DANCE NEWS


OKC Ballet brings triple bill to stage

Posted on: 4/2/2018 7:00AM

Oklahoma City Ballet Principal Dancers Alvin Tovstogray and Miki KawamuraFor its final performances of the 2017-18 Season, Oklahoma City Ballet will bring a triple bill to the stage on April 13-15. It will headline with Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, then present Helen Pickett’s lively Petal and a premiere by Artistic Director Robert Mills.


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YPAD now offering Online Certification Course

Posted on: 3/30/2018 8:00AM

YPAD now offering Online Certification Course Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) recently announced that its pioneering Certification Program is now available as an online, self-driven training course! Dance studios, choreographers, dance educators, judges, costume companies, competitions, conventions, dance-related organizations and dance parents can all take part in this amazing education.


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Children's book shares Raven Wilkinson story

Posted on: 3/29/2018 7:05AM

The Story of Ballerina Raven WilkinsonChildren's book writer and illustrator Leda Schubert has published a beautiful picture book telling the little-known story of Raven Wilkinson, the first African American woman to dance for a major classical ballet company and an inspiration to Misty Copeland.


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TBT premieres 'Martinu Pieces'

Posted on: 3/28/2018 7:10AM

Martinů Pieces by Ben StevensonTexas Ballet Theater (TBT) will present a mixed repertoire by TBT Artistic Director Ben Stevenson. Stevenson will re-stage his moving Mozart Requiem together with his new ballet, Martinů Pieces, on March 29-31 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.


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Dance Fest explores Process vs. Product

Posted on: 3/27/2018 8:00AM

Process vs. Product at Dance Center of Columbia College ChicagoTo conclude the 2017–18 Season of its Dance Presenting Series, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago conducts a two-week festival focusing on ways in which concert dance presentation can be a document of process rather than dance as a consumable product: Process v. Product. The festival takes place March 29–April 7 in the Windy City.


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Maks, Val & Peta tour 'Confidential'

Posted on: 3/26/2018 8:00AM

Maks, Val & Peta TourDancing with the Stars professionals Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are currently touring their all-new dance show, Confidential. The 50-city tour follows Maks and Val’s successful Our Way tour in 2016. Confidential examines family bonds, lives and love stories. It’s being branded as the brothers’ “most honest show yet” and promises to reveal the “secrets, hopes and dreams” of these three widely known ballroom experts.


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American dance given platform in Bulgaria

Posted on: 3/24/2018 12:00PM

Platform of American dance in BulgariaSPOTLIGHT: USA, a platform of American dance in Bulgaria, will soon feature U.S. dance companies in performances in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. From March 26-28, SPOTLIGHT will introduce Dance Heginbotham, Jonah Bokaer Choreography, CONTRA-TIEMPO and other artists to international audiences.


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ADC|IBC hosts 13th annual event

Posted on: 3/23/2018 7:15AM

Jolie Rose Lombardo competed in ADC|IBC 2017. Photo by SMaCK Arts.The American Dance Competition | International Ballet Competition (ADC|IBC) is a ballet scholarship competition for pre-professionals aged 7-21. It will soon welcome dancers of various nationalities to Saint Petersburg, FL for its 2018 event.


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Want to win tights for a year?

Posted on: 3/22/2018 2:40PM

Ballet Tights USA GiveawayIn case you haven’t heard, Dance Informa and Só Dança have partnered up to offer you the Ultimate Tights Giveaway! American readers can now enter to win tights for a year! Simply head to this Entry Page to enter!


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SBRI's new 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'

Posted on: 3/22/2018 7:45AM

State Ballet of Rhode Island 2018The State Ballet of Rhode Island (SBRI) has announced a company premiere, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. SBRI’s five resident choreographers take on this large-scale collaboration along with Herci Marsden, the company’s artistic director and founding prima ballerina. Performances will take place on March 23 and 24 at The Park Theatre in Cranston.


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Atlanta's Dance Canvas to celebrate 10 years

Posted on: 3/21/2018 7:25AM

Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia TechDance Canvas’ 10th Anniversary Season continues with its well-known performance series on March 23 and 24 at the Ferst Center for the Arts. This season’s program will be showcasing new choreography by a returning choreographer from each of the past seasons.


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Clairobscur Dance at the Nate Holden in L.A.

Posted on: 3/20/2018 12:04PM

Dance show at Nate Holden in L.A.Los Angeles-based Clairobscur Dance will present the mixed bill Supremacy Ride this Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. This performance features Artistic Director Laurie Sefton’s choreography, with two world premieres and her sensual 2017 work Girl, Get Off.


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Hubbard Street celebrates Alejandro Cerrudo

Posted on: 3/19/2018 10:25AM

Ana Lopez and Andrew Murdock in Cerrudo choreographyHubbard Street Dance Chicago will return to the Auditorium Theatre’s historic stage for the first performance in 20 years on March 23 and 24. This special two-night engagement, co-presented with the Auditorium Theatre, is devoted entirely to work by Hubbard Street’s beloved and critically acclaimed Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo.


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UDMA announces 2018 show dates

Posted on: 3/17/2018 7:00AM

big costume and dance teacher expo 2018United Dance Merchants of America (UDMA) has announced the show schedule for 2018. It will present its big costume and dance teacher expo in New Jersey, Illinois and Georgia in September and October. 


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Madonna to direct film on Michaela DePrince

Posted on: 3/16/2018 8:10AM

Ballerina Michaela DePrince with MadonnaMGM has revealed that none other than global icon Madonna will be directing the new movie Taking Flight, based on ballerina Michaela DePrince’s memoir. DePrince is a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer who is currently performing as a soloist at Dutch National Ballet.


