DANCE NEWS


Stagestep releases new SimplyGone product

Posted on: 12/6/2017 10:45AM

Cleaning dance fitness floorsLeading dance flooring company Stagestep has introduced a new product, SimplyGone, which it describes as an incredibly effective scuff and dye mark remover for dance, theatrical and fitness floors. Purchasers can now just apply, agitate, and wipe away grungy and unsightly marks for a clean professional look.


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ABT to perform ‘Nutcracker’ 13 times in Cali

Posted on: 12/5/2017 1:35PM

American Ballet Theatre's The NutcrackerCalifornians, you have 13 chances to see American Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker in your home state this month! Thanks to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, you can see leading dancers like Misty Copeland and Daniil Simkin perform the choreography by ABT Artist-in-Residence Alexei Ratmansky live from December 7-17.


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Chicago 'Nutcracker' unites ballet and hip-hop

Posted on: 12/4/2017 10:15AM

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in ChicagoHyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) offers fans of ballet, modern and hip-hop its annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, featuring more than 175 dancers—from seven-year-olds to grandparents—supported by more than 100 volunteers. Performances are December 8–10 at Mandel Hall on the University of Chicago campus.


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Introducing the new Alexandra Costumes!

Posted on: 12/1/2017 11:25AM

Dance Costumes by Just For KixIn August, the new Alexandra Costumes was launched! It was the new creation of Just For Kix, the fashionable dancewear company that also offers dance classes and camps all over the United States. Just For Kix had been designing and producing dance costumes for years and decided it was time to launch a whole separate line and brand.


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Kyle Hanagami releases 'Love In the Dark'

Posted on: 11/30/2017 10:00AM

Kyle Hanagami ChoreographyChoreographer Kyle Hanagami has released his latest dance film project set to the Leroy Sanchez cover of Adele’s “Love In The Dark”. He noted on the YouTube post that he put his heart and soul into this choreography.


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Ballet West unwraps shiny new 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 11/29/2017 11:15AM

Ballerinas in The Nutcracker. Photo by Beau Pearson.After a two-year, $3-million renovation, Salt Lake City’s Ballet West is thrilled to present its updated production of Willam Christensen's The Nutcracker on December 2-30. Thanks to the patronage of The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, this new production will debut fresh colorful sets, polished props, sparkling costumes and whimsical special effects.


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Brooklyn show presents five new works

Posted on: 11/28/2017 10:45AM

Bluejays, an excerpt from Tempus FugitFive choreographers—Artis Smith, Germaine Salsberg, Kevin Predmore, Traci Stanfield and Nicole Ohr—will collaborate with current and graduated Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music composers for a program of new tap, modern and contemporary dances on Saturday, December 2. 


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Sokolow ensemble names new director

Posted on: 11/27/2017 12:25PM

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble’s new Artistic DirectorThe Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, the only New York modern dance company dedicated to the works of the late Anna Sokolow, has undergone a change in artistic directorship. Longtime Sokolow dancer Samantha Geracht has been named as the new Artistic Director.


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‘To The Sea’ calls for submissions

Posted on: 11/24/2017 7:00AM

Santa Monica Pier Dance ShowsJacob Jonas The Company and Dance Camera West will be presenting individual choreographers and dance companies from all dance forms and genres in To The Sea: Dance Concerts On The Pier from April 12-15, 2018. As part of the 17th Annual Dance Camera West Festival, To The Sea performances will be presented on the West End of the Santa Monica Pier.


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The Ballet Glider is a perfect dancer gift

Posted on: 11/23/2017 8:00AM

Barre accessory for dancersNYC ballet instructor Kathryn Sullivan has designed a new and practical ballet accessory for dancers stretching on the barre – The Ballet Glider. This product allows the dancer to slide with ease on the barre, without sticking, scraping or getting splinters.


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ADF calls for alumni to submit works

Posted on: 11/22/2017 7:05AM

ADF calls for alumni to submit worksThe American Dance Festival (ADF) invites alumni of its Six Week School and Three Week School (formerly Four Week School for Young Dancers) to submit proposals to have works of their own creation included in the 2018 ADF season. The deadline to apply is December 1.


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McCallum Theatre's 20th Anniversary Choreography Festival wraps up

Posted on: 11/20/2017 12:00PM

'Black and White' by Manuel Vignoulle McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA recently presented its 20th Annual Choreography Festival. Exciting original choreography by dance makers from across the nation was premiered at this one-of-a-kind festival on November 11 and 12.


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Steps on Broadway holds Classes for a Cause

Posted on: 11/18/2017 9:00AM

Dance Classes for a CauseNew York City’s premier dance studio and training organization Steps on Broadway is raising funds for disaster relief the week of Thanksgiving. Dancers can attend Classes for a Cause and class proceeds will directly support the survivors of recent natural disasters, helping those affected by wildfires, hurricanes and flooding in California, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Texas.


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Eisenhower Dance to heat up December

Posted on: 11/17/2017 8:00AM

December Dances 2017Eisenhower Dance, a premier contemporary dance company in Detroit, Michigan, will soon present its annual December celebration of innovative dance. This year’s December Dances program will be Friday, December 8 at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills. It will feature two premieres.


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MSA Talent Agency to launch southern branch

Posted on: 11/16/2017 12:20PM

MSA Talent Agency launches MSA SouthMcDonald/Selznick Associates (MSA), a global leader in dance and choreography representation, will launch its southern branch, MSASouth, in Atlanta, Georgia this fall. The official launch event, complete with red carpet appearances and a lineup of performances by its stellar client roster, will take place on November 29.


