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Jersey Tap Fest returns August 10-13

Posted on: 6/23/2017 7:15AM

Jersey Tap Fest from Hillary-MarieIt was announced on National Tap Dance Day on May 25 that the Jersey Tap Fest would be returning for its eighth year this August. This expanding festival will present a full menu of nearly 60 beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in tap, improvisation, stepping, lindy hop, music theory and more.


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Lincoln Center Festival celebrates ‘Jewels’

Posted on: 6/22/2017 7:30AM

Lincoln Center Festival 2017An unprecedented cultural event will hit Lincoln Center this summer! The renowned NYC venue will welcome the Bolshoi Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and New York City Ballet to its David H. Koch Theater stage in July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s masterpiece Jewels.


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New faces join Ballet West's 54th Season

Posted on: 6/21/2017 11:00AM

Principal Adrian Fry and Soloist Alexander MacFarlanBallet West will soon welcome new dancers joining its troupe for the 2017-18 Season. The Salt Lake City-based company will see new additions and three promotions as part of its 54th season roster. The most noteworthy promotion is of Adrian Fry to the position of Principal Artist, an upgrade from First Soloist.


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Deeply Rooted hosts South African artist

Posted on: 6/20/2017 11:00AM

Paige Frazier and Joshua Henry. Photo by Ken Carl.Chicago's Deeply Rooted Dance Theater celebrates its past and seeds its future with its Summer Dance Intensive and Emerging Choreographers Showcase in July and the 20th anniversary season finale performances in December, featuring a premiere by South African choreographer Fana Tshabalala.


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Lydia Johnson Dance in premieres at NYLA

Posted on: 6/19/2017 12:00PM

Crossings by River. Photo by Kokyat.Lydia Johnson Dance will premiere two new works this week: one to music by Philip Glass and Marc Mellits, and the second to Trio Sonatas of Handel. The program will also feature company works set to the compositions of Osvaldo Golijov.


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Jane Franklin Dance to present ‘Aflight’

Posted on: 6/16/2017 8:00AM

Aflight by Jane Franklin DanceJane Franklin Dance, a company based in Arlington, Virginia, will soon present its program Aflight in the Elstad Auditorium at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Aflight ponders the stories of migration and nature through movement and sound.


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Royal Caribbean Auditions at WDM Italy

Posted on: 6/15/2017 6:10PM

Royal Caribbean Auditions at World Dance MovementWorld Dance Movement (WDM) recently hosted Royal Caribbean Productions Auditions at WDM Spain, which was held at the beautiful Institute of the Arts in Barcelona. Next, auditions for this cruise line will be presented at WDM Italy on July 23.


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Miles Faber works on dance-heavy Disney film

Posted on: 6/15/2017 7:30AM

Canadian dancer Miles FaberThe Disney Channel recently began production on a new TV movie musical named Zombies. Featuring choreography by Christopher Scott, it will follow the story of teen zombies from “Zombietown.” So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 1 Runner-up Miles Faber joined the cast.


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Septime Webre to direct Hong Kong Ballet

Posted on: 6/14/2017 7:00AM

New Artistic Director of Hong Kong BalletThe Hong Kong Ballet recently announced the appointment of Septime Webre as its new Artistic Director. Well-known for his 17-year leadership of The Washington Ballet, Webre will keep his current position as the Artistic Director of Washington D.C.-based Halcyon as he moves to Hong Kong this summer. He’ll succeed Madeleine Onne, who has led Hong Kong Ballet since 2009.


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