Boys Ballet Summer Intensive offered in N.C.

Posted on: 7/13/2017 7:05AM

BBSI at the International Ballet Academy Cary North CarolinaRegistration is still open for the Boys Ballet Summer Intensive (BBSI) this August 7-12 in Cary, North Carolina. This intensive is designed specifically for male dancers ages 12-22. It offers technique classes, variations (repertoire), jumps and turns workshops, weight training and partnering.

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Full Radius Dance to launch 26th Season

Posted on: 7/12/2017 8:00AM

physically integrated dance classFull Radius Dance, a physically integrated modern dance company based in Atlanta, has now wrapped up its Silver Anniversary Season, which began and ended with international excursions. Soon it will launch its 26th Season with the Full Radius Dance Summer Intensive beginning July 30.

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Applications due for San Pedro arts festival

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

Los Angeles Choreographers and DancersThe San Pedro Festival of the Arts will return for the 11th year this September. A free family event, it will feature dance, music and visual arts/crafts booths in the courtyard of Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. Applications are closing for this year’s festival and both professional and pre-professional dance companies are encouraged to submit their work.

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Veronika Part's ABT contract not renewed

Posted on: 7/10/2017 12:45PM

Principal Veronika Part forced out of American Ballet TheatreIn the last week, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) has announced some major changes to its company roster. To the shock of diehard fans, Principal Veronika Part’s contract was not renewed for the 2017-18 Season. The announcement was made on July 3 and her final performance was set for only five days later. On July 7, four promotions were revealed.

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Ginger Cox leads Partnering Workshop

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

Ginger Cox leads Improvisation Partnering WorkshopCelebrated dance educator Ginger Cox is preparing to offer an Improvisation Partnering Workshop this Thursday, July 13 at Chelsea Studios in NYC. Set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., dancers 18 and older are invited to discover new ways to work with a partner, to reinvent their dance process and to be inspired by new ideas.

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Teatro alla Scala Ballet makes rare U.S. visit

Posted on: 7/7/2017 8:15AM

Teatro alla Scala Ballet CompanyCalifornia’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts will soon welcome Italy’s Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company in an exclusive West Coast engagement. Returning to America for the first time in 16 years, the company will perform Giselle from July 28–30 in Segerstrom Hall.

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The Moving Joint offers scholarships

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

Los Angeles Pilates StudioThe Moving Joint is a sustainably built Yoga, Pilates, Bodywork and Gyrotonic studio serving west Los Angeles communities. It recently announced the launch of its Pilates Teacher Training Program and its offering two $500 scholarships to pre-professional or professional dancers to participate.

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Dallas Black Dance Theatre holds Auditions

Posted on: 7/5/2017 8:01AM

Photo by Sharen Bradford – The Dancing Image.Founded in 1976, Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) will be celebrating its 41st Anniversary in its 2017-18 Season. The diverse, multi-ethnic troupe will be holding company auditions this Saturday, July 8 at its DBDT Studios, located on the eastern end of the thriving downtown Dallas Arts District.

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Inaugural INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/4/2017 9:00AM

INSITU Site-Specific Dance FestivalKinematik Dance Theater will soon present Long Island City's first two-day, outdoor site dance festival, taking place at four LIC waterfront parks and featuring a diverse program of unique, site-specific dance works by 24 distinguished and emerging New York City-based choreographers.

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Burn up the dance floor at Ailey Extension

Posted on: 7/3/2017 8:04AM

West African Class at Ailey Extension NYCThis summer, Ailey Extension has launched new weekly classes and one-time-only workshops for adults and even for the entire family. From dance fitness to bellydance to yoga classes, there’s something for students of all levels and backgrounds. Led by New York City’s best choreographers and teachers, these classes are held at The Joan Weill Center for Dance – home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Thodos Dance Chicago’s final ‘New Dances’

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

New Dances by Thodos Dance ChicagoFor 17 years, Thodos Dance Chicago has fostered new dance creation by producing New Dances, one of this city’s first and, still today, most extensive in-house choreography incubation programs. Now, in the series’ final year, New Dances 2017 will give eight members of the company one last chance to present their own, self-conceived new works on July 15 and 16.