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GA ballet troupe announces exciting first

Posted on: 11/15/2017 11:00AM

Rachael Graham and Sasha WestIt took 36 years but in 2017 Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker will feature an exciting first. GBT’s Nutcracker 2017 has cast two young African American ballerinas in the lead role of Sugar Plum, a first for Gwinnett’s oldest performing nonprofit organization that has presented The Nutcracker to regional audiences since 1981.


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Signed Pointe Shoes to Fight Child Slavery

Posted on: 11/14/2017 12:00PM

Cloud & Victory FundraiserCloud & Victory, an ethical dancewear and ballet brand for dancers, recently launched its newest initiative – Pointes Against Child Slavery. Through this Saturday, November 18, dancers can purchase a pair of pointe shoes from their favorite ballet dancer and contribute to the fight against child abuse.


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2017 Martha Hill Awards Gala coming up

Posted on: 11/13/2017 6:00PM

Martha Hill Dance Fund 2017 Award Recipients The Martha Hill Dance Fund will host its 2017 Awards Gala on Monday, November 20 at the Manhattan Penthouse in New York City. This year the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are dance historian and archivist Norton Owen and dance educator Alice Teirstein. The 2017 Mid-Career Award recipients are choreographer Robert Garland and dance activist Denise Hurlin Roberts.


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DanceClassMusic.com unveils Holiday Sales

Posted on: 11/11/2017 9:00AM

Jay Distributors Dance Studio MusicJay Distributors and DanceClassMusic.com offer hundreds of music, DVD and CD ROM titles for dance class training, and just in time for the holidays, they’ve announced a new sale! Shoppers can currently enjoy 15% off holiday titles.


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Pretty Girl Cosmetics offers samples

Posted on: 11/10/2017 7:05AM

ColorOn Beauty makeupStudio Owners and Cheer Gym Directors, did you know Pretty Girl Cosmetics by ColorOn Beauty offers you free makeup samples? Owners and directors who want their dance teams and companies to have uniformity in their makeup application should contact Pretty Girl Cosmetics and ask about the custom kit options.


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Debbie Reynolds Studio has new owners!

Posted on: 11/9/2017 12:15PM

North Hollywood dance studiosDebbie Reynolds Studio, established in 1979 in North Hollywood by the American actress and dancer herself, has now unveiled new leadership and a new name. Faculty member Teresa Espinosa, commercial dancer Marie Courchinoux and her husband Austin Wright are officially the new owners of “Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios.” Clear Talent Group dancer Shorty Rocc and Gabriel Augustus are also part of the freshly launched creative and business team.


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Tiler Peck shines on ‘The Ellen Show’

Posted on: 11/9/2017 9:30AM

NYCB dancer on The Ellen ShowNew York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck is on fire! The leading ballerina has had a jam-packed year and she’s not losing steam yet! On November 3, she starred in a fast-footed solo on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Peck was the first ballerina ever on the popular show!


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Onstage New York looks ahead to 2018 Tour

Posted on: 11/8/2017 12:00PM

Talent Search and Dance CompetitionIn just a few months, Onstage New York will launch its 2018 Regional Tour! The talent search and competition will offer professional performance opportunities complete with state of the art sound, lighting and video.


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Glam’r Gear offers Thanksgiving Deals

Posted on: 11/7/2017 11:15AM

Ultimate dance bag with pull-up changing curtainsGlam’r Gear, a company offering the next-generation of dance/performance bags, is excited to announce a whole month of different Thanksgiving deals! Each week Glam’r Gear will reveal a new deal on its products!


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7 Americans chosen for 46th Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 11/6/2017 12:30PM

Lauren HunterThe Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition for young dancers, recently announced its 2018 selected candidates. The event, which will take place on January 28-February 4 in Lausanne, Switzerland, has accepted 78 competitors. Of these, seven are from the United States.


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The Suzanne Farrell Ballet to wave farewell

Posted on: 11/3/2017 12:15PM

Gounod Symphony at The Kennedy CenterThe Kennedy Center’s own Suzanne Farrell Ballet will celebrate its 16th and final season with a farewell program of George Balanchine favorites this December. Three works on the program were created for Farrell herself.


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Long Beach Opera auditioning dancers

Posted on: 11/2/2017 9:00AM

Long Beach Opera to present Edgar Allan Poe storyIn January 2018, the Long Beach Opera in California will present The Black Cat, a visual multi-media production based on the unsettling story by Edgar Allen Poe. The organization has issued a dance audition callout for one male dancer and one female dancer. Auditions will be held Monday, November 20.


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Pacific Northwest Ballet presents ‘Her Story’

Posted on: 11/1/2017 8:00AM

Leta Biasucci and Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan for Her StoryThree renowned female choreographers get the well-deserved spotlight in Her Story, the second program of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 45th season. Jessica Lang, Crystal Pite and Twyla Tharp are all setting choreography on the Seattle ballet company. The program will be presented November 3–12 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.


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NBC’s ‘World of Dance’ is casting for Season 2

Posted on: 10/31/2017 4:00PM

NBC dance competition seriesNBC, Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez and dance brand World of Dance have announced the renewal of hit TV show World of Dance. The new dance competition series will return for its second season and it’s now casting talented and innovative dancers of all styles and ages from across the entire globe. The deadline for dancers to apply is November 3.


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ZviDance set to premiere ‘LIKE’

Posted on: 10/31/2017 7:00AM

LIKE by Zvi GotheinerLed by Israeli-born Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner, ZviDance will soon present the world premiere of LIKE at New York Live Arts. Gotheiner, in collaboration with eight dancers, composer Scott Killian, Lighting Designer Mark London and Media Designer Joshua Higgason, has created this new evening-length multi-media dance as the third in his trilogy reflecting on our ever-increasing dependency on technology and how technology is shaping our current models of social interactions.


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