DANCE NEWS


Breakout counting down to Premier Tour

Posted on: 12/28/2018 2:56PM

Student Dance CompetitionDirected by Joel Valdiviezo, Breakout Dance Competition is an innovative company that strives to provide a memorable experience for all performers, studio owners, directors, families and friends. It launches its Premier Tour on February 22 in New Jersey and over the course of its season will visit 11 cities.


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Soo Youn Cho promoted at Houston Ballet

Posted on: 12/27/2018 2:45PM

Principal dancer at Houston BalletHouston Ballet has announced that Artistic Director Stanton Welch AM has promoted Soo Youn Cho to the rank of Principal. Formally a First Soloist, Cho was promoted on the evening of December 23, 2018 after starring in Stanton Welch AM’s The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy. This well-deserved promotion is another welcomed celebration and symbol of triumph for the organization during its return to its home stage.


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Stagestep announces End of Year Blowout

Posted on: 12/26/2018 2:26PM

Dance Flooring ClearanceNow through January 2, Stagestep Flooring Solutions is offering a End of Year Blowout! Shoppers can take advantage of discounted prices, various specials and closeouts at www.Stagestep.com


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Audition for BDC Professional Semester!

Posted on: 12/24/2018 8:30AM

BDC Pro Semester Audition Tour 2019Have you heard about Professional Semester at Broadway Dance Center? This program based in NYC offers advanced technical training, professionalism skills and powerful networking opportunities to help aspiring professional dancers launch a sustainable career. The Professional Semester, which is designed for advanced dancers ages 18-27, will soon lead an exclusive audition tour!


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The School at Jacob’s Pillow now recruiting

Posted on: 12/21/2018 6:00PM

Recruitment Tour 2019The School at Jacob’s Pillow, a world-renowned center for professional advancement in artistic excellence, offers 2019 programs in Contemporary Ballet, Flamenco & Spanish Dance, Contemporary, Tap, Choreography and Dance Photography. Online applications are now open and the Recruitment Tour starts soon.


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The 'Nutcracker' of comebacks

Posted on: 12/21/2018 3:30PM

The Nutcracker Suite & SpicyThe Nutcracker Suite & Spicy—a rousing, toe-tapping, high-kicking spin on the classical ballet choreographed and directed by Carolyn Paine and performed by CONNetic Dance—is returning for its 9th year this weekend. It will delight audiences in the Aetna Theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut.


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New dance film 'Battle' streaming on Netflix

Posted on: 12/20/2018 3:52PM

Lisa Teige with Fabian Svegaard TapiaLooking for a new dance movie to enjoy on your break? One where you can kick your feet up and enjoy some stellar dancing? Netflix is here to deliver a fresh dance flick with Battle by director Katarina Launing!


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Showing looks back at unique Martha Graham collaboration

Posted on: 12/19/2018 12:01PM

Lloyd Knight and Marzia MemoliMartha Graham Dance Company, a leader in the development of modern and contemporary dance since its founding in 1926, continues its studio series entitled “GrahamDeconstructed” in 2019. The series offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the work of the company in the intimate setting of its West Village studios. In January, GrahamDeconstructed focuses on the extraordinary partnership between Martha Graham and sculptor-designer Isamu Noguchi.


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BellaMoxi is adding a Nationals!

Posted on: 12/18/2018 9:35AM

Dance Convention, Competition and FestivalBellaMoxi Dance Convention, Competition and Festival is heading into its fourth season, the Frame Your Focus Tour! Now it has announced it's adding a Nationals Event in Summer 2020 in New York City. National bids and scholarships will be awarded along the 2018-2019 Frame Your Focus Tour.


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Contemporary dance festival returns to Tempe

Posted on: 12/17/2018 10:40PM

CONDER/dance to host 2019 Contemporary Dance and Film FestivalAn exhilarating weekend of performances, master classes and social events featuring some of the most important voices in contemporary dance today, the Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance and Film Festival will hit the Tempe Center for the Arts in Arizona on January 25 and 26, 2019.


