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Universal Ballet Competition set for FL & GA

Posted on: 2/3/2017 7:00AM

Ballet Competition in Miramar, FL and Atlanta, GAUniversal Ballet Competition (UBC) is set to be presented in Miramar, FL on February 17-19 and then Atlanta, GA on May 20 and 21. Dancers compete for scholarships to some of the industry’s top organizations, like Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Alonzo King Lines, Complexions and Sarasota Ballet.


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Spoleto Festival USA announces 2017 Program

Posted on: 2/2/2017 12:00PM

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company perform at City Hall in CharlestonSpoleto Festival USA has announced the program for its 41st annual event, taking place May 26-June 11, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina. Dance highlights include a range of innovative contemporary dance companies from around the globe, including France’s ballet-meets-hip-hop duo Wang Ramirez, Israel’s L-E-V, and the New York-based Gallim Dance.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre's ‘Swan Lake’ to open

Posted on: 2/1/2017 11:15AM

Kevin Irving’s adaptation of Swan LakeOregon Ballet Theatre’s 2016-17 “Season of Giants” continues this month with Artistic Director Kevin Irving’s adaptation of perhaps the most legendary ballet of all time, Swan Lake. The production will be presented February 18-25 at Keller Auditorium in Portland.


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SYTYCD renewed and back to adult dancers

Posted on: 1/31/2017 11:30AM

SYTYCD returns for Summer 2017Fox has renewed its Emmy Award-winning So You Think You Can Dance for a 14th season. From 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, SYTYCD will return this summer, back to its original system of featuring adult dancers between the ages of 18-30. Auditions are set for New York (March 4-6) and Los Angeles (March 17-19). All potential contestants must register online.


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Vail Dance Festival reveals 2017 Season

Posted on: 1/30/2017 3:15PM

Tiler Peck, Robert Fairchild, Lil Buck, and Carla KörbesThe Vail Dance Festival kicks off its 29th year with a season of new collaborations, artist debuts, and world premieres on July 29, 2017. Directed by former New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel, the season will run through August 12 and will feature the tap dance innovator Michelle Dorrance as Artist-In-Residence.


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Applications open for DCNT Scholarships

Posted on: 1/27/2017 11:00AM

Dance Council of North Texas Scholarship Alumna Kaya AmanThe Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) recently announced that its Scholarship Application Site is open for 2017. Student dancers aged 13 - 21 are welcome to apply. The submission deadline is February 9. Notification is set for March 15.


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Elite Performance Challenge begins 7th year

Posted on: 1/26/2017 11:00AM

Dance Competition in TN, OH, MA, RI, VA, PA and CTElite Performance Challenge (EPC) is heading into its 7th year of hosting enjoyable and efficient dance competition experiences. Its 2017 Season launches in Nashville, TN on February 24-26.


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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet on tour in 2017

Posted on: 1/25/2017 7:00AM

Contemporary Ballet Company on tour in MiamiAspen Santa Fe Ballet celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2016, performing abroad as well as locally in its pair of home cities – Aspen and Santa Fe. Now the contemporary ballet company’s pioneering spirit and bold repertoire will be experienced in 10 U.S. cities before May 7.


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French Academie of Ballet’s 2017 Summer Intensive Auditions

Posted on: 1/24/2017 11:00AM

Participants in FAB's 2016 Performance Workshop with Master Teacher Floriane BlitzThe French Academie of Ballet in New York City will hold an Open Audition for entry to its 2017 Summer Intensive Programs on Saturday, March 4 at 3 pm at St. Veronica Creative Cultural Center.


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Nashville Ballet reprises Johnny Cash ballet

Posted on: 1/23/2017 10:30AM

Johnny Cash ballet tributeNashville Ballet’s smash-hit Johnny Cash ballet returns by popular demand this Valentine’s Day with Sugar + The Hi-Lows to pay tribute to The Man in Black’s iconic life and legacy. The Johnny Cash piece joins the lineup for Nashville Ballet’s annual contemporary Attitude series on February 9-12 at TPAC’s Polk Theater.


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January 22 is ‘Island Moving Company Day’

Posted on: 1/21/2017 10:00AM

Newport Rhode Island dance companyJanuary 22 has been named “Island Moving Company (IMC) Day” by the city of Newport, Rhode Island. This Sunday afternoon, dancers and supporters of IMC, led by Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, will gather at the company’s studios on Washington Square in Newport to hear the city’s mayor, Harry Winthrop, make the official proclamation.


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‘Joffrey Elite’ docuseries greenlighted

Posted on: 1/20/2017 3:01PM

New ballet school docuseriesAfter its teaser in November, Joffrey Elite, a new docuseries following the lives of dancers at the Joffrey Ballet School, was given the greenlight by the YouTube channel AwesomenessTV to continue creating episodes for release. The series premieres today – Friday, January 20! It’s booked for a total of 12 episodes.


