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CORE Performance Company presents 'SHIFT' in Houston this weekend

Posted on: 11/1/2012 8:58AM

CORE Performance CompanyCORE Performance Company announces it’s Houston premiere of SHIFT, a free show comprised of three original contemporary dance works. It will be presented this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3.


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Donna Sternberg & Dancers focus on idea of beauty in new show

Posted on: 10/31/2012 9:58AM

Donna Sternberg & Dancers present 'Beauty and Desire'West coast contemporary dance company Donna Sternberg & Dancers present Beauty and Desire on Nov. 10, a performance investigating physicality, perception and longing.


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Atlanta Ballet weaves new tricks, special effects into 53rd annual 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 10/30/2012 9:25AM

Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker Atlanta Ballet will give new meaning to “the magic of the holidays” this December as Artistic Director John McFall ups the ante by adding master illusionist Drew Thomas to the company’s 53rd production of Nutcracker.


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Jump Rhythm Jazz Project to premiere five works

Posted on: 10/26/2012 10:00AM

Jump Rhythm Jazz ProjectOpening its 23rd season, Chicago-based Jump Rhythm Jazz Project will present five premieres on Nov. 8-11.


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Ballets with a Twist performs 'Cocktail Hour' in New Jersey

Posted on: 10/25/2012 9:25AM

Ballets with a Twist's Cocktail HourBallets with a Twist will be presenting three performances of Cocktail Hour in New Jersey this weekend. An extravagant ballet-vaudeville movement style set in ultra-chic costumes combines with jazz and classical Hip-Hop remixes.


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Nominees for the Clive Barnes Foundation Awards announced

Posted on: 10/22/2012 4:37PM

Clive Barnes Foundation Awards Valerie Taylor-Barnes has announced the nominees for the third annual Clive Barnes Foundation Awards, honoring talented young performers from the worlds of dance and theater.


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Quickstep for Kindness

Posted on: 10/19/2012 1:47PM

Quickstep for Kindness ballroom dance competitionThe eagerly anticipated Quickstep for Kindness contest is now fully underway and submissions are being accepted from high school and collegiate dance teams who are eager to showcase how ballroom dance has a positive impact on their community.


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Limon's Classic 'The Moor's Pavane' in Productions Around The World

Posted on: 10/18/2012 11:00AM

Limon Modern DanceAs Limón Dance Company celebrates its 65th Anniversary, José Limón’s seminal work, The Moor’s Pavane, is being performed all over the world. Premiered in 1949, The Moor’s Pavane remains one of the greatest works of 20th Century modern dance.


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The first ever PULSE Instructional DVD

Posted on: 10/16/2012 1:24PM

The Pulse Dance DVDThe PULSE On Tour brings dance to thousands year after year in countless cities on their tour. With the release of The PULSE Intense Download Instructional DVD, you can now learn from today’s hottest, most in demand choreographers without leaving the comfort of your own home or dance studio!


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DanceForge to bring dance experts together

Posted on: 10/15/2012 7:28AM

DanceForge, Jacksonville UniversityDanceForge, an unprecedented four-day retreat in North Florida, sponsored by Jacksonville University with a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation, will bring experts in dance together to learn from one another and develop white papers on best practices to be released worldwide.


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Chicago Auditions - San Diego Musical Theatre

Posted on: 10/11/2012 10:48AM

dance auditions Chicago the musicalSan Diego Musical Theatre is running Equity and Non-Equity auditions for all roles in the famous musical Chicago. Open dance calls will be held on October 29 in Los Angeles and October 30 in San Diego, with principal auditions held on October 31.


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BalaSole presents Program of 10 Dancer/Choreographers

Posted on: 10/11/2012 8:03AM

Roberto Villanueva, BalaSole Dance CompanyRoberto Villanueva, Founder/Artistic Director of BalaSole Dance Company, will present Voces, a new program of ten dancer/choreographers in a broad range of dance styles, music choices, and artistic voices on November 3 & 4 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC.

 

Due to Super Storm Sandy these performances have been postponed until January 26 & 27.


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Boston Ballet to Tour London

Posted on: 10/9/2012 7:00AM

Boston BalletBoston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced that the Company will visit London, 1 – 7 July 2013 for six performances at the London Coliseum. The date marks the return of Boston Ballet to London for the first time in 30 years.


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Eisenhower Dance Ensemble opens 22nd season with On the Move

Posted on: 10/4/2012 8:51AM

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Alicia CutaiaEisenhower Dance Ensemble of Michigan, will open its 22nd subscription season in metro Detroit with On the Move on Saturday, October 20 at Varner Recital Hall, Oakland University. On the Move will include performances by special guests Hardcore Detroit and Oakland University's Repertory Dance Company and work by choreographers Lauren Edson, Harrison McEldowney and Michael Foley.


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Ballet Arizona to Break Ground on New Home

Posted on: 10/2/2012 12:39PM

Ballet Arizona new facilityOn Oct 9 Ballet Arizona's corps of dancers, patrons and staff will join Phoenix civic and community leaders to kick off the construction of Ballet Arizona's highly anticipated new home. The new 45,000 square foot, feature-rich center is expected by ballet and city leaders to be an active and transformative community hub.


