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'Footloose' coming to Norwegian Cruise Line!

Posted on: 11/7/2018 12:20PM

Norwegian Creative StudiosNorwegian Creative Studios, the in-house entertainment division of Norwegian Cruise Line, has announced auditions for its reimagined and revamped production of Broadway's Footloose. Dancers and dancers who can sing are sought to perform in this brand-new show at sea with fresh and exciting choreography!


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Fly on a Wall and staibdance in joint program

Posted on: 11/6/2018 4:16PM

Uncaged Community Dance FestivalTwo small Atlanta-based contemporary dance troupes, Fly on a Wall and staibdance, will soon unite within the Uncaged Community Dance Festival to revisit and re-examine pivotal works in their repertories. Presented by Bluebird Uncaged, the festival will bring together some of Atlanta’s most talented artists from November 26 - December 2 at 7 Stages Theatre.


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MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet to present first home season at Dance Loft on 14

Posted on: 11/5/2018 7:00AM

Rite of Spring, Crash of FallMOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet, seeking to push the boundaries of ballet to tackle policy issues affecting society, recently premiered Rite of Spring, Crash of Fall for its commission at The Kennedy Center. Now the company prepares to present a full-length performance of this and Glacier: A Climate Change Ballet in winter of 2019 for its first home season at Dance Loft on 14, the company’s 8,000 square foot facility in Ward 4.


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Pentacle presents 7th year of 'Fall Further'

Posted on: 11/2/2018 10:51AM

Pentacle NYCPentacle's seventh year of Fall Further will present the distinct work of choreographers using dance as a vehicle to comment on, represent, question and deny the realities of our current times. From classical to modern to theatrical, these select artists in Pentacle's Administrative Support Program create a diverse evening of dance with a provocative flair. Set for Sunday evening, November 4, the program will be staged at Dixon Place in NYC.


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Steps launches Thursday Spotlight Series

Posted on: 11/1/2018 8:00AM

Thursday Spotlight SeriesSteps on Broadway has announced a new Thursday Spotlight Series, your chance to dance with a different special guest artist every Thursday from 8-10 p.m. at the famed NYC dance institution. The instructors include artistic directors, choreographers and teachers from Broadway, the concert stage, television and film. Advanced and advanced intermediate dancers are welcome.


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Prix de Lausanne names 2019 candidates

Posted on: 10/31/2018 11:19AM

47th International Ballet CompetitionAfter much deliberation, Prix de Lausanne has selected 71 dancers from its 363 video applicants. Along with nine pre-selected candidates, a total of 80 dancers will take part in the 47th edition of the world-renowned competition in Switzerland from February 3-10. Of these, 10 are from the U.S.


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Modern dancer celebrates her 20-year career

Posted on: 10/30/2018 1:25PM

AWAKENING RHYTHMSFrancesca Todesco, a longtime member of the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble and Dances by Isadora, celebrates her 20-year journey in the American Modern Dance Scene with two performances on November 3 and 4 at University Settlement in downtown Manhattan.


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Young dancers to celebrate 19th Amendment

Posted on: 10/29/2018 2:37PM

NB2 to present Gina Patterson’s Inspired by Tennessee’s vital role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Nashville Ballet’s second company NB2 will premiere Gina Patterson’s 72 Steps at Harpeth Hall School’s Frances Bond Davis Theatre on Saturday, November 10. The performance is free and open to the public. The work is commissioned by the League of Women Voters of Nashville and their Perfect 36 Supporters.


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Practice at home with Dancestep Plus Mats

Posted on: 10/26/2018 2:05PM

Dance flooring and practice matsStagestep Flooring Solutions, the oldest and largest dance floor provider in the USA, is proudly offering dancers and teachers another way to practice in comfort at home. It’s Dancestep Plus Mats are perfect for practicing your turns and other favorite moves.


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New Flamenco & Tap Programs at The Pillow

Posted on: 10/25/2018 2:15PM

The School at Jacob's PillowThe School at Jacob’s Pillow announces 2019 programs in Contemporary Ballet, Flamenco, Contemporary, Tap, Choreography and Dance Photography. Situated in the heart of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the longest-running dance festival in the United States, The School has been instrumental to the careers of dance artists for over 80 years. Now it launches a biennial Tap Program directed by Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and a 2019 course on the traditions and current directions of flamenco.


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Free health screening offered to L.A. dancers

Posted on: 10/24/2018 11:48AM

Dance Resource Center of Los AngelesThe Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles will soon host a free Day of Dancer Health on Sunday, November 4 at Lula Washington Dance Theatre. Professional dancers aged 18 and above can receive a preventative assessment screening administered by licensed health professionals who have expertise in working with performing artists.


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Caleb Teicher collaborates with Conrad Tao

Posted on: 10/23/2018 10:25PM

Caleb Teicher collaborates with Conrad TaoWorks & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents a dance commission preview, Caleb Teicher & Co with Conrad Tao: More Forever on Sunday, October 28. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance traditions such as vernacular jazz, tap and Lindy Hop, set to Tao's new contemporary score for piano and electronics.


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Two Exciting Events for You in New York

Posted on: 10/22/2018 4:28PM

DTW NYC Events 2019Dance The World Events has unveiled two exciting opportunities for dancers in the city that never sleeps! Dance The World Broadway will return from July 25-29, 2019, and will include the chance to perform in Times Square and on a Broadway stage! At the same time, Dance The World will present the brand-new World Hip-Hop Dance Competition!


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Revolution Dancewear acquires IDS

Posted on: 10/19/2018 7:46AM

Dance Costume CollectionRevolution Dancewear, a leading brand and seller of recital costumes and dancewear, has announced its acquisition of International Dance Supplies (IDS), another retailer of recital costumes, specialty dancewear and footwear. This strengthens the positions of Revolution and its UK platform Dance Direct in the costume segment of the market to teachers and dance studios, and expands its operating footprint across Europe.


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#Taplife presents 'In Good Company'

Posted on: 10/18/2018 1:07PM

In Good CompanyDirected by Anthony Lo Cascio, #Taplife will present In Good Company on Friday, November 9 as part of the 25th Big Apple Tap Festival in New York City. The show will open with a guest performance by Speaking in Taps.


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'Dancing with the Stars: Live!’ to tour in winter

Posted on: 10/17/2018 12:22PM

DWTS Live Tour 2018-2019One of TV’s biggest dance shows, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, launches a brand-new national tour this winter, featuring 10 fan favorites — Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Hayley Erbert, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater and Britt Stewart. It begins December 15 in Columbia, SC and ends on February 17 in Jacksonville, FL.


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Hit the court at a Chicago Bulls game!

Posted on: 10/16/2018 10:18PM

National Dance  FoundationHow would you like to dance at a Chicago Bulls Pregame Show? Thanks to the National Dance Foundation, dancers of all ages and abilities can now apply to perform at the Chicago Bulls vs. Celtics Game on Saturday, December 8 at 6:45 p.m. The deadline to apply is November 8.


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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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