DANCE NEWS


Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA to Present Chunky Move

Posted on: 3/12/2012 10:00AM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA will co-present Australian contemporary dance company and audience favorite Chunky Move in Connected March 24 and 25 at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. The company's U.S. tour marks the last performances under the artistic direction of Gideon Obarzanek.


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Taylor 2 Male Audition

Posted on: 3/9/2012 1:44PM

Taylor 2, dancemaker Paul Taylor’s second company, will hold an open audition on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s headquarters, 551 Grand Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Mr. Taylor is seeking one man to join the 6-member Taylor 2.


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Registration Open For 2012 Dance/USA Conference

Posted on: 3/7/2012 3:57PM

The Dance/USA Annual Conference is the only national gathering of dance professionals in the United States. This year an expected 500 dance industry professionals will gather for four days of networking, information sharing, professional development, discussion on important issues facing the dance field, and performances in San Francisco from June 27-30.


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Dance Teachers - Join Us in Vegas!

Posted on: 3/2/2012 12:24PM

Dance Teacher Web and Dance Informa invite you to attend a Conference & Expo unlike any other in an unparalleled setting – the Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas! Dance Teacher Web LIVE is three full days packed with interactive sessions, expo resources and special events.


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Thodos Dance Chicago Celebrates 20 years

Posted on: 2/29/2012 4:20PM

This weekend Thodos Dance Chicago will celebrate 20 years with Winter Concerts at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago.


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Ballet Hispanico at The Joyce

Posted on: 2/24/2012 12:09PM

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the preeminent Latino dance institution in the United States, returns to The Joyce Theater for its annual New York Season this April 17-29 with a world premiere by Ronald K. Brown.


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Riverdance's Final Dance in North America

Posted on: 2/22/2012 5:22PM

The producer of Riverdance, Moya Doherty, has announced that the United States touring production of the internationally-acclaimed worldwide phenomenon, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 17, 2012 in Vienna, VA.


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Celebrate Dance 2012

Posted on: 2/20/2012 11:59AM

Executive Producer Jamie Nichols will present Celebrate Dance 2012 on Saturday March 3, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. With a line-up of 8 extraordinary dance companies and 9 choreographers, the evening of dance promises to be athletic, theatrical and hypnotic.


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Win Tickets to Capezio Anniversary Gala!

Posted on: 2/17/2012 4:47PM

Capezio celebrates 125 years in 2012 with a one night only special show on Monday, April 23 at New York City Center.  The best of the best in American dance and entertainment will be presented, reflecting on Capezio’s integral role in the history of dance and entertainment in America and abroad.  To WIN a double pass to this event Click Here


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YAGP World's Largest Student Ballet Competition Final Events

Posted on: 2/14/2012 1:09PM

The world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition and festival – Youth America Grand Prix– will celebrate its 2012 season with three spectacular performances at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, NYC on April 26 to 28.


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UDMA announces dates for 19th Annual Dance Resource & Costume Show

Posted on: 2/10/2012 1:09PM

Every year, United Dance Merchants America brings its annual Dance Resource & Costume Show to four cities throughout the country. This year the event opens in Long Beach CA on September 29, before heading to Atlanta GA, Chicago IL and Seacaucus NJ.


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Dance Teacher Web Unleashes New Website

Posted on: 2/9/2012 1:04PM

The all-new Dance Teacher Web.com offers more inspiration, ideas and help for dance teachers and studio owners. The top three new features are upgraded HD video players that you can play on full screen without stopping, new business tools that include forms, sample ads and teleseminars by industry professionals, and an advanced search option that helps you find what you need fast. 


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Do you know a Dance Teacher who has or had Breast Cancer?

Posted on: 2/8/2012 3:07PM

Costume Gallery would like to incorporate her name into the design of the 2013 Dancing Toward a Cure tee. Share your story to help Costume Gallery honor and support dance educators diagnosed with breast cancer. All submissions must be received by Wednesday, February 15.


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Refuge Dance to present Hinds Feet on High Places

Posted on: 2/8/2012 2:10PM

Based on the timeless allegory Hinds’ Feet on High Places, by Hannah Hurnard, Atlanta’s Refuge Dance Company’s newest production is set to music composed and performed live by Atlanta-based musicians.


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New BWProWEAR Collection

Posted on: 2/7/2012 1:24PM

Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio is introducing the new BWProWEAR™ Collection that’s 90% Nylon and 10% Spandex. This new professional weight fabric is exclusive to Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio. The garments are color fast, wick moisture, dry fast, and are soft yet offer a firm supportive stretch.


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SYTYCD's Ellenore Scott & Alex Wong in Smash

Posted on: 2/2/2012 10:46AM

SYTYCD favorite Alex Wong will appear in the pilot episode of Smash, airing on NBC this Monday and Ellenore Scott, Season 6 finalist has confirmed on Twitter that she too will appear in this season!


