Recipients named for 2015 CHIME grants

Posted on: 1/13/2015 9:00AM

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company announces recipients of 2015 CHIMEThe Margaret Jenkins Dance Company (MJDC) recently announced the recipients of the 2015 CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) grants in Southern California. With CHIME, artists will work in mentor-mentee pairs from now through June. The mentor-mentee pairs are: Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly with Rebecca Bruno; Robert Een with Alexx Shilling; and Carole Kim with Meena Murugesan.

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Houston Ballet doco airing on TV

Posted on: 1/12/2015 8:00AM

Artists of Houston Ballet in Stanton Welch’s La BayadereOn Saturday, January 17, Houston Ballet’s documentary Houston Ballet: Breaking Boundaries will air on KPRC Channel 2 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The 85-minute documentary travels through the rich history of Houston Ballet starting with the city’s budding interest in ballet in the 1930s and continuing to the present.

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CDF announces call for proposals

Posted on: 1/9/2015 8:00AM

Chicago Dancemakers Forum Call For ProposalsThe Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF) has announced its annual call for proposals for the 2015 Lab Artist Award Program. Four final recipients, to be announced in June 2015, will each receive a $15,000 cash award plus a full year of mentorship, artistic and professional development support toward new work in dance.

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The Dance Awards celebrates its 5th year

Posted on: 1/7/2015 8:00AM

The Dance Awards produced by Break the Floor Productions One of the ways Break the Floor Productions welcomes the summer season every year is with The Dance Awards, its prestigious awards ceremony that recognizes excellence in the past year of dance. In 2015, The Dance Awards celebrates its 5th year, hosting the Vegas event June 26-July 3 and the NYC event July 5-12.

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Winter Tap JAMboree hits Chicago in February

Posted on: 1/6/2015 8:00AM

Chicago Human Rhythm Project hosts 2015 Winter Tap JAMboreeThe Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating 25 years as the nation's premier presenter of American tap dance and international contemporary percussive arts, welcomes students and performers to its annual Winter Tap JAMboree on February 13-15, 2015. The JAMboree will feature master classes, auditions for the Tap Scholar Program and Nicholas Young's Institute For The Rhythmic Arts (IFTRA), a panel discussion and several Tap JAMs at the American Rhythm Center.

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Imagine Dance Challenge travels to 8 cities

Posted on: 1/5/2015 8:00AM

Imagine National Dance Challenge 2015 SeasonImagine National Dance Challenge, one of the many events under the umbrella of Star Dance Alliance, is preparing to launch its 2015 season in February. With an exciting tour schedule, superior staging and sound, top judges from across the industry, and scholarships and star dollars up for grabs, dancers don’t want to miss their closest Imagine 2015 event.

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Intermezzo to premiere five works

Posted on: 1/2/2015 8:00AM

Intermezzo Dance Company in New YorkIntermezzo Dance Company, a ballet company founded by American Ballet Theatre Soloist Craig Salstein, will present its 2015 season, featuring five world premieres, on January 17-18 at Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York. Intermezzo’s new program is titled “From Myth to Philosophy” and will explore classical myths through modern ballet.

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Step Up 2 Dance Tour kicks off Feb. 7

Posted on: 12/31/2014 10:00AM

Step Up 2 Dance TourDirected by Carol Wallace, Step Up 2 Dance is an inspiring, upbeat and fun dance competition which is currently gearing up for its 2015 Born2Dance Tour. This tour will kick off in Arizona on February 7. Then it will head to various locations across Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

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The School at Jacob's Pillow holds auditions

Posted on: 12/30/2014 7:00AM

The School at Jacob’s Pillow 2015 Audition TourIn the summer of 2015, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, a world-renowned center for elite dance training in Western Massachusetts, will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance and a new program titled “Social Dances: Jazz to Hip-Hop.” Auditions for these prestigious programs are scheduled throughout January, February and March in cities across the country, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago.