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Jacob’s Pillow announces 2019 Season

Posted on: 12/15/2018 9:45AM

Flamenco and Spanish dance at Jacob's PillowJacob’s Pillow has officially announced the full season lineup of Festival 2019 including world premieres, new commissions, international artists, anniversary celebrations, Pillow-exclusive engagements and work developed at the Pillow Lab. Entering its 87th consecutive summer, Jacob’s Pillow is home to the longest-running dance festival in the United States, a National Historic Landmark, a National Medal of Arts recipient and has steadily expanded its reach in the field and its local community as a year-round center for dance research and development.


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Dansco looking for models aged 5-20

Posted on: 12/13/2018 9:43AM

Dance Model AuditionsPopular costume supplier Dansco is auditioning dancers for upcoming photo shoots for its national catalog, website and social media. Auditions will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1299 County Street in Attleboro, MA.


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Brooklyn Ballet inspires Adidas Sneaker

Posted on: 12/12/2018 11:00PM

Brooklyn Ballet Launches New Sneaker in Collaboration with AdidasA new Adidas sneaker inspired by Brooklyn Ballet will soon make its debut on the feet of performers in the company’s expanded, one-night-only show The Brooklyn Nutcracker. Set for the majestic Kings Theatre in Flatbush, the show will see street dancers modeling the new kicks, which is inspired by the graffiti tutu worn by the mechanical doll in Act I.


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Lauren Grant still Marie in 'Hard Nut'

Posted on: 12/11/2018 9:04AM

Mark Morris Dance GroupMark Morris Dance Group’s colorful classic The Hard Nut returns to BAM in Brooklyn on December 14 - 23. Company member Lauren Grant is back for her 20th year performing as Marie. Grant, who was honored with a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her career with the company, has danced with MMDG since 1996.


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New 'Nutcracker' documentary tracks 4 Claras

Posted on: 12/10/2018 11:55AM

Justice Studios Nutcracker filmJust in time for the holidays, Justice, marketed as “the #1 destination for all things girls”, has unveiled its newest piece of content, Finding Clara. Finding Clara is a full-length documentary that was adapted from the super popular web series featured on the Justice YouTube channel. In partnership with Elevate Pictures, Justice was given exclusive access to go behind-the-scenes of BalletMet’s production of The Nutcracker to see it through the eyes of four hard-working young dancers.


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Beyond The Stars gears up for 2019 Season

Posted on: 12/7/2018 3:12PM

Beyond The Stars National Dance CompetitionA family owned company, Beyond The Stars National Dance Competition is now in its 14th year. It’s 2019 season will present over 60 dance events and three National Finals. It begins and ends in Somerset, NJ, before offering three Nationals. 


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USC Kaufman accepting applications for 2019 New Movement Residency

Posted on: 12/6/2018 11:39AM

Ana Maria Alvarez works with dancers and USC Kaufman studentsUSC Kaufman in Los Angeles is now accepting applications for its 2019 New Movement Residency program. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2019 and the residency will take place at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center in L.A. from June 3 - 21, 2019. This is the second year that USC Kaufman will be hosting this program, which aims to support the creative process by providing access to space, mentorship and other resources.


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Tapestry produces a jazzy 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 12/5/2018 10:00PM

Of Mice & Music: A Jazz Tap NutcrackerTapestry Dance Company in Austin, TX will celebrate the holidays with its rhythm tap and jazz spin on the beloved yuletide story, The Nutcracker. This show premiered to rave reviews and standing ovations last season. Entitled Of Mice & Music, it'll unite the company's professional dancers with the rising stars of its pre-apprentice youth company, Visions in Rhythm.


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Open call for 'America’s Got Talent' Season 14

Posted on: 12/4/2018 3:45PM

Talent Search for AGT by NBC NetworkAuditions began last month for America’s Got Talent Season 14, with judges visiting New York, Detroit, Knoxville and Morongo Casino in California to audition performers. Soon auditions will recommence, with stops including Tampa, Charlotte, San Antonio and Los Angeles.


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Hugh Jackman coming to an arena near you

Posted on: 12/3/2018 3:12PM

The Man. The Music. The Show.Hugh Jackman recently announced his first world tour! The Man. The Music. The Show. will present Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra. The tour is produced by AEG Presents, TEG-Dainty and Robert Fox, and follows up on his tour across Australia in November and December 2015.


