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Steps Repertory Ensemble welcomes spring

Posted on: 4/3/2015 8:30AM

Steps Repertory Ensemble 2015 Spring SeasonSteps Repertory Ensemble will present works by Artistic Director Bradley Shelver, Mike Esperanza, Francesca Harper, Jae Man Joo and Lar Lubovitch as part of the company’s upcoming spring season. Featuring two world premieres, performances will be presented on April 30-May 2 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York.


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Troupes selected for 5th DanceMotion USA

Posted on: 4/1/2015 11:00AM

Limón Dance Company in Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor by Doris HumphreyThe U.S. Department of State and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) have announced the three American dance companies selected to participate in the fifth season of DanceMotion USA—the dynamic cultural diplomacy program that supports United States foreign policy goals by engaging international audiences. Congratulations to BODYTRAFFIC, Dance Heginbotham and Jose Limon Dance Company!


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2015 National Dance Week gearing up

Posted on: 3/31/2015 8:00AM

National Dance Week Celebration in St. LouisThis year’s National Dance Week will be Friday, April 24 through Sunday, May 3. The week will host contests, performances and activities for the whole family in locations across the U.S., all to celebrate dance and promote fun fitness. The National Dance Week Foundation encourages dancers and teachers to get involved!


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Learn about Injury Prevention at Steps

Posted on: 3/30/2015 9:00AM

2015 Injury Prevention Workshop at Steps on BroadwayThe School at Steps in New York City will close its 2014-15 Complete Dancer Series on Sunday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. with the Injury Prevention Workshop. This event will discuss ways to prevent and recover from dance injuries. The panel includes nutritionist Rachel Fine, Leigh Heflin from The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, Dr. Andrew Price and former American Ballet Theatre Principal Ashley Tuttle.


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Mark Morris' 'L'Allegro' airing on PBS

Posted on: 3/26/2015 7:00AM

Mark Morris Dance Group in L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il ModeratoMark Morris' masterwork L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato will make its television premiere on Friday, March 27 on PBS's Great Performances. The show, with an introduction by Mikhail Baryshnikov, was filmed last summer in Madrid in high-definition and is a wonderful opportunity for people to see this landmark work.


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Ballet Arizona revives Ratmansky work

Posted on: 3/25/2015 2:00PM

Ballet Arizona in Alexei Ratmansky's Le Carnaval Des AnimauxBallet Arizona will revive Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's Le Carnaval Des Animaux (meaning “Carnival of the Animals”) as part of its program “Today's Masters” this week, on March 26-29. Ratmansky, who is renowned as the former director of the Bolshoi Ballet and as the current artist-in-residence for American Ballet Theatre, originally brought the work to Ballet Arizona in 2013.


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American Dance Festival releases 2015 season

Posted on: 3/24/2015 9:30AM

2015 American Dance FestivalThe American Dance Festival (ADF) announced the schedule for its 2015 season last week. ADF's 82nd season, running June 11-July 25, includes something for everyone with more than 60 performances by 31 companies and choreographers from around the world. Program highlights include: Shen Wei Dance Arts celebrating its 15th anniversary; “Dynamic Duos” presenting four ADF-commissioned duets; and the ADF debuts of Frances's Company Wang Ramirez and Cuba's Ballet Folklórico Cutumba.


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West Australian Ballet holds auditions in NYC

Posted on: 3/24/2015 9:00AM

West Australian Ballet New York Auditions April 2015West Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director Aurelien Scannella will hold auditions in New York City on Friday, April 17. West Australian Ballet, a 37-member historic dance company founded in 1952 by Ballets Russes dancer Madame Kira Bousloff, is based in Perth and offers extensive programing throughout the year, with three to four major seasons plus regional touring.


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DanceTeacherWeb Live moves to East Coast

Posted on: 3/23/2015 11:00AM

DanceTeacherWeb Conference and Expo This summer, the DanceTeacherWeb Conference and Expo is coming to the East Coast! After five years in Las Vegas, the conference now invites dance teachers to the fabulous Foxwoods Resort in beautiful Connecticut on August 3-6 to connect with fellow teachers and studio owners from around the world. Featuring an all-star faculty and a fantastic expo, DanceTeacherWeb Live will send attendees home re-energized and ready for the new season ahead.