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New RAD Summer Programs for Students & Teachers

Posted on: 1/31/2012 11:19PM

The RAD USA’S first ever Performance Course is being launched this summer. The 2 week course will be held at California State University, Long Beach from July 9 - 21. Students will learn choreography and stagecraft and perform for an audience at the end of the 2 weeks.


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40th Dance on Camera Festival Starts Today

Posted on: 1/27/2012 1:23PM

The Film Society of Lincoln Center, NY is hosting the 40th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival, presented in partnership with Dance Films Association, this weekend. The festival includes world premieres, in-person appearances, free events, a student film competition, and dozens of great films about dance.


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PINA Dance Film Nominated for Oscar

Posted on: 1/24/2012 2:00AM

The exhilarating new 3D film, PINA, by German master Wim Wenders has already won several awards and has now been nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. PINA captures the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.


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Auditions for ABT Studio Company

Posted on: 1/22/2012 2:00AM

Over the weekend American Ballet Theatre held open auditions for the ABT Studio Company in Long Beach, CA and will resume auditions on Saturday, March 3, in New York City. To audition for the ABT Studio Company, dancers must be between the ages of 16-19 years old and have reached an advanced level of ballet training. Space is extremely limited.


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Contemporary dance comes to life in NewDANCEfest X

Posted on: 1/19/2012 1:25PM

Metro Detroit's Eisenhower Dance Ensemble will present an evening of inventive works and a new premiere at their annual celebration of dance, NewDANCEfest X, on Saturday, February 11 at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield.


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Stagestep 2012-2013 Flooring Guide Now Available In Print And Online

Posted on: 1/18/2012 1:41PM

Stagestep’s 2012-2013 Flooring Guide for the Performing Arts is now available in print and online. This comprehensive catalog features the company’s full line of specialty flooring, floating wood subfloors, installation products, finishes and maintenance systems, including Stagestep’s exclusives – Super Timestep, Springstep IV, ReUseIt and Slip NoMor. The guide includes size, specifications, colors and pricing.


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Steven Caras: See Them Dance on WXEL

Posted on: 1/16/2012 2:54PM

On Monday, February 20 at 9:00 pm, WXEL Public Television of West Palm Beach will present Steven Caras: See Them Dance, the enormously popular documentary that takes a look at the life of the world famous dance photographer. With New York City Ballet in its golden age as the setting, the documentary by Emmy Award-winning film-maker, Deborah Novak, charts the life story of Caras, who became NYCB’s youngest male dancer.


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Staibdance premiere - Name Day

Posted on: 1/8/2012 2:00AM

Drawing inspiration from the ancient, communal art of folk dance, critically-acclaimed contemporary dance company Staibdance presents Name Day, a new work premiering at Georgia’s Emory University’s Schwartz Center Dance Studio, February 2-4. The evening promises a highly physical, theatrical and emotional voyage through time and geography.


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Emerging Chicago Dance Artists Join Forces

Posted on: 1/6/2012 2:00AM

Three distinct artistic voices in Chicago’s independent dance scene will team up for Receiver from March 8-10 at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. The Space/Movement Project (a dancemaking collaborative), Rachel Damon's Synapse Arts and Erica Mott will each premiere a new work, all exploring theatricality in contemporary dance.


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So You Think You Can Dance US Auditions

Posted on: 1/5/2012 8:06PM

Dance Informa was at the opening day of auditions for SYTYCD Season 9 in Atlanta, USA today. Held at the historic Fox Theatre, hundreds of dancers braced the bitter cold for a chance to be named “America’s Favourite Dancer”. Some hopefuls shared that they had waited since 6pm the night before to secure a place at the front of the line!


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Dance Theatre Of Harlem Company Returns

Posted on: 1/4/2012 12:00AM

2012 marks the return of the groundbreaking Dance Theatre of Harlem Company with new dancers and a repertoire of exciting new commissions and DTH favorites. Online auditions are currently open and in-person auditions start January 14 in San Francisco.


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Parsons Dance in Residence at BDC

Posted on: 12/27/2011 2:00AM

Broadway Dance Center has announced the launch of 'Parsons Dance in Residence' at BDC. Broadway's famous studio will be offering regularly-scheduled classes based on David Parsons' dance vocabulary and movement technique, taught by company members as well as David Parsons himself. 


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Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago Auditions

Posted on: 12/21/2011 2:00AM

Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago is holding auditions for its 50th Anniversary Season. Auditions are being held on January 8 in New York City, and on March 18 in Chicago. Male and female dancers for the main company must be at least 22 years old and all dancers must have strong ballet and jazz technique.


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Online Dance Flooring Sale

Posted on: 12/18/2011 2:00AM

Stagestep, a leading innovator of dance floor systems for more than 40 years, has announced that its annual remnant floor sale is available for the first time online. Save up to 50% on Bravo, Rave, Super Timestep and Timestep floors through March 31, 2012.  See www.stagestep.com or call 800-523-0960.


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