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Steps hosts discussion with Broadway greats

Posted on: 12/29/2014 10:15AM

Steps on Broadway Artists Talk SeriesMark your calendars for the next Artists Talk hosted by Steps Beyond on Saturday, January 24 at 7 p.m. Titled "Hear It From The Pros," this Artists Talk will be a discussion on working in the business of Broadway, featuring the great Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner.

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Star Talent tours to 12 Southern cities

Posted on: 12/29/2014 9:00AM

Star Talent National Talent CompetitionStar Talent National Talent Competition will visit 12 Southern cities for regionals in 2015, from venues in North Carolina and South Carolina to West Virginia and Georgia. Nationals will be July 15-19 in Myrtle Beach. Offering three levels of competition at each event, Star Talent gives all dancers a trophy no matter their ranking.

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Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre in Philly debut

Posted on: 12/26/2014 9:00AM

Miami's Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre comes to PhiladelphiaKnown for its larger-than life theatricality and surreal aesthetic based on Miami’s unique subculture, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre will present two full-length dance theatre works that fuse contemporary dance, theatre, opera, music, performance art and drag at Annenberg Center in Philadelphia for the first time on January 15-17, 2015.

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Believe coming to 14 cities in 2015

Posted on: 12/25/2014 9:00AM

Believe National Talent Competition for DancersNew world talent competition Believe offers opportunities for performers to compete in divisions like gymnastics/acrobatics, ballet, baton, cheerleading, clogging, contemporary, folkloric, musical theatre, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, modeling and more. Directed by Gary Pate, the competition is now preparing to travel to 14 cities in total, beginning in early February for regionals.

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55th L.A. County Holiday Celebration

Posted on: 12/23/2014 10:00AM

L.A. County Holiday Celebration 2014If you are in Los Angeles this Christmas Eve, don’t miss the 55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration at The Music Center! More than 20 music groups, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region will celebrate the season during a free three-hour holiday show.

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Revolution leaps into new season

Posted on: 12/23/2014 9:00AM

Revolution Talent Competition 2015 Regionals and NationalsEntering its eighth year, Revolution Talent Competition continues to focus on providing an affordable dance event that excels in customer service and excellence. Leaping into 2015, Revolution will commence its season on February 6-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. With 45 regional events and three nationals in total, the competition continues to grow and expand into new arenas.

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Inaside Chicago Dance hosts Winter Workshop

Posted on: 12/22/2014 10:00AM

Inaside Chicago Dance 2014 Winter WorkshopNeed to get your muscles moving after the holiday busyness? Want to work off some of those extra calories? If you’re in the Midwest, Inaside Chicago Dance will host its 2014 Winter Workshop this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on December 27 and 28, the workshop will offer amazing classes and ensure your technique remains strong over the Christmas break.

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Starpower launches 2015 Tour in February

Posted on: 12/22/2014 8:00AM

Starpower dance competition 2015 TourFor nearly three decades, Starpower Talent Competition has offered an exciting, energetic and unique setting for competitive dancers. Directed by Gary Pate and Grace Wakefield, Starpower will soon launch its 2015 regionals, which take place across the U.S. and in Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Jacob's Pillow announces 2015 season

Posted on: 12/17/2014 11:00AM

Céline Cassone and Daniil Simkin for INTENSIOFollowing record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival announces a new season of exciting activity. Highlights of Festival 2015 include: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring public radio’s Ira Glass; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the U.S. debut of Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart  from Germany; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre Principal Daniil Simkin’s INTENSIO; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary.

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SYTYCD Season 12 announces auditions

Posted on: 12/17/2014 11:00AM

So You Think You Can Dance preps for Season 12 Audition TourSo You Think You Can Dance's newest season features an intensified competition between dancers from the stage and the street. Now the show has announced plans to head out to five cities, including New York, Dallas, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles, to host auditions in early 2015.