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NextMove Dance reveals its 2017-18 Season

Posted on: 6/29/2017 8:00AM

Compagnie Hervé Koubi coming to PhiladelphiaNextMove Dance, Philadelphia’s presenter of contemporary dance, recently revealed its 2017-18 “Season of WOW”, which will include company debuts, local premieres and masterworks in 40 performances at the Prince Theater. The new season will run October 12, 2017- May 13, 2018.

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Dawn Stoppiello joins USC Kaufman faculty

Posted on: 6/28/2017 7:15AM

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Assistant ProfessorThe USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance recently announced a new addition to its faculty. With both a BFA and MFA in dance, plus years of experience in the field, Dawn Stoppiello will join the school’s faculty as Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance and New Media.

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PBS to air ‘Bare Feet’ Season 2

Posted on: 6/27/2017 11:45AM

Bare Feet in NYC with Mickela MallozziThree-time New York Emmy Award-winning host and producer Mickela Mallozzi is back with a second season of her popular travel dance series, showcasing her adoptive city of New York. Bare Feet in NYC with Mickela Mallozzi follows her as she highlights the ethnic neighborhoods of the Big Apple, discovering the dance and music traditions of local New Yorkers.

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2017 Kozlova Int'l Ballet Competition Winners

Posted on: 6/26/2017 12:20PM

2017 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet CompetitionThe Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC) hosted just under 200 dancers from countries around the world for the June 6-10 event at Symphony Space in New York City. The display of international talent was rich as dancers in four categories, ages 11 to 26, performed for medals, scholarships to dance academies around the world, and company contracts.

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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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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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Stagestep releases two new products

Posted on: 6/13/2017 12:30PM

New hardwood dance flooring systemStagestep, the USA’s oldest dance floor specialist, recently introduced two new products – Dancestep Plus and Encore Home. Dancestep Plus is a new rollout dance floor for installation directly over a concrete or hard flooring surface while Encore Home is a real hard-wood dance flooring system with an integrated floating subfloor.

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2017 Tony Award Winners

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

Broadway Tony Award 2017Broadway’s biggest awards night returned to Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11 to reveal the 2017 Tony Award Winners. Actor Kevin Spacey hosted the 71st annual event organized by the American Theatre Wing, with musical theatre fans from across the country tuning in to watch on CBS.

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Choreographing Confidence Workshop

Posted on: 6/12/2017 8:45AM

Cincinnati Ballet offers dance and leadership workshopCincinnati Ballet will soon host Choreographing Confidence, a dance and leadership workshop presented through the generous support of feminine hygiene brand Always. Set for Saturday, June 17, more than 100 young women ages 10-17 will spend the afternoon learning, interacting with mentors, and engaging in activities with a focus on developing confidence and promoting self-esteem through dance.

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BDC hosts Dance Educator Workshop in July

Posted on: 6/9/2017 7:30AM

Broadway Dance Center’s dance teacher workshopBroadway Dance Center (BDC) in New York City will soon host its next Dance Educator Development Workshop, which offers three full days of training, seminars and classes designed to address the specific needs of dance teachers. Set for July 7-9, the summer workshop will feature a super stacked faculty covering all styles and topics.

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Carnival Cruise Line unveils Carnival Studios

Posted on: 6/8/2017 11:35AM

Carnival Cruise Line rehearsal space in Davie FLIn a move designed to further elevate its award-winning entertainment offerings across the fleet, Carnival Cruise Line recently unveiled “Carnival Studios,” a state-of-the-art 44,500-square-foot rehearsal venue in Davie, FL, near the company’s Miami headquarters.

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BodyVox to offer 2017 Summer Intensive

Posted on: 6/8/2017 8:30AM

Portland Summer Dance Intensive 2017Advanced student dancers are invited to “study with a company unlike any working today” at the 2017 BodyVox Summer Intensive on August 21-25. BodyVox, a nationally recognized modern dance company based in Portland, Oregon, was founded by Emmy Award-winning dancers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland.

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Marblehead School of Ballet preps for summer

Posted on: 6/7/2017 8:05AM

Julie Pappas-Smith teaches a floor-barre class at the Marblehead School of Ballet's Summer IntensiveThe Marblehead School of Ballet in Massachusetts is still accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Dance Intensives on a rolling basis. Student dancers aged 11 and over can study at the main intensive running July 17-August 5 and dancers aged 8-12 can study at the shorter intensive running August 7-11.

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