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BDC hosts Spring Break Dance Camps

Posted on: 3/15/2018 7:35AM

Spring Break Dance Camps NYC 2018Broadway Dance Center Children & Teens is thrilled to offer Spring Break Dance Camps for ages 3-14! These one-week dance camps are the perfect way for girls and boys to keep moving over their school break. Designed for movers of all levels, the camps give students the opportunity to try a wide variety of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre, tumbling/acro, contemporary and more.


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PNB Soloist creates new work on company

Posted on: 3/14/2018 12:05PM

Pacific Northwest BalletFor the fourth offering of its 45th season, Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Artistic Director Peter Boal has selected four contemporary works – a riveting duet, a favorite work, a little controversy, and a world premiere by company dancer Ezra Thomson – for PNB’s perennially popular Director's Choice.


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Studio Owner University lit up Miami

Posted on: 3/13/2018 2:45PM

Dance Studio Owner EventOn February 5-7, More Than Just Great Dancing hosted the 8th Studio Owner University. This event, designed to increase studio owner’s success in business, was hosted at the InterContinental Miami in FL. The event was attended by 245 Studio Owners and their guests.


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ABT to begin 3-year partnership with Duke

Posted on: 3/12/2018 9:00AM

American Ballet Theatre partnershipNorth Carolina’s Duke University has announced an exciting three-year partnership with American Ballet Theatre, set to commence in January 2019.  The collaboration is described as “wide-ranging” and “immersive”, and will mark a significant new investment in the arts at Duke.


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Choreographers gather to ‘talk’ about love

Posted on: 3/9/2018 7:10AM

Ayako Takahashi plans dance benefit concertThe “Let's Talk About Love Conference” is a dance event coming up on March 30 and 31 in Brooklyn where choreographers will gather to present their work related to love and to think about our future in our world, especially the places affected by armed conflicts. Ticket sales will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.


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Boston Ballet to present 'Parts In Suite'

Posted on: 3/8/2018 8:00AM

Paulo Arrais and Lia Cirio in Jorma Elo workBoston Ballet’s spring season opens with Parts In Suite, a program of works by three of today’s most prolific choreographers: William Forsythe, Justin Peck and Jorma Elo. Parts In Suite runs March 9–April 7 at the Boston Opera House.


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Steps Beyond Foundation blooms this spring

Posted on: 3/7/2018 7:30AM

Steps on Broadway’s non-profit armThe Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway’s non-profit arm that connects artists and community through dialogue, performance and artistic collaboration, will curate two interactive events this spring. The Foundation will host a conversation with representatives from The Actors Fund and American Guild of Musical Artists on March 17. On April 21, the Foundation will present a Performance Lab, showcasing new choreographic voices in all genres.


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The Joffrey Ballet returns to Los Angeles

Posted on: 3/6/2018 12:30PM

The Joffrey Ballet to present Romeo & Juliet in L.A.The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago makes its big return to Los Angeles, performing in two separate productions from March 9-25. First, The Joffrey Ballet presents the West Coast premiere of Romeo & Juliet as choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor. Second, the company will perform in LA Opera’s Orpheus and Eurydice, directed and choreographed by living legend John Neumeier. Both productions will be presented at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.


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Bates Dance Festival announces 36th Season

Posted on: 3/5/2018 4:45PM

Bates Dance Festival 2018Bold and topical: Those are two words being used to describe the first Bates Dance Festival performance season put together by Shoshona Currier, who became festival director in August 2017. Taking place at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine from July 5 to August 4, the festival will bring together dance artists from locations as disparate as Egypt, Chicago and Portland, Maine.


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NYCDA Foundation helps destinies rise

Posted on: 3/2/2018 4:00PM

New York City Dance Alliance FoundationThe New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF) returns to The Joyce Theater on March 12, 2018 with Destiny Rising, a yearly fundraising performance benefiting its college scholarship program. A forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, NYCDAF presents a lustrous line-up of dance makers and guest performances.


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Ailey II premieres three works in NYC Season

Posted on: 3/1/2018 1:00PM

Ailey II 2017-2018 SeasonOn the heels of a 32-city world tour, Ailey II returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater from March 14–25 for its annual New York season. The 12 talented young dancers will present dynamic works, including premieres by Juel D. Lane, Renee I. McDonald and Darrell Grand Moultrie, and returning favorites by Jae Man Joo, Bridget L. Moore and former Ailey dancer Marcus Jarrell Willis.


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Don’t miss Stagestep’s remnant sale!

Posted on: 2/28/2018 12:30PM

Huge Dance Floor SaleStagestep, a leader in dance flooring, is now holding its annual dance floor remnant sale. This is your chance to snatch a bargain on dance flooring for your studio, or even your home to create your own safe and comfortable training space. Now through March 13, shoppers can enjoy massive savings!


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Isabella Boylston is J. Law’s dance double

Posted on: 2/27/2018 11:25AM

Red Sparrow ballerinaAmerican Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Isabella Boylston will hit the big screen this Friday, March 2 as actress Jennifer Lawrence’s dance double in the new film Red Sparrow, from director Francis Lawrence. Rated R, the thriller follows the story of a ballerina-turned-Russian intelligence agent.


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Win a chance to train at Joffrey Ballet School!

Posted on: 2/26/2018 5:15PM

Summer Scholarship Contest 2018Dance Informa is excited to once again partner with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City to host a Summer Scholarship Contest! Now through April 15, dancers can enter to win one of 21 scholarships at www.danceinforma.us/ballet-scholarships.


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Dance Teacher Web LIVE offers early bird deal

Posted on: 2/23/2018 8:00AM

Dance Professionals training Las VegasDance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo is back in Las Vegas, from July 30-August 2 at the breathtaking Red Rock Resort. Many leading industry professionals in the dance world are set to take part in this unique dance teacher event.


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