DANCE NEWS


The PULSE crafts new brand, begins new legacy

Posted on: 10/15/2018 2:49PM

PULSE dance convention rebrandsAfter 13 years of touring its dance convention around the country, The PULSE has crafted a new brand and is starting afresh. Introducing NEX•US | A Dance Experience! This new noncompetitive educational training program will still have live performance elements but it will focus on specialized workshops, classes and seminars. The inaugural tour will bring its fully immersive dance training and education weekend to cities across the U.S. beginning October 19-21 with Miami, FL!


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Consider the masculine in Graham’s work

Posted on: 10/12/2018 9:42AM

Ben Schultz and Charlotte Landreau in Martha Graham’s Cave of the HeartThe Martha Graham Dance Company’s 2018–19 Studio Series begins in November with Martha’s Men, a program that focuses on the role of men and the masculine in Martha Graham’s work. The men of the company will perform iconic solos from Graham classics Cave of the Heart, Night Journey, Errand into the Maze and El Penitente. The evening will also include a sneak peek at Secular Games, which is being revived for spring 2019.


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American Repertory Ballet continues season with ‘Coppélia’

Posted on: 10/11/2018 8:48PM

New Jersey ballet companyAmerican Repertory Ballet (ARB), New Jersey’s preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, officially began its 2018-19 Season on September 21-22 when it presented American Made: Paul Taylor and Other Works at Rider University. Now, continuing its 55th year, ARB will perform the lighthearted and romantic comedic ballet Coppélia on October 19 at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick.


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Eisenhower Dance Detroit is 'On the Move'

Posted on: 10/10/2018 1:50PM

On the Move Fall 2018Following its Season Launch Party in late September, Eisenhower Dance Detroit will kick off its 28th annual Metro Series with On the Move, the first of three local performances during the company’s 2018-19 season. Performances are on October 20 and 21 at Oakland University, and will feature "a collision of the arts" as visual artwork curated by Dick Goody will be showcased in the theater lobby.


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Festival Ballet Theatre launches 30th Season

Posted on: 10/9/2018 2:45PM

Orange County ballet companyOrange County’s premier Festival Ballet Theatre will soon launch its 30th Anniversary Season with Ovation, a program of contemporary ballet works created by southern California choreographers. Founded in 1988, FBT is the resident ballet company of Southland Ballet Academy and is still led by Founder Salwa Rizkalla.


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B-Series celebrates Hip-Hop & Street Dance

Posted on: 10/8/2018 4:08PM

B-SERIESThe Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, partnering with national and local community organizations, continues its B-Series, a biannual celebration of hip-hop and street dance, with B-FREE, a festival celebrating innovative expression and progressive action in hip-hop and street dance culture on Saturday, October 13.


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Rising Broadway star debuts solo show

Posted on: 10/5/2018 7:15AM

You Don't Know Me presented by Cabaret 313Following a sensational season opener featuring Tony Award-winner Rachel Bay Jones, Cabaret 313 presents award-winning stage actress Jillian Louis (It Shoulda Been You) on Saturday, October 27 in You Don’t Know Me, Louis’ brand-new cabaret show created exclusively for Cabaret 313. You Don’t Know Me takes place at The Players Club Playhouse in Detroit, MI with two shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m.


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'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' to premiere

Posted on: 10/4/2018 2:21PM

ABC DWTS Juniors PremiereDancing with the Stars veterans Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz will soon return to the stage to host a cast of celebrity children and professional junior ballroom dancers. Dancing with the Stars: Juniors will premiere on ABC this Sunday, October 7 at 8/7c. Each week, a panel of judges will be on hand to dispense expert opinions, but the fans will have the final say on who makes the cut.


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CUNY Dance Initiative accepting applications

Posted on: 10/3/2018 3:43PM

John Jay College Performance for CUNY Dance InitiativeWould you like to be paid to rehearse in a generous sized studio or theater? Interested in working with performing arts centers and dance programs that are part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system across the five boroughs? CUNY is now accepting applications for 2019-20 CUNY Dance Initiative rehearsal and performance residencies via its website.


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Troupe Vertigo launches new tour

Posted on: 10/2/2018 4:30PM

Symphony Cirque SeriesThe L.A. based circus-dance-theater company Troupe Vertigo recently launched a 10-city tour of its Symphony Cirque Series. In partnership with national symphonies, and in collaboration with famed orchestral conductor Jack Everly, the series brings together expert aerialists, contortionists and acrobats to add breathtaking visual elements to the moving sounds of symphonies in Baltimore, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Seattle and more cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.