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BIBC becomes VKIBC

Posted on: 10/1/2012 8:02AM

American International Ballet CompetitionBoston International Ballet Competition (BIBC), founded in 2011 by Valentina Kozlova, former Principal Dancer with Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, has now become Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC).


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Finale of 'A Chance to Dance'

Posted on: 9/28/2012 8:01AM

A Chance to DanceThe new documetary style television series A Chance to Dance airs its finale on Oxygen tonight. The show, produced by Nigel Lythgoe, follows Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt as they build a new dance company. If you've missed any episodes, check here for weekly recaps.


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Nominations Open: Dance/USA Honor & Ernie Award

Posted on: 9/26/2012 7:00AM

Dance/USA ConferenceKnow someone making an outstanding contribution to dance? Nominate him or her for a Dance/USA Honor or Ernie Award to be presented at the 2013 Dance/USA Annual Conference. 


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2013 Prix de Lausanne Choreographers

Posted on: 9/24/2012 10:44AM

Prix de Lausanne ballet competitionThe Prix de Lausanne has announced the names of the three choreographers who have generously offered their contemporary variations to the candidates of the 2013 competition: Didy Veldman, Goyo Montero and Jorma Elo. All three artists have well-established, international reputations.


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Aszure Barton & Artists Tour

Posted on: 9/24/2012 6:58AM

Aszure Barton and Artists contemporary danceAszure Barton & Artists are back in the studio this week in preparation for the upcoming fall tour. They hit the road in two weeks with performances in Austria, Arizona and many cities across Canada. The company will be performing two works, Awáa and Busk, as well as taking master classes.


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Dance wins Emmy Awards

Posted on: 9/24/2012 6:52AM

Smash the musicalDancing with the Stars won two awards at last night’s 64th Primetime Emmy’s and So You Think You Can Dance took home an award for ‘Outstanding Lighting Design | Lighting Direction For A Variety Series’. Joshua Bergasse took home the top prize for ‘Outstanding Choreography’ for his work on Smash.


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National Dance Week Kick It Rockette Challenge

Posted on: 9/20/2012 6:30AM

National Dance Week Rockette Kick It ChallengeThe National Dance Week Foundation Rockettes 85th Celebration 'Kick It' categories have been announced. Pick your category for NDW's Kick It Challenge and be a part of this tremendous dance milestone honoring four and a half decades of dancers that have achieved their lifelong dream of becoming a Rockette.


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SYTYCD: And the Winners Are...

Posted on: 9/19/2012 6:17AM

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Eliana Gerard Cat DeeleyOne guy and one girl, it’s a new precedent for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. In the past, the reality competition has only selected one dancer to be “America’s Favorite Dancer,” but this season both a guy and a girl received the coveted title, all revealed in a star-studded, jam-packed season finale.


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Applications For Music Center Spotlight Awards Open

Posted on: 9/18/2012 12:51PM

Music Center Spotlight AwardsApplications are now open until October 17, 2012 for LA's Music Center's Spotlight Program. Spotlight is one of the nation's premier arts education and scholarship programs for teens, awarding over $100,000 in scholarships.


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Nationwide Dance Auditions

Posted on: 9/18/2012 1:00AM

dance auditionsDance Informa has huge dance audition listings, covering opportunities for dance company employment, university dance, commercial dance and even theme park and cruise ship positions. Make sure to check out Dance Informa's audition listings here.


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Twyla Tharp arrives in Winnipeg

Posted on: 9/13/2012 9:06AM

choreographer Twyla TharpInternationally-acclaimed choreographer Twyla Tharp has landed in Winnipeg, Canada. She will be in residence at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet for the next six weeks while she prepares the final version and Canadian Premiere of Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 2012/13 season opener, The Princess & The Goblin.


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Entries Open for the world's first Online Competitive Dance Competition

Posted on: 9/11/2012 12:34PM

online dance competitionOnline dance competition Dance Upon a Dream is 'live' and taking enrtries from around the world. Dance Upon a Dream is the new way for young and amateur dancers to compete against each other from around the world for prizes and fame.


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NY International Ballet Competition open for applications

Posted on: 9/7/2012 1:01PM

2013 New York International Ballet CompetitionNew York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC) is currently in preparation for its 30th Anniversary, to be held June 19-23, 2013 at the Rose Theater/Lincoln Center.  Dancers' repertory study will take place June 3-18. Applications are being accepted from dancers around the world until December 15th.


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Gala

Posted on: 9/6/2012 11:02AM

Robert Battle and Joan Weill, Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick-off a five-week holiday season on November 28th with a star-studded gala benefit performance at New York City Center and party at the Hilton New York.  Academy award-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique will serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair.


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Nigel Lythgoe creating a new FAME!

Posted on: 9/4/2012 1:00AM

Nigel LythgoeWith Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance almost over, Nigel Lythgoe is already moving on to his new dance-a-licious production. Recently, the TV juggernaut signed a deal to produce a series based on the 1980s movie-turned-television-series classic, Fame.  


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