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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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ATDF offers Tap Teacher Training

Posted on: 2/22/2018 1:30PM

American Tap Dance FoundationThe American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) offers a comprehensive training program in teaching rhythm tap to children, teens and adults. This July, ATDF will host Tap Teacher Training in NYC for those looking to learn this training program.


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State Street Ballet invites dancers to audition

Posted on: 2/21/2018 4:30PM

California Ballet Company AuditionsCalifornia’s State Street Ballet will hold company auditions at its home, the beautifully renovated Gail Towbes Center for Dance in Santa Barbara, this Saturday, February 24 as part of its National Audition Tour, which also includes auditions for its 2018 Summer Intensive and its 2018-19 Professional Track Trainee Program.


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Brian Friedman introduces The Main Event

Posted on: 2/20/2018 7:30PM

Brian Friedman creates The Main EventCreative Director, Producer and Choreographer Brian Friedman recently announced the launch of The Main Event, a global dance brand uniting some of the greatest icons of the dance world. Its inaugural event will kick off this August 3-5 in New York City.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre leaps down rabbit hole

Posted on: 2/19/2018 12:00PM

Washington Ballet productionOregon Ballet Theatre has been drawing record-breaking crowds this season, first with its fall show Rhapsody in Blue and then with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in December. Now the company prepares for its most ambitious project yet, the West Coast premiere of Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) – a highly athletic and vibrant production that brings the Lewis Carroll classic to exuberant life through dance.


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SYTYCD returns for Season 15, plans auditions

Posted on: 2/16/2018 1:35PM

Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and Vanessa HudgensFox has renewed the Emmy Award-winning So You Think You Can Dance for a 15th season. From 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) will return this summer on Fox. Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens are back as resident judges, with Cat Deeley still serving as host.


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Backdrops company rings in 125th year

Posted on: 2/16/2018 8:02AM

2504 Palace Grand StaircaseFor 125 years, Backdrops by Charles H Stewart has been in the business of stage production. Based in Massachusetts, the company has been a part of the complete evolution of theatrical performances and is a trusted supplier of backdrops in N. America.


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'Dance Academy' movie finally coming to U.S.

Posted on: 2/15/2018 1:50PM

Dance Academy Movie USA ReleaseAmerican fans of Dance Academy, it’s time to celebrate! It has been revealed that the highly anticipated movie Dance Academy: The Comeback is now officially bound for select U.S. cinemas! Mark your calendars!


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Terpsicorps hiring dancers for summer 2018

Posted on: 2/15/2018 8:00AM

Asheville Summer Dance CompanyProfessional dancers are invited to spend their summer with choreographer Heather Maloy being pushed artistically and enjoying the city of Asheville in the mountains of North Carolina. Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance is now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer Season.


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Train with Ad Deum this spring

Posted on: 2/14/2018 8:00AM

Spring 2018 Houston Dance IntensiveAd Deum Dance Company, a modern/contemporary troupe based in Houston, Texas, has announced its 2018 Spring Intensive. Set for March 12-16, the intensive is for advanced and professional dancers aged 16 and older. Registration is now open. Note that auditions for Ad Deum and Ad Deum II are also held during this week through class observation.


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Neville Dance Theatre toasts Valentine's Day

Posted on: 2/13/2018 7:05AM

2018 Valentine's Day Champagne Party and PerformanceNeville Dance Theatre, a classical and contemporary dance company in Manhattan, invites NYC residents and those beyond to enjoy Valentine's Day with a special Champagne Party and Performance at The Ailey Studios.


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Ailey dancers fight for better wages

Posted on: 2/12/2018 9:30AM

Twyla Tharp's The Golden SectionAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is currently in the midst of a 21-city North American tour that began January 30 in Chapel Hill, NC. Following a five-week season in NYC, the tour launched with the aim to deliver performances by the company’s 32 extraordinary dancers to various stages from coast to coast. But recently, the curtain was lifted on some drama happening behind the scenes.


