Directors Paula Dell-Beasley and Jill S. Reeves are excited to launch their 5th Anniversary Season of Fusion National Dance Competition this month! Kicking off January 28 in Birmingham, AL, the competition will be touring to 16 cities total in 2017, culminating with the Stars of Fusion Dance Challenge in Daytona Beach, FL on June 22-25.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet celebrates the kickoff of its 23rd Season at The Joyce Theater in New York City from January 24 – February 5. It will present two distinctive new programs over a two-week span.
Shake the Ground: The Ultimate Dance Competition is preparing to kick off its 2017 Regionals this month. STG will launch its new tour in West Palm Beach, FL on January 20 and 21.
The new Los Angeles Dance Film Festival has announced the lineup and event details for its inaugural screening. The festival will feature a diverse range of fictional and non-fictional short dance films from filmmakers from around the world.
Peridance Capezio Center, one of New York City’s leading dance organizations, has carefully selected a dynamic roster of 21 innovative dance companies and choreographers for its presentation at APAP 2017, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference. Performances are set for January 7 and 8.
Project Dance has announced it will host its New York City signature event in nine major cities in 2017. The event, which occurs over a three-day weekend, includes dance classes, motivational forums, networking and a free all-day dance concert held in a prominent downtown location. This year’s cities include Houston, Orlando, Paris, San Francisco, Oklahoma City, New York City, Bogota (Colombia), Lima (Peru) and Greenville.
The Bolshoi Ballet in Russia has returned to screens across the world with its 2016-17 Season Performances of The Golden Age, The Bright Stream and The Nutcracker. Another four performances will be screened between January and April 2017. More than 500 cinemas in North America are participating.
Applications now close on Monday, January 2 for dancers wishing to audition for the 2017 Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell Summer Intensive. This three-week intensive for young dancers will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017. It will be held at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
If you are enjoying a holiday break and would like to enhance it with some old-school musical magic, Damien Chazelle’s newly released film La La Land is sure to delight! The romantic comedy-drama stars actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and features choreography by Mandy Moore, of So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars fame.
Steps on Broadway in New York City is kicking off its 2017 Master Class Series with industry pros like Joshua Bergasse, Shea Sullivan and Kerry Nicholls.
NRG danceProject—directed by Rustin Matthew, Nick Gonzalez and Amanda Pierce—is revving up to launch its 2017 Tour, which will visit 17 cities across America, head to Sydney, Australia on May 27-28, and host its U.S. National Finals in Washington D.C. on July 1-5.
On the heels of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s New York City Center holiday season, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison will teach an exclusive Ailey Classics Workshop on Thursday, January 5 to celebrate what would’ve been Alvin Ailey’s 86th birthday.
Colorado Ballet has won the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the only award that honors live performances of the seasonal classic. As winner of the audience-favorite competition, Colorado Ballet takes home "The Nutty" statuette, a cash prize for its education programs, and is named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. The company beat out over 80 other Nutcracker-themed productions.
Tom Gold Dance, a New York City-based classical dance ensemble, presents its sixth annual NYC season on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College. The company will give the local premieres of Director Tom Gold's Oasis and Served. Details about a third work, a world premiere, will be announced at a later date.
Dance activist and educator Leslie Scott founded her non-profit organization Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) to help end the exploitation of children in dance. YPAD, which is now made up of a highly-educated and esteemed Advisory Panel and a global community of members, seeks to address three forms of exploitation: sexual abuse, hyper-sexualization, and all inappropriate physical exertions that lead to unnecessary injuries.
Jack Barlow, a precious 7-year-old dancer in Cincinnati Ballet’s “Ballet Moves” program, had his official Nutcracker debut this week. He is the first child with Down Syndrome to perform in the company’s professional production. Cincinnati Ballet’s Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker runs through this Sunday, December 18.
For its 2016-17 Season, RADIX is touring to a total of 22 major cities across the United States and Canada. Directed by Eddie Strachan, this dance convention and competition recently finished the 2016 leg of its current tour. On January 6-8, it will begin regional events again.
Dance Canvas’ 2016-17 Season began this fall with the event “pARTy for ART” on the Atlanta Beltline. Now the organization is gearing up for its annual performance series “Introducing the Next Generation”, which moves to Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts for its premiere on March 24 and 25, 2017.
Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet will soon wave goodbye to longtime principal dancers Carrie Imler and Batkhurel Bold. The company announced last week that they will both retire at the end of the 2016-17 season. Their acclaimed careers will be celebrated at PNB’s Season Encore Performance on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
The American Dance Festival (ADF) in Durham, NC will award the 2017 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching to celebrated dance artist Liz Lerman. A ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017 on Duke University's East Campus.
The Joffrey Ballet, led by Artistic Director Ashley Wheater, recently announced that it will return to New York City on March 29 - April 2, 2017. Presented by The Joyce Theater Foundation, the company will perform the New York premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's majestic Romeo and Juliet at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater.
Excel In Motion Dance Convention has officially begun its 2016-17 Tour. It launched its new season in mid-November in Stamford, CT. The tour will visit six more cities in the New Year.
A new dance competition is coming to NBC! From the network that brought us The Voice and America’s Got Talent comes a new competition show that will feature “the best soloists, duos, trios and groups in all styles of dance.” The show – World of Dance – is the creation of Executive Producer Jennifer Lopez and her Nuyorican Productions.
NBC’s Hairspray Live premieres on Wednesday, December 7 at 8/7c. The live musical adaptation of the 2002 Broadway hit musical Hairspray will feature an all-star cast, including Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars as Corny Collins.
Originally founded in 2010, Artists Simply Human Dance Convention launched its newest 2016-17 Regional Convention Tour in Orlando, Florida the weekend preceding Halloween. Now the convention has visited cities in Michigan, Virginia and California and it’s currently preparing to tour to Canada and another 15 cities in the U.S. in the New Year.
Thodos Dance Chicago is celebrating its Silver Anniversary season in 2017. So without question, a major 25th anniversary gala is on tap to commemorate the company's legacy and it's important part in Chicago's dance community.
Produced by Break the Floor Productions, 24Seven Dance Convention launched in 2012 and is now enjoying its fifth touring season this fall. Having already visited numerous cities for its 2016-17 Tour, the convention will take a break at the end of this month before diving into the New Year, which will see it visit another 19 locations.
Rising stars, along with some of the world’s most renowned dancers and leaders of top ballet schools, will be returning to Missoula, Montana on January 10–14, 2017 for an encore of the Vienna International Ballet Experience, USA. VIBE USA 2017 will feature an international dance challenge, a film festival and a diplomacy conference hosted by the Mansfield Center.
New York City Dance Alliance, one of the most renowned dance convention experiences, is currently wrapping up its 2016 leg of its 2016-17 Tour! Having already visited Alabama, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas and California, it will soon land in cities like Las Vegas, Nashville and Boston before resting for the holidays.
The Hallmark Channel will premiere its new movie A Nutcracker Christmas featuring actress Amy Acker, former American Ballet Theatre soloist Sascha Radetsky and award-winning teen phenomenon Sophia Lucia on Saturday evening, December 10.