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Rambert School to hold L.A. auditions

Posted on: 11/30/2018 11:30AM

International Dance Audition TourThe Rambert School, one of the world’s leading and most historic conservatoires, will be returning to Los Angeles on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Officials will hold a day of auditions and workshops at the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.


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Disney Channel star releases dance video

Posted on: 11/29/2018 2:18PM

Ruby Rose TurnerRuby Rose Turner, a 13-year-old dancer, singer and star of Disney Channel’s newest family sitcom "Coop & Cami Ask the World," introduced “Ruby Rock” earlier this month. The upbeat and vibrant dance video features the triple threat showing off her moves and singing chops. Now the dance-tutorial is available.


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Atlanta Ballet to unveil all-new 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 11/28/2018 5:00PM

Atlanta Ballet dancers at The Fox TheatreFor the first time in more than two decades, Atlanta Ballet will premiere a new version of The Nutcracker that will mark a milestone in company history. Two years in the making, this innovative production is designed to surprise and delight all audiences, from the young to the young-at-heart. The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra will perform live at each of the 19 performances held at the Fox Theatre from December 8-24, 2018.


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Three L.A. artists of color unite in one show

Posted on: 11/27/2018 7:40AM

Photo by Prin RodriguezThree Los Angeles-based female choreographers of color unite to present a collaborative performance project entitled It’s Not About Pretty at Bootleg Theater on November 30 and December 1. All Blaktina Festival alumni, Mallory Fabian, Brigette Dunn-Korpela and Vannia Ibarguen will each present a 20-minute piece.


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BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance to premiere 'reeling -> healing'

Posted on: 11/26/2018 3:20PM

reeling -> healing at Triskelion ArtsThis week, BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance will present the world premiere of reeling -> healing at Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater in Brooklyn. The new work is an exploration of feelings of frustration and helplessness that can occur as a result of a constant barrage of bad news and hatred.


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Eurotard loves Small Business Saturday

Posted on: 11/19/2018 3:00PM

Small Business SaturdaySmall Business Saturday sits right in between the craziness of Black Friday and the comfort of Cyber Monday, making it a difficult decision to get up and brave the crowds. But Eurotard Dancewear has good news for you: you can combine shopping online with the importance of supporting small businesses as every single order placed on www.Eurotard.com is routed through a local dance store.


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Explore techniques at Peridance this winter

Posted on: 11/16/2018 12:08PM

NYC Winter Dance Intensive 2018Peridance Capezio Center in New York City will soon offer its 2018 Winter Intensive. Designed to offer supplemental training during the winter season, the intensive invites students aged 17-24 to explore the teaching, choreographic and improvisational techniques employed by some of New York City's most prominent dance artists in the contemporary field.


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Photography family looks to add new members

Posted on: 11/15/2018 3:50PM

Owner John LovaskoMemory Makers Inc. is looking to expand its “family”! The ever growing company is looking to add new photographers to help with the ever increasing clientele base. It will be transversing the U.S. in the coming months and needs photographers with a professional demeanor and an ability to travel. Qualified candidates are welcome to apply.


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L.A. Youth Ballet reprises 'The Nutcracker'

Posted on: 11/14/2018 3:00PM

The Nutcracker by Andrea Paris-GutierrezInternationally renowned ballet stars and prominent role models Ashley Murphy and Brooklyn Mack will guest star with Los Angeles Youth Ballet this holiday season. The Nutcracker by Andrea Paris-Gutierrez will feature Murphy and Mack in the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. The two-act ballet production is set to Tchaikovsky’s quintessential score and includes more than 80 dancers.


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'Little Match Girl' is modernized in Dallas

Posted on: 11/13/2018 2:00PM

Avant Chamber BalletIn less than a month, the dancers of Avant Chamber Ballet and the singers of Verdigris Ensemble will present a modern retelling of The Little Match Girl, a short story by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen first published in 1845. Set for the Moody Performance Hall, it will be the first time that ballet and contemporary choral have collaborated in Dallas. 


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