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Doug Varone and Dancers awarded a National Dance Project Touring Award

Posted on: 1/20/2017 7:00AM

NYC contemporary dance companyNew York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers has had a lot to celebrate recently. In addition to kicking off its 30th Anniversary Season, which will include numerous home performances and intensives, the company was recently named as a recipient of a National Dance Project (NDP) Touring Award from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).


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7th Annual ‘Destiny Rising’ Benefit

Posted on: 1/19/2017 11:20AM

New York City Dance Alliance Foundation performance benefitThe New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to The Joyce Theater in NYC on January 30 with Destiny Rising. A yearly fundraising performance benefiting NYCDAF’s college scholarship program, the evening will present 2016’s scholarship beneficiaries, a commission by NYCDA’s Rachel Kreiling, and guests from prominent professional dance companies.


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StarQuest to host 60+ events in its 24th year

Posted on: 1/18/2017 7:00AM

Touring dance competition in America and CanadaDirected by President and Founder Steve Wappel, StarQuest Performing Arts Competition will soon launch its 24th year of dance events with its first Regionals on January 26-29 in Long Island, NY and Lancaster, PA. In total, StarQuest will host more than 60 dance competitions in 2017, including the open World Finals set for Texas, Ohio and Virginia this summer.


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Boston Ballet reveals mid-season promotions

Posted on: 1/17/2017 11:00AM

Swan Lake, featuring Lauren Herfindahl and Addie TappBoston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen recently announced two promotions from within the company: Lauren Herfindahl (Kingston, MA) and Addie Tapp (Glenwood Springs, CO) have been promoted from company artists to second soloists.


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'Run The Night' hosted by Jared Grimes

Posted on: 1/16/2017 5:00PM

Jared Grimes event“Run The Night” is back on Monday, January 30! As one of New York City's most explosive dance competitions, you won’t want to miss it! Choreographers will present movement in various dance styles, including hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, tap and more.


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IABD to present 29th Annual Conference

Posted on: 1/13/2017 10:45AM

AAADT Artistic Director Robert Battle. Photo by Andrew Eccles.The 29th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance is honoring dance industry trailblazer Robert Battle, the artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, when it meets in Dallas, Texas on January 25-29, 2017. Robert Battle is the conference luncheon keynote speaker and will participate in a panel discussion.


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Fly on a Wall presents work on a floating floor

Posted on: 1/12/2017 1:00PM

Prism 2 by Fly on a Wall in AtlantaFly on a Wall is an Atlanta-based multidisciplinary group of artists that produces work that includes elements of dance, acting, music, design and visual art. The collective will soon present Prism 2, an intimate evening of open research and development centered around a floating floor suspended by harp string and monofilament.


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Ballet BC announces 2017 auditions

Posted on: 1/11/2017 7:00AM

Ballet auditions NYC MontréalFor the 2017-18 Season, Ballet BC is looking for full-time artists and apprentices, as well as young dancers to participate in the company’s Summer Dance Intensive. To fill these spots, the 30-year-old ballet company based in Vancouver, Canada, will hold auditions in New York City and Montréal, QC.


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NUVO celebrates its 10th touring season

Posted on: 1/10/2017 7:00AM

2017 NUVO Dance Convention TourNUVO Dance Convention has entered its 10th year of touring, firmly establishing its influence on the dance industry. Directed by Ray Leeper and produced by Break the Floor Productions, it officially launched its 2016-17 Season back in September. After a holiday break, NUVO resumed its season last weekend in Orlando.


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Chen Dance Center plans another tour

Posted on: 1/9/2017 7:00AM

South of Gold MountainThe Chen Dance Center, located in the heart of New York City's Chinatown, continues its mission of offering arts education, artistic creation, and presentations to educate and engage people in Asian American culture, history and social issues. In 2017, the Chen Dance Center company, H.T. Chen and Dancers, will go on another tour.


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Fusion launches its 5th Tour

Posted on: 1/6/2017 7:00AM

2017 Tour of Fusion dance competitionDirectors 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.


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Complexions leaps into 2017

Posted on: 1/5/2017 7:00AM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet 2017 Season at The JoyceComplexions 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.


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Shake the Ground to kick off 2017 Tour

Posted on: 1/4/2017 7:00AM

Dance Competition Florida Georgia and North CarolinaShake 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.


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LA Dance Film Festival to debut

Posted on: 1/3/2017 8:00AM

Los Angeles Dance Film Festival 2017The 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.


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APAP 2017 presents 21 companies in NYC

Posted on: 1/2/2017 7:00AM

APAP Showcases at PeridancePeridance 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. 


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Project Dance to host nine 2017 events

Posted on: 12/30/2016 8:00AM

Dancing with integrity to inspireProject 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.


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Bolshoi Ballet in cinemas nationwide

Posted on: 12/29/2016 7:00AM

Olga Smirnova in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Damir Yusupov.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.


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Apply to study with Suzanne Farrell

Posted on: 12/28/2016 11:00AM

2017 Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell Summer IntensiveApplications 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.


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