"Even when you're an alum, you want to come back, you want to continue working here," student Clara Pallordet said. "It's just such a special opportunity, and it enlightens you so much, you want to continue with it."
Dance Teacher: Jacques d’Amboise Shares An Unusual Lesson from Balanchine at Dance on Camera’s Kickoff Event
"After a composite of d'Amboise's charismatic dancing was shown, Jacques regaled us with stories. He didn't talk about dancing for Mr. B, he didn't talk about his dazzling turns in the movie Carousel, or how dashing he looked in the emerald green shirt in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He talked about Tanaquil Le Clerq in Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun (1953)—a tiny clip of it was in the montage that DFA showed in tribute to him."
"Before the main event, 80 local children participants of The Performance Project: Youth in Motion will take the stage. It will be their last performance of SPAC’s two-week dance intensive. National Dance Institute choreographed the dance and supported the initiative to teach children dance skills and gain self-confidence."