DANCE NEWS


Ailey Extension offers varied youth programs

Posted on: 7/26/2018 8:00AM

Horton dance classThis summer, Ailey Extension is offering a variety of unique dance programs for young, aspiring dancers. With one or two-week performance intensives and weekly training classes taught by New York City’s premier choreographers and instructors, kids and teens can enjoy developing technique, enhancing musicality and releasing creative expression. All classes take place at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.


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Need to rent a dance floor?

Posted on: 7/25/2018 5:21PM

Dance Floor RentalsAre you looking to rent a floor for your next dance event? If so, did you know Stagestep offers various floor rental options? Excitingly, rentals are on sale at a 20% discount too!


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Three Americans to compete in 2018 Genée

Posted on: 7/25/2018 7:15AM

2018 Genée Hong KongOver 50 dancers from 13 nationalities will take part in the 2018 Genée International Ballet Competition in Hong Kong this August. Of those, three will represent the USA. The weeklong event will be held at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Hong Kong City Hall.


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Celebrate National Dance Day 2018!

Posted on: 7/24/2018 2:40PM

Segerstrom Center for the ArtsNational Dance Day is this Saturday, July 28! How will you celebrate? Events are taking place across the U.S. and everyone is encouraged to join in! See event listings and learn the 2018 National Dance Day Routine online at The Dizzy Feet Foundation.


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Louisville Ballet to premiere 'Tempest'

Posted on: 7/23/2018 3:00PM

Louisville Ballet Artistic and Executive DirectorKentucky’s Louisville Ballet promises to make waves with the world premiere of Tempest. Performances will run August 1 through 5 during Louisville’s annual Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, presented by Kentucky Shakespeare.


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Texas Ballet Theater to present 'Cinderella'

Posted on: 7/20/2018 7:20AM

Texas Ballet Theater's Cinderella by Ben StevensonTexas Ballet Theater will present Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella on August 24-26 at the Winspear Opera House on the AT&T Performing Arts Center Campus in Dallas, Texas. The full-length ballet has three acts and lasts approximately two hours and 10 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions. A “Wiggle Room” is available for restless children to play.


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'A Man of Dance' film to have NY premiere

Posted on: 7/19/2018 7:20AM

Un Homme de Danse filmA Man of Dance (Un Homme de Danse), a celebration of the life of Vincent Warren (1938-2017), makes its New York premiere at the 46th edition of the Dance on Camera Festival (July 20-24), a wide-ranging selection of dance films over a five-day period presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association.


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Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory opens

Posted on: 7/18/2018 8:05AM

Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory opensValentina Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, announces the opening of the Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk, CT. The school announces its Summer Intensive, to be held August 6 – 15, with the full season starting September 10.


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Smuin Ballet celebrates 25 years this fall

Posted on: 7/17/2018 7:10AM

San Francisco ballet companyMarking its quarter-century, Smuin Contemporary Ballet in San Francisco has announced a sensational lineup for its 25th Anniversary Season, featuring the highly-anticipated return of Trey McIntyre, a world premiere by Amy Seiwert and brand-new mainstage adaptations from Smuin dancers, plus timeless classics by Michael Smuin celebrating an array of music from Gershwin to Nat King Cole.


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92Y announces collaboration with NYTB

Posted on: 7/16/2018 8:00AM

NYTB/92YThis fall, 92Y and New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) will begin a collaboration bringing pre-professional training and performance opportunities to 92Y’s School of Dance. The new program—known as NYTB at 92Y (NYTB/92Y)—is open to students starting at age 7, with curriculum based on the Cecchetti syllabus. This new collaboration is in addition to the array of classes already offered at 92Y’s School of Dance.


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OBT to premiere first full 'Napoli' in U.S.

Posted on: 7/13/2018 7:15AM

Full August Bournonville Ballet ProductionOregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) will open its 2018-19 Season as the first U.S. company to build a production of – and stage – the fiery full-length work Napoli. Originally created in 1842 for Denmark’s Royal Ballet, this work by August Bournonville has remained popular with European audiences for over 175 years. It'll hit Portland's Keller Auditorium in October.


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Deborah Abel Dance to perform in the park

Posted on: 7/12/2018 12:00PM

Deborah Abel Dance CompanyOn July 14, Deborah Abel Dance Company will present a free afternoon performance of excerpts from The Wild Divine at Kennard Park in Newton, MA. The Wild Divine is described as a “mystical, emotional and spiritual journey to the true aliveness and beauty that lives inside all of us”. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic items.


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Dance Canvas accepting applications for 2019

Posted on: 7/11/2018 2:45PM

Dance Canvas accepting submissions for 2019The Atlanta-based choreography initiative Dance Canvas is now accepting submissions in all styles of dance for its 11th Season. The 2018-19 Performance Series will be March 22 and 23, 2019 at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech. Submissions are due August 15.


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Margi Cole awarded Omi Dance Residency

Posted on: 7/10/2018 3:48PM

2018 Omi Dance Residency ArtistMargi Cole, founder and artistic director of The Dance COLEctive, has been awarded a 2018 Art Omi: Dance Residency. She will join nine other artists from around the world to participate in a creative exchange on July 16–August 6 at Art Omi’s campus in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City.


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American Ballet Comp names new owner

Posted on: 7/9/2018 2:05PM

American Ballet Competition names new owner/directorThe Institute for Dance Education Arts, Inc. recently announced that Raymond Van Mason, founder and artistic director of Imagine Ballet Theatre in Ogden, Utah, will be assuming the ownership and direction of the American Ballet Competition (ABC) as of July 12. ABC was founded by Katherine Kersten and Kee-Juan Han in 2005 and has been directed by Kersten since then.


