Dance

Diana Dart Harris

Diana Dart Harris has more than 24 years of experience teaching dance to students of all ages. She is a professor and musical theatre choreographer at the University of New Haven. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance and has performed in musicals. Harris was artistic director of New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker and assistant director of a musical theatre organization. She is a board member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance education from Goucher College and a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...The stage manager calls, “Five minutes, please,” and from every dressing room comes the response, “Five minutes, thank you!” Final touches are put on costumes, makeup and hair are checked, and actors begin to make their way toward...

From the Audition to the Stage

Diana Dart Harris

Diana Dart Harris has more than 24 years of experience teaching dance to students of all ages. She is a professor and musical theatre choreographer at the University of New Haven. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance and has performed in musicals. Harris was artistic director of New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker and assistant director of a musical theatre organization. She is a board member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance education from Goucher College and a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...You have spent your time in the studio learning new vocabulary, learning about the ways your body can move, practicing steps, and performing combinations over and over again. All your hard work and newly gained experience will be put...

Safety and Health

Diana Dart Harris

Diana Dart Harris has more than 24 years of experience teaching dance to students of all ages. She is a professor and musical theatre choreographer at the University of New Haven. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance and has performed in musicals. Harris was artistic director of New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker and assistant director of a musical theatre organization. She is a board member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance education from Goucher College and a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...Musicians learn how to care for their instruments before they play their first notes. In the same way, dancers need to learn about their instruments: their bodies. Dancers need to have a strong understanding of how the body works, how...

Basics of Musical Theatre Dance Technique

Diana Dart Harris

Diana Dart Harris has more than 24 years of experience teaching dance to students of all ages. She is a professor and musical theatre choreographer at the University of New Haven. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance and has performed in musicals. Harris was artistic director of New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker and assistant director of a musical theatre organization. She is a board member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance education from Goucher College and a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...The musical theatre dance class is structured to expose you to a variety of dance forms and their respective styles, as well as standard steps shared by all of them, as you move from the warm-up to the performance section of class...

History of Musical Theatre Dance

Diana Dart Harris

Diana Dart Harris has more than 24 years of experience teaching dance to students of all ages. She is a professor and musical theatre choreographer at the University of New Haven. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance and has performed in musicals. Harris was artistic director of New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker and assistant director of a musical theatre organization. She is a board member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance education from Goucher College and a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

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...Musical theatre dance has a rich history. Because the genre of musical theatre dance serves as an umbrella for many other dance forms and styles, its historical background is eclectic as well.Dance in theatrical productions began on Greek...
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...A hop on the supporting leg while the working leg is held in the arabesque position...
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...Being attuned to others’ personal space and being certain to remain in your own personal space during class and rehearsals...