DANCE NEWS


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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Fela! in LA

Posted on: 12/14/2011 2:00AM

Dance enthusiasts!  Fela! has come to the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles! Don’t miss your chance to see this 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Choreography.  Performances are running now through January 22.


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Dance Battle in Vegas

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

Battle of the Dance has come to the Vegas Strip with shows opening last night at The Flamingo. Battle of the Dance is a spectacular combination of color, light and movement. The international cast of award-winning professional dancers combines the disciplines of traditional Latin, Flamenco, rhythmic Celtic and Tango dance.


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World Dance Movement Italy 2012

Posted on: 12/8/2011 2:00AM

Registration is now open for World Dance Movement Italy 2012 – the International Workshop. This revolutionary study-vacation workshop introduces dancers and educators from all continents to an International Faculty of talent, including Michèle Assaf, Bruno Collinet, Desmond Richardson, Stacey Tookey, Clarissa Mucci, Igal Perry, Jason Parsons and more. Enjoy training with dancers from over 24 countries. July 8-29, 2012.


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Chelsea Clinton to Host NY City Ballet in The Nutcracker

Posted on: 12/7/2011 2:00AM

Tune into PBS on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.* for the Live From Lincoln Center premiere of New York City Ballet’s holiday favorite, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. The live television broadcast will be hosted by School of American Ballet board member Chelsea Clinton, who danced several roles in the beloved ballet with Ballet Arkansas and the Washington Ballet.


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Costume Gallery Awards 2011 Beverly Miller Dance Scholarships

Posted on: 12/6/2011 2:00AM

Congratulations to the 25 exceptional students who received Beverly Miller dance scholarships! Costume Gallery distributed $13,000 to hard working dancers. This year's award process was more competitive than ever, as a record breaking 730 applications were received! Over the past 4 years Costume Gallery has awarded $45,000 to worthy students. Beverly Miller and her husband Norman, owned and operated Costume Gallery, serving the dance community for over 50 years.  The scholarship was established in Beverly’s honor.


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Hubbard Street 2's Dance Adventure

Posted on: 11/29/2011 2:00AM

This Weekend Hubbard Street 2 and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance present Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure for young Chicago audiences. Choreographed by Terence Marling and Robyn Mineko Williams, the show is an interactive, contemporary performance, offering an alternative to more traditional holiday performances.


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Beyonce's Revamped Countdown Video Missing "Stolen" Dance Moves

Posted on: 11/28/2011 2:00AM

Beyonce’s Countdown music video caused the singer a headache last month when she was accused of stealing dance moves from choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker of Belgium. Beyonce since seems to have backed down, releasing a new, alternate version of the Countdown video with the dance footage in question missing.


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Capezio to Celebrate 125 Years with the Dance Event of the New Year!

Posted on: 11/27/2011 2:00AM

Capezio is set to celebrate 125 years of excellence next year with a one-night only special show on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, NYC.  It will be a glorious production highlighting some of the magical history of Capezio with numerous dance legends and stars of stage and screen. The show is conceived and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo and will present the best of the best in a cavalcade of American dance and entertainment.  Some of the proceeds from the event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, American Tap Dance Foundation and also the National Dance Institute.


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International Emmys to honor Nigel Lythgoe

Posted on: 11/20/2011 2:00AM

Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol will be presented with the honorary International Emmy Founders Award on Monday night at the Hilton New York Hotel. The award is in recognition of his work as a reality show innovator and for his deep commitment to dance around the world.


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New DanseCOUPON website

Posted on: 11/17/2011 2:00AM

DanseCOUPON is a great website for a variety of dance deals. Save up to 50% on dance apparel, DVDs, classes, magazines, shoes, conventions, competitions, costumes, professional resources and more!  DanseCOUPON just released its new website which features new deals, more savings, and a special teachers-only section.


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Peridance and Drew Jacoby develop new summer intensive

Posted on: 11/13/2011 2:00AM

Peridance Capezio Center has collaborated with Drew Jacoby to develop a new Summer Intensive called BLUEPRINT. This 2-week Intensive for pre-professional and professional Ballet and Contemporary dancers, ages 16-22 will run from August 20 - September 1, 2012.


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Dance/USA presents APAP Dance Forum

Posted on: 11/10/2011 2:00AM

Dance/USA is presenting a Dance Forum as a pre-conference event to APAP in New York City this January 6. This event is free to the public. The conversation will explore the state of residencies in the U.S. and new initiatives to increase residencies and dance.


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New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker Live In Cinemas Across America

Posted on: 11/3/2011 2:00AM

New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and NCM Fathom have announced an agreement to present the Company’s acclaimed production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ in 530 movie theaters in the United States for one night only on Tuesday, December 13. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 18.


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Black Dance Festival this weekend

Posted on: 11/3/2011 2:00AM

The August Wilson Center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will present a two-part Black Dance Festival this Friday through Sunday. The acclaimed Ailey II, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Rennie Harris Pure movement and Deeply Rooted are joined by The Center's own Dance Ensemble for four performances celebrating African American dance tradition.


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Australian Ballet Company Auditioning Dancers in New York

Posted on: 11/2/2011 2:00AM

For the first time ever the Melbourne Ballet Company will be holding auditions outside of Australia. Alisa Finney, Artistic Director, and Sharon Fernandez, Melbourne Ballet Company Principal dancer, will be in New York from January 1-19 taking guest classes and workshops as well as holding the audition. Contracts and Traineeships are available for highly trained classical and contemporary dancers.


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