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Colorado Ballet opens season with a classic

Posted on: 10/2/2018 8:50AM

Dana Benton - Photo by Allen BirnbachColorado Ballet will open its 2018-19 Season with the timeless classical ballet Sleeping Beauty. Running October 5–14 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, it will feature choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.


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Winifred Haun collaborates on new work

Posted on: 10/1/2018 3:45PM

I am (not) this body workWinifred Haun & Dancers in Chicago will premiere an important new dance, I am (not) this body, in November at the Studebaker Theater. I am (not) this body is a first time collaboration between Artistic Director Winifred Haun and Assistant Artistic Director Solomon Bowser. It explores how we view "different" bodies (the bodies of women, children and people of color).


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Company Wayne McGregor to perform in L.A.

Posted on: 9/27/2018 4:00PM

Autobiography coming to The Music CenterThe Music Center will soon open its 2018-19 dance season with the Los Angeles premiere of Company Wayne McGregor’s Autobiography on October 5-7. The contemporary dance portrait will fuse science and the human form. Each performance will feature a mesmerizing electronic score performed live.


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Tap show 'One More Than Two' premieres

Posted on: 9/26/2018 3:35PM

Tap Dance Show at Teatro LATEAThree renowned dance artists come together for the first time in the premiere of One More Than Two at Teatro LATEA in New York City on September 28-30. A wide-ranging show, One More Than Two will feature tap dance and live accompaniment by Hillary-Marie (NJSCA Choreography Fellowship 2017), Jenn Rose (Dancebreak 2018, Barrymore Award Recipient) and Lynn Schwab (Tap City On Tour, RumbaTap).


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Artist Meeke Mutter inspires dance program

Posted on: 9/25/2018 3:49PM

Yuka Kawazu's Dance En L'Air performing 'Love and Memory'Yuka Kawazu’s Danse En L’Air brings Love & Memory, an evening of original dance works inspired by the paintings of Meeke Mutter, to Ballet Arts at New York City Center on October 14. The program offers a mix of solos, duets and ensemble pieces choreographed by Kawazu and is enhanced by digital projections of the artwork that prompted them.


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Elevate Chicago presents 45 dancemakers

Posted on: 9/24/2018 1:20PM

Elevate Chicago Dance FestivalElevate Chicago Dance 2018 is a day of performances, installations, workshops and discussions by 45 Chicago dancemakers. The broadly defined theme of the day explores intersections between Dance, Space, Race and Place. Free and open to the public, it’s set for Sunday, October 21 at the Chicago Cultural Center.


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American Dance Festival Masterclass in Plano

Posted on: 9/24/2018 12:02PM

American Dance Festival Faculty MemberAre you a high school or college student living in North Texas? Then check out this event being presented by American Dance Festival (ADF), Dance Council of North Texas and Collin College in Plano, TX! On Sunday, October 14, the event Dancers Network will include a Countertechnique Masterclass taught by ADF Faculty Member Joy Davis and Scholarship Auditions.


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Monsters offers program for special needs

Posted on: 9/21/2018 12:15PM

eMpower Dance Convention ProgramMonsters Dance Conventions is calling dancers of all abilities! In response to overwhelming feedback, it is bringing its eMpower Special Needs Dance Program to as many cities as possible. The program focuses on bringing dance education and creative movement to dancers with special needs in a fun and supportive environment. Sessions consist of a hip-hop dance class, freestyle circle and pizza party!


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Steps has a New Owner and Director!

Posted on: 9/20/2018 3:35PM

Steps on BroadwaySteps on Broadway, the internationally-recognized dance training center now in its 39th year, has announced that it has reached an agreement with Joe Lanteri for him to become co-owner of Steps and take the role of executive director. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the month. Carol Paumgarten, who founded the company, will partner with Lanteri to develop and execute the vision and direction to take Steps forward into its next 40 years.


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Dance pioneer Arthur Mitchell passes away

Posted on: 9/19/2018 3:04PM

Dance Theatre of Harlem FounderAccording to The New York Times, the great dance trailblazer Arthur Mitchell died today in Manhattan. At age 84, Mitchell was renowned as a former barrier-breaking dancer with New York City Ballet in the 1950s and ‘60s and the founding director of the groundbreaking Dance Theatre of Harlem. He passed away at a NYC hospital reportedly due to complications from heart failure.