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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet closes

Posted on: 3/23/2015 8:35AM

Cedar Lake Contemporary BalletLate Friday, March 20, New York-based Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet announced that it is closing. It posted a short announcement on its website and its social media. The highly esteemed avant-garde company was founded and funded by Walmart heiress Nancy Walton Laurie a dozen years ago. The company, most recently run by Artistic Director Alexandra Damiani, just finished an an international tour.


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Project Dance hosts Greenville event in May

Posted on: 3/20/2015 9:00AM

Project Dance Greenville 2015Project Dance, a global movement of dancers, has launched its 2015 season! It will host an event on May 22-24 in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, with participants dancing at The Peace Center's beautiful outdoor theater. Greenville Event Producers Shaun and Chasity Strickland invite dancers in the region to register.


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DANCE OPEN announces 14th season

Posted on: 3/19/2015 10:00AM

DANCE OPEN Festival in RussiaThe DANCE OPEN Festival returns to St. Petersburg on April 21–27. The Festival presents performances by some of the world’s most talented soloists, renowned companies and famous choreographers. The Dutch National Ballet will open the 2015 Festival with a mixed program on April 21 and then Vienna State Ballet and various elite dancers from companies like The Royal Danish Ballet will grace the stage.


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'MindFluctuations' premieres in D.C.

Posted on: 3/19/2015 8:00AM

Maida Withers Dance Construction CompanyFor its 40th Anniversary Season, the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company premieres MindFluctuations tonight, a real-time interactive spectacle of dance, 3D projected virtual artworks, use of the Emotiv neuro headset and live electronic music. The performance will be presented at Lisner Auditorium in Washington D.C.


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Steps hosts ADM21 for Classes and Talk

Posted on: 3/18/2015 10:00AM

American Dance Machine for the 21st CenturySteps on Broadway in New York City is offering master classes led by artists from American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) through Friday, March 27. In addition, the Steps Beyond Foundation's Artists Talk Series presents “Passing It On: A Conversation with American Dance Machine 21” this Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m., featuring ADM21 Directors Nikki Feirt Atkins and Margo Sappington joined by Robert La Fosse, Tomé Cousin and Lars Rosager.


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National Museum of Dance opens new exhibit

Posted on: 3/17/2015 11:45AM

Dancers Antón Gazenbeek and Natalie LarucciaThe National Museum of Dance, located in Saratoga Springs, New York, welcomes visitors this Saturday, March 21 to its opening reception for 125 Years of Tango: A Walk Through the History of the Dance, a new exhibit focusing on Argentine tango history. Free and open to the public, the reception will feature music, tango demonstrations, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.


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PUSHfest calls for choreographers

Posted on: 3/16/2015 9:00AM

PUSHfest in San FranciscoSan Francisco-based PUSH Dance Company seeks existing and created dance works for the curated ​PUSH​fest ​set for September 18-20. The festival showcases 14 choreographers in two separate programs to take place in the state-of-the-art ODC Theater at 3153 Seventeenth Street (at Shotwell.)


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NY show 'The Giving Tree' benefits St. Jude

Posted on: 3/14/2015 8:00AM

Mike Esperanza’s work in performance at the Young Choreographer's FestivalA group of New York-based choreographers and dancers are uniting for a special event at The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance on March 28 and 29. Dubbed "The Giving Tree", this benefit show will bring together artists seeking to raise awareness for pediatric cancer and to contribute to finding a cure. All of the event’s proceeds are being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a world leader in saving children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


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Free 'Days of Dance' hosted in Houston

Posted on: 3/13/2015 9:00AM

Vitacca Dance Project's Days of Dance 2015Vitacca Dance Project has announced its inaugural Days of Dance will be in honor of Dominic Walsh and held on April 18 and 19 at Vitacca’s studios, located in the Montrose section of Houston, Texas. The community is invited to enjoy a weekend of free classes for ages nine to adult, plus a performance and a ribbon cutting.


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'Move Live On Tour' hits the road again

Posted on: 3/12/2015 9:00AM

2015 Move Live on Tour with Julianne and Derek HoughThe celebrated brother-and-sister team Derek and Julianne Hough have unveiled the dates and locations of the second edition of "Move Live on Tour." After last summer’s tour drew praise, the high-energy spectacle announced it will open June 12 in Phoenix and travel throughout North America, stopping in a total of 42 different locations. The tour will end in Las Vegas on August 8.


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'Dancing with the Stars' to begin 20th season

Posted on: 3/11/2015 9:00AM

Dancing with the Stars Season 20 CastCan you believe its already Season 20 for Dancing with the Stars? We agree – it’s crazy! But whether we can believe it or not, it’s real life and this Monday, March 16 the season will have its premiere at 8 p.m. EST on ABC! This beloved and star-studded ballroom extravaganza will present 12 promising couples.