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Iconic N. Hollywood studio unveils remodeling

Posted on: 2/9/2018 11:05AM

North Hollywood dance studioDebbie Reynolds Legacy Studios, formerly just “Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio”, will celebrate its Grand Opening on February 10. With tremendous support from the dance community, the new owners have completed a three-month, $75,000+ remodel. They are proud to unveil new art, new programs, the Legacy Wall of Fame, new spaces such as Debbie’s Closet and the Carrie Fisher Black Box Theatre and more.


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Ballet Hispánico and Cal State LA collaborate

Posted on: 2/9/2018 9:00AM

Cal State LA collaborates with Ballet HispánicoCalifornia State University, Los Angeles has partnered with Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, to launch a groundbreaking program, Community Arts Partnership LA in 2018. Cal State LA will host Ballet Hispánico as a company-in-residence, serving greater Los Angeles.


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'Sweet Tap Chicago' coming to City Winery

Posted on: 2/8/2018 3:30PM

Chicago Tap TheatreChicago Tap Theatre (CTT) presents Sweet Tap Chicago on Sunday, March 11 at 3 and 7 p.m. at The City Winery. Sweet Tap Chicago is a celebration of Chicago musicians and music, with all new arrangements by Kurt Schweitz, a live jazz quintet featuring rapper/singer/host Taylor Mallory and JC Brooks, and tap dancing. Musicians and bands to be covered include Common, Smashing Pumpkins, Muddy Waters, Ministry and more.


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STREB dance studio commences renovation

Posted on: 2/7/2018 7:30AM

CTA Architects directs renovation of STREB Dance HeadquartersSTREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM), a dance and theater performance venue and an open-access education and rehearsal space in Brooklyn, is undergoing the first phase of a multi-phased major renovation. CTA Architects, P.C. is serving as architect for the renovation of the 5,000-square foot, one-story building located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn at 51 North First Street.


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BalletNext returns after hiatus

Posted on: 2/6/2018 12:00PM

2018 New York Live Arts SeasonBalletNext, the contemporary ballet company founded by former American Ballet Theatre Principal Michele Wiles, will return to the performance arena for its 2018 Season at New York Live Arts on March 6-10. Wiles and the company have been on hiatus as she welcomed the birth of her first child in 2017.


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Dance Highlights from Super Bowl LII

Posted on: 2/5/2018 8:25PM

Super Bowl LII Halftime Show with Justin TimberlakeSuper Bowl LII stole the national spotlight on Sunday night, February 4, 2018, filling the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN with eager fans for the big Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots game. Here, we share three instances when dance bounded into center stage this Super Bowl Season.


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Prix de Lausanne declares 2018 Winners

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

2018 Prix de Lausanne FinalsA large audience attended the Prix de Lausanne Finals on Saturday, February 3, both at the Théâtre de Beaulieu in Switzerland and online. Eight young dancers were awarded a scholarship allowing them to enter one of the 72 partner schools or companies of the Prix de Lausanne. Of these, one was American - Aviva Gelfer-Mundl of V&T Classical Ballet & Dance Academy.


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Casting call for new 'West Side Story' film

Posted on: 2/2/2018 6:05PM

West Side Story remake by Steven SpielbergIt has been announced that American director and producer Steven Spielberg is preparing to direct a new version of West Side Story, the classic 1961 film that won 10 Academy Awards. The revival will be adapted by screenwriter Tony Kushner and will feature the show's original music.


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Prix de Lausanne names 2018 Finalists

Posted on: 2/2/2018 4:55PM

2018 Prix de Lausanne CandidateAfter four days of intensive work, 21 candidates have been qualified for the Finals of the 2018 Prix de Lausanne, a prestigious international competition for young dancers taking place in Switzerland. They are from 10 different countries and the most represented is the United States with five candidates, and then China with four candidates. Of the 11 Australians originally competing, none made it to Finals.


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