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Apply now for Eurotard Scholarships!

Posted on: 9/18/2018 12:25PM

Dance and Performing Arts ScholarshipsDance is expensive. You know what helps? Money! Eurotard Dancewear’s Scholarship Program has been helping dancers continue their training and education with 13 annual scholarships for years. It’s simple to apply: no essays and no auditions! All you need to do is fill out an online application! The deadline to apply is November 30!


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SYTYCD Season 15 Winner announced, Live Tour launching soon

Posted on: 9/14/2018 2:08PM

SYTYCD Season 15 WinnerThis week, the 15-time Emmy Award-winning show So You Think You Can Dance presented the finale for Season 15, wrapping up another summer season of exceptional dance with America crowning one lucky competitor as their new favorite dancer. And the winner is…


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Groove’s 2018 Convention Tour to launch

Posted on: 9/13/2018 10:55PM

Dance ConventionDirected by Daniel DeFranco, Groove aims to produce positive, fun and memorable experiences for dancers, instructors and families alike. Its 2018-19 Season will feature nine Fall Conventions, 51 Regional Competitions and two National Finals. The Fall Conventions kick off in Milwaukee, WI on October 7.


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BalletX dancer Daniel Mayo joins MBC faculty

Posted on: 9/12/2018 5:50PM

Metropolitan Ballet Company Boys’ Scholarship Program faculty memberAcclaimed dancer Daniel Mayo, a member of the BalletX contemporary ballet company since 2014, is now teaching classical dance for the Metropolitan Ballet Company (MBC) Boys’ Scholarship Program during the 2018-19 Season. Mayo gave his final performance for BalletX this summer, and recently joined the MBC faculty in Jenkintown, PA. Trimester 1 commenced Monday, September 10 and marked the launch of the 20th anniversary of MBC’s renowned Boys’ Scholarship Program.


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Dark Circles premieres 'Aladdin' in Dallas

Posted on: 9/11/2018 8:00AM

Dark Circles Contemporary DanceThe AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas will soon launch the 2018-19 Season of The Elevator Project, featuring the work of small and emerging arts groups. The Elevator Project’s new season will feature productions from eight Dallas-based performing arts companies. The five year-old project has been hailed for the resources the Center provides new artists. First up is Aladdin, Habibi by Dark Circles Contemporary Dance.


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WILD Dance Intensive tours 1-day experience

Posted on: 9/10/2018 7:15AM

WILD DANCE INTENSIVEWILD Dance Intensive is bringing its affordable, one-day, high-energy dance experience to eight cities this fall! Presenting classes in all disciplines, WILD will motivate your students and present them with engaging, fun choreography.


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Want to see the Rockettes with your studio?

Posted on: 9/7/2018 10:30AM

42nd Street Tours & TravelHow would you like to experience Christmas in New York City with your dance studio? Seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular by the Rockettes and New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine's The Nutcracker? Maybe even hopping over to Broadway Dance Center or Steps on Broadway for a couple classes? 42nd Street Tours & Travel offers countless trips and experiences for student groups!


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Inclusive Dance Conference set for Miami

Posted on: 9/6/2018 6:00PM

Forward Motion Inclusive Dance ConferenceKaren Peterson and Dancers in Miami is expanding its work by launching an annual international festival and conference of physically integrated dance. This groundbreaking contemporary dance form – inclusive of those with and without disabilities, on stage and in the audience – challenges artistic and societal perceptions of what defines physical beauty and beautiful movement. Forward Motion, as the event is called, will be September 26–29.


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Ballet West’s Education and Outreach programs changing thousands of lives

Posted on: 9/5/2018 4:00PM

Inspiring Children About Not Dropping OutBallet West’s Education and Outreach programs are the most expansive of any ballet company in the United States, serving more than 110,000 students, teachers and community members last year alone. For two decades, one of these initiatives, Inspiring Children About Not Dropping Out, has helped tens of thousands of students find focus and direction by teaching them dance at elementary schools across the state. On September 19, Ballet West celebrates this poignant program with a special luncheon.


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Denver Dance Conference open to proposals

Posted on: 9/4/2018 12:36PM

2018 Denver Dance ConferenceThe 5th Annual Denver Dance Conference for educators and students will be held November 3-4, 2018. Do you have something to share with the dance community? The conference is accepting proposals from professionals who want to teach a dance class, choreograph, present a workshop or perform.


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