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TutuTix offers Free Recital Tickets

Posted on: 3/10/2015 9:00AM

TutuTix offers Free Recital TicketsTutuTix recently announced that it will begin offering free printed tickets to all dance studios and performance companies who use TutuTix to sell recital tickets online. The tickets are full color, foil embossed and barcoded for security. They also feature key information about the studio and event.


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Twyla Tharp to present Anniversary Tour

Posted on: 3/9/2015 7:00PM

Dance legend Twyla TharpStarting this fall, dance legend Twyla Tharp will celebrate her 50th anniversary of her choreographic debut with a national tour. With more than 160 works, Tharp’s choreographic repertory offers many vast and diverse pieces, from full-length ballets to Broadway shows like Movin' Out and Come Fly Away. The tour will launch in Dallas on September 18 and 19.


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Capezio Bazaar coming soon to Peridance

Posted on: 3/9/2015 3:00PM

Capezio Bazaar at Peridance Capezio Center in March 2015Dancers are invited to the Capezio Bazaar at Peridance Capezio Center in New York City on Sunday, March 22. This event presents a whole day of shopping, mingling, snacking and more!


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2015 Vail International Dance Festival

Posted on: 3/9/2015 8:31AM

2015 Vail International Dance FestivalThe Vail International Dance Festival has announced its 2015 schedule to be held July 27-August 10, marking its 27th season with world premieres, exceptional debuts and captivating collaborations. Located in the alpine community of Vail, Colorado, the festival features many of the world's greatest artists from all genres of dance. The 2015 season presents Pacific Northwest Ballet star Carla Körbes as the Artist-in-Residence.


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The PULSE On Tour comes to Atlanta

Posted on: 3/6/2015 9:02AM

The PULSE On Tour Atlanta 2015 FacultyThe PULSE On Tour, one of America’s hottest dance conventions, is coming to Atlanta in full force! Join the PULSE Faculty – including Cris Judd, Dave Scott, Gil Duldulao, Ian Eastwood, Tessandra Chavez, Tricia Miranda and Erica Sobol – and your fellow dance community on March 14-15 for an explosive weekend of dance.


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Ricky Ubeda of SYTYCD joins 'On the Town'

Posted on: 3/4/2015 9:15AM

Ricky Ubeda at bows for On The TownThe new Broadway revival of On The Town welcomed So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 winner and "America's Favorite Dancer" Ricky Ubeda to the cast in late February for a limited engagement through April 26. Ubeda won this opportunity as part of his prize for being named SYTYCD champion last September.


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Ballet Austin presents 'Director's Choice'

Posted on: 3/3/2015 9:00AM

Ballet Austin in one/the body's graceEscape the madness of March with Ballet Austin’s Director’s Choice program on March 27-29 at The Long Center. The program will present three dance works that feature contemporary choreography, classical scores and a touch of tango. Choreographers include Artistic Director Stephen Mills, Jennifer Hart and Jimmy Orrante.


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ABT premieres 'The Sleeping Beauty' in Cali

Posted on: 3/2/2015 10:15AM

American Ballet Theatre's The Sleeping BeautyAmerican Ballet Theatre has returned to Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, California in the lead up to its world premiere of the classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Marius Petipa with staging and additional choreography by Alexei Ratmansky. In its 23rd visit to this performing arts center, ABT will present this all-new production on March 3–8, featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved score performed live.


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School of American Ballet hosts Winter Ball

Posted on: 2/26/2015 10:45AM

School of American Ballet Winter BallThe School of American Ballet (SAB) will host its 2015 Winter Ball at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater on Monday, March 9, as sponsored by legendary French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels for the eighth consecutive year. An annual event, the Winter Ball is a glamorous, black-tie dinner and dance attended by more than 500 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni.


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BTP at Sea submissions close March 15

Posted on: 2/26/2015 8:30AM

Broadway Theatre Project at SeaBroadway Theatre Project, one of the world’s leading musical theatre arts education programs for high school and college students, is typically offered over three weeks each summer. For 2015, BTP will be hosted by Norwegian Cruise Line at their state-of-the-art training facility in Tampa Bay, Florida. BTP will be accepting submissions from students age 16 and older. Only 80 applicants will be selected for this premier experience, presented July 9-August 1.


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