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Two legendary dancers respond to Nick Cave exhibit at MASS MoCA

Posted on: 2/23/2017 8:00AM

Nick Cave’s exhibition Until to welcome performance by Bill T. JonesJacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA in western Massachusetts will present two solo works created in response to and performed within Nick Cave’s monumental exhibition Until, currently installed in MASS MoCA’s largest galleryIconic choreographer Bill T. Jones will perform on March 4 and Bessie Award recipient Okwui Okpokwasili will perform on April 7.


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Miami City Ballet premieres ‘The Fairy’s Kiss’

Posted on: 2/22/2017 7:00AM

Miami City Ballet premiered The Fairy’s KissMiami City Ballet recently premiered The Fairy’s Kiss, its second commission from world-renowned ballet choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. On February 24-26 the company will bring this new work – as well as George Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet and Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia – to West Palm Beach. Then on March 11-12, this program will also be presented in Ft. Lauderdale.


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Star Talent Productions begins 2017 Season

Posted on: 2/21/2017 11:30AM

Dance competition in Southern United StatesStar Talent Productions kicks off its 2017 Competition Season this weekend with a sold-out event in Spartanburg, SC. Over the course of the next three months the dance competition will travel to 11 more cities before hosting its final event of the year, its Nationals, in Greensboro, NC on July 12-16.


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Boston Conservatory revels in 150th year

Posted on: 2/20/2017 4:30PM

Limitless dance program by Boston ConservatoryBoston Conservatory at Berklee is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year with an impressive spring performance lineup that is bringing some of the finest in the performing arts to the stage. For dance, there are a couple notable events taking place.


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New Teacher Training Course announced

Posted on: 2/17/2017 11:00AM

RAD Silver Swans Dance Teacher Training CourseDance Teacher Web, an online resource for dance teachers, has just announced a new partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to present the organization’s exclusive Silver Swans Teacher Training Course at the 2017 Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. This gives teachers access to delivering a new program of ballet classes for the over-55s from fall 2017.


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Save 10% on Energetiks' products at Amazon

Posted on: 2/17/2017 8:15AM

Discounted Dancewear on AmazonDon’t miss this opportunity to save on Energetiks! The popular Australian dance fashion brand is currently running a promotion in the U.S., offering 10% off their products on Amazon when you use the code AMAZONDI.


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sjDANCEco presents ChoreoProject Awards

Posted on: 2/16/2017 8:00AM

2017 ChoreoProject AwardssjDANCEco, a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California, will soon present its ChoreoProject Awards on March 17 and 18 at the San Jose State University Dance Theatre. This low-tech series for all dance disciplines is designed to provide emerging and professional choreographers a cost-free opportunity to present their work.


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‘Ballet MasterWorks’ back at Colorado Ballet

Posted on: 2/15/2017 7:00AM

Colorado Ballet for Ballet MasterWorksColorado Ballet will present a collection of three master ballet works to live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra in Ballet MasterWorks on February 17-26 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Choreography by Yuri Possokhov, George Balanchine and Jiří Kylián complete the program.


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Ian Eastwood drops Valentine's Day video

Posted on: 2/14/2017 12:50PM

Valentine's Day dance to Outkast songDancer and choreographer Ian Eastwood has released a new video in honor of Valentine’s Day. It features him and the Young Lions grooving to “Happy Valentine's Day” by Outkast.


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Throw Down Dance Challenge wants you!

Posted on: 2/14/2017 8:45AM

Dance competition directed by Adrienne Kellett Throw Down Dance Challenge recently kicked off its 6th Season on February 11 and 12 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ. The 2017 Season will also tour to venues in Atlantic City, NJ; Jackson, NJ; Langhorne, PA; and East Haven, CT.


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Paloma Herrera to direct Teatro Colón

Posted on: 2/13/2017 12:00PM

Principal Ballerina from ArgentinaLast week, Argentine newspaper La Nación announced that former American Ballet Theatre Principal Paloma Herrera will be embarking on a new and exciting endeavor – leading Teatro Colón’s ballet company in Buenos Aires.


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Want to offer barre fitness classes?

Posted on: 2/10/2017 7:30AM

Ballet floor barres for fitness classesHas your dance studio thought about expanding and offering ballet-inspired barre fitness classes? It’s one of the hottest trends of the last five years in the fitness industry and more dance studios are catching on. One business that is here to help studio owners get started is En Pointe Enterprises.


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Chicago Dance Month takes place in April

Posted on: 2/9/2017 7:20AM

Thank Dance Its Friday Celebration. Credit PhilamonjaroChicago dancers and dance fans can put some “spring in their step” when Audience Architects, the leading service organization for building and engaging dance audiences in Chicago, presents the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month on April 1–30.


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New High School Dance Festival in Wisconsin

Posted on: 2/8/2017 2:00PM

Regional High School Dance Festival in Madison, Wisconsin in March 2017The first-ever Regional High School Dance Festival to be held in Madison, Wisconsin is set for March 23-26, 2017. It will present workshops, lectures, social events, master classes, a college fair, and auditions. Giordano Dance Chicago will headline the event.


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Choreographer Opportunity with PUSHfest

Posted on: 2/7/2017 12:00PM

Open Call for ChoreographersRaissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company seeks original, finished pieces of 5-8 minutes in length by emerging and mid-career choreographers to present at its 4th Annual PUSHfest Dance Festival. This year’s festival will take place at ODC Theater, a premier arts venue in San Francisco, on September 22-24.


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Win a Joffrey Ballet School Scholarship!

Posted on: 2/6/2017 4:10PM

Summer Dance Scholarship Contest 2017Dance Informa, in partnership with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, is delighted to announce the new 2017 Summer Scholarship Contest! Starting this month, Dance Informa will be awarding a total of 50 Summer Scholarships to dancers! Students just need to fill out a form online and submit a 1-3 minute video.


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