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'Available Light' opens Mostly Mozart Festival

Posted on: 7/9/2018 12:20PM

Lucinda Childs Dance CompanyThis summer’s Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City marks an expansion, as it significantly increases the size and scope of its multidisciplinary presentations. The festival opens with Available Light, a trailblazing collaboration seen in New York for the first time in 33 years.


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Sarasota Ballet to revive 'Paquita'

Posted on: 7/5/2018 12:25PM

The Sarasota Ballet in Galina Samsova's production of Paquita. Photo by Frank AlturaThe Sarasota Ballet will revive Galina Samsova’s production of Paquita during the company’s 2018-19 Season. The performances will take place on October 26-28 at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts in Sarasota, Florida. Samsova’s production of Paquita was first staged for the Sarasota Ballet in 2010.


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'The Blues Project' live onstage in Vail

Posted on: 7/4/2018 2:14PM

Dorrance DanceOn Friday, August 10, extraordinary tap dancer Michelle Dorrance returns to the Vail Dance Festival in Colorado with The Blues Project, a thrilling tap and blues experience. Her company, Dorrance Dance, brings together its explosive tap dancing with the lyrically powerful blues of Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely.


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Chicago Dancemakers Forum hosts Awards

Posted on: 7/3/2018 4:31PM

Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2018 Lab ArtistIn May, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum announced the six recipients of the 2018 Lab Artist Awards. Each of them will soon be recognized at the 2018 Awards Celebration and Benefit on Thursday, July 12 at The Arts Club of Chicago.


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Apply for $10,000 choreographic award

Posted on: 7/2/2018 3:00PM

Washington AwardSince its founding in 2000, the non-profit S&R Foundation in Washington D.C. has sought to support talented artists and scientists in their fields. In 2018, S&R continues its commitment to sponsoring artists, including dancers, through its Washington Award. Apply now through August 3!


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LA Unbound announces new venue, auditions

Posted on: 6/28/2018 10:05AM

Los Angeles showcase for choreographersLA Unbound, a showcase for emerging and established choreographers in Los Angeles, recently announced that its Fall 2018 Show will be presented at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. It also revealed the dates for its choreography submission deadline and dancer auditions.


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Jersey Tap Fest returns for 9th festival

Posted on: 6/27/2018 7:00AM

New Jersey summer tap dance festivalJersey Tap Fest celebrates its ninth year on August 9-12 in East Hanover and Morristown, NJ. The expanding four-day festival offers a full menu of over 50 beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in tap, improvisation, body percussion, hip-hop, music theory and more.


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Delve into Countertechnique this summer

Posted on: 6/26/2018 10:30AM

Anouk van DijkSummer 2018 offers a lot of opportunities to delve into Countertechnique in the USA. Of the many exciting workshops, two major ones are July 2-11 at BODYTRAFFIC's Summer Program in Los Angeles with James Vu Anh Pham and August 21-24 at Gibney Dance in New York City with Founder Anouk van Dijk.


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'Six Degrees of Separation' enters sixth year

Posted on: 6/25/2018 2:00PM

Contemporary Dance Company NYCSix Degrees Dance, a contemporary company based in New York City, will soon present Six Degrees of Separation: Process. It will showcase six emerging choreographers and companies from New York and Canada in the Mark O’Donnell Theater at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn.


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Siudy Flamenco presents new 'Amor Brujo'

Posted on: 6/22/2018 3:00PM

Amor BrujoSiudy Flamenco Dance Theater will soon present an original program artistically directed and choreographed by Siudy Garrido at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. Entitled Amor Brujo, this program was first presented in 2015 in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Now it has been extended and will feature the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.


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Native choreographer creating new dance to honor Indigenous world

Posted on: 6/21/2018 10:30AM

Native Choreographer to create new dance project to honor Indigenous worldRosy Simas, an award-winning Haudenosaunee (Seneca Nation, Heron Clan) choreographer based in the Twin Cities, is developing a new full-length dance performance, Weave, to honor the interwoven and interdependent nature of the Native world. Individual Indigenous histories will be woven into a performance that envelops the audience in an immersive experience of story, dance, moving image and sound.


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Michael Jackson musical set for Broadway

Posted on: 6/20/2018 4:00PM

Michael Jackson musical set for BroadwayA new stage show on the King of Pop’s life is coming to Broadway in about two years, according to major news and entertainment outlets. The untitled musical production on Michael Jackson will feature choreography by none other than Christopher Wheeldon.


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YPAD fundraises to keep consultants free

Posted on: 6/19/2018 2:00PM

YPAD Consultant Group raising fundsYouth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD) has announced a call to action to support its YPAD Community Care Fund. Funds are needed for the YPAD Consultant Group, which offers the public free consultations with doctors, therapists or specialists covering emotional, physical and sexual safety, including assistance with sex-abuse reporting.


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Vitacca acquires Payne Academy of Ballet

Posted on: 6/19/2018 12:05PM

Vitacca Dance expands to WoodlandsVitacca Vocational School for Dance’s Founder and Artistic Director Kelly Ann Vitacca has announced plans to acquire Payne Academy of Ballet in The Woodlands, Texas. The school will be rebranded as Vitacca Vocational School for Dance Woodlands and welcomes dancers ages 3-18.


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Young Choreographer's Festival in 9th year

Posted on: 6/18/2018 10:00PM

YCF Symphony Space NYC DanceThe Young Choreographer's Festival, now in its ninth year, has presented more than 100 young artists on its YCF stage. The 2018 festival is set for June 22 at Symphony Space in NYC. This year’s Young Choreographers have been mentored by professionals like Maurice Brandon Curry, artistic director of The Eglevsky Ballet.


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