“This section includes:

-questions frequently asked by students, patrons, and sometimes other dancers

-interesting, unusual, and/or important questions NOT so frequently asked, but which deserve to be answered

-versions of articles prepared for classes, troupes, and workshops.

I do not hide behind pseudonyms, alter-egos or “forums” to express my opinion. When I don’t know the answer to a question, I do some research and find out, or refer the question to someone with more experience and authority. I don’t fabricate answers, nor are they comprised of solely my opinion and nothing else.  I won’t simply repeat what I have heard from other dancers.

It is my sincere wish that readers learn something new, and I’m always happy to field questions.

Do you have a question that you need answered? Email me!”


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NOTE:All articles and FAQs are intended for informational purposes by individual site users. All articles are copyrighted and may not be duplicated, published, or distributed without my expressed written consent. I will generally consent to other dancers using these articles with my permission and proper credit.
I also welcome contributions from other teachers and performers. Please email your articles, reviews, op-eds , and resource lists to Nicola as Word or Macintosh Office Works documents.