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'Nashville's Nutcracker' adds shows to run

Posted on: 12/15/2014 8:00AM

Nashville Ballet presents Nashville’s Nutcracker in 2014Nashville Ballet opened the holiday season on December 6 with one of Nashville’s favorite annual traditions, Nashville’s Nutcracker. For the seventh year in a row, Tennessee’s leading dance company is presenting the quintessential production, with this year’s run adding two matinee performances at 2 p.m. on December 22 and 23.

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All-stars join team for Radio City's spring show

Posted on: 12/12/2014 11:00AM

New York Spring Spectacular at Radio CityMSG Entertainment has announced that Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels have joined the team of the new production New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. The limited seven-week engagement, which features the leggy and gorgeous Rockettes, begins previews on March 12, 2015.

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Nexstar entering 14th touring season in 2015

Posted on: 12/12/2014 10:45AM

Nexstar National Talent Competition enters 2015 seasonNexstar National Talent Competition is entering its 14th touring season in 2015 as one of the largest and most successful dance competitions in the world. Beginning on January 30-February 1 in Fresno, California, Nexstar will travel to 50 total cities across the country before it concludes its season with Nationals held in Sandusky, Ohio and Orlando, Florida.

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'Live From Lincoln Center' airs 'Curtain Up'

Posted on: 12/12/2014 10:35AM

Live From Lincoln Center airs Curtain Up ballet broadcast with School of American Ballet dancersThis weekend, the broadcast of “Live From Lincoln Center” will air “Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop Performance” on most PBS stations across the country. Dance fans can tune in to see some of ballet's most promising trainees perform George Balanchine's Serenade and parts of his CoppéliaSwan Lake and Western Symphony.

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24Seven Dance Convention preps for 2015

Posted on: 12/11/2014 12:00PM

24Seven Dance Convention tours 2014-2015One of Break the Floor Productions’ many exciting dance events, 24Seven Dance Convention is currently prepping for 2015. After eight events this fall, 24Seven will be kicking it into high gear in the new year with 19 more events before mid-May.

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Regionals underway for World-Class Talent

Posted on: 12/11/2014 8:00AM

Dance competition touring across America - World-Class Talent ExperienceWorld-Class Talent Experience started its 2014-15 competition season with regionals in Virginia in November. In 2015, regionals will get back underway, beginning in Tampa, Florida in January. Between then and May 2015, World-Class Talent will tour to 19 cities before concluding the season with Nationals in July.

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PNB farewells one-of-a-kind 'Nutcracker'

Posted on: 12/10/2014 9:00AM

Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers in Nutcracker. Photo by Angela Sterling.After more than 30 years of presenting the production, Pacific Northwest Ballet bids farewell to its annual world-famous Nutcracker, created by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell and children’s author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. In its final season, Nutcracker is being performed now through December 28 at Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall.

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Shake the Ground to begin new season

Posted on: 12/9/2014 9:00AM

Shake the Ground The Ultimate Dance CompetitionOn January 17 in West Palm Beach, Florida, Shake the Ground: The Ultimate Dance Competition will open its 2015 season. Directed by Lissette Salgado-Lucas and David Lucas, the dance competition will tour for regionals to five more cities in Florida as well as Statesboro, Georgia and Providence, Rhode Island before May.

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APAP 2015 at Peridance Capezio Center

Posted on: 12/8/2014 8:00AM

Dancer Jaqlin Medlock for APAP Dance ShowcasesOn January 10 and 11, Peridance Capezio Center will present more than 20 dance companies in the Salvatore Capezio Theater for the 2015 Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference taking place in New York City. Program A and B will present companies like Urbanity Dance, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Ate9 Dance Company, Visceral Dance Chicago, Patricia Kenny Dance Collection, Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, Mystic Ballet, Suzanne Beahrs Dance, L.A. Contemporary Dance Company and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company.

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Syncopated Ladies to perform in D.C.

Posted on: 12/5/2014 1:30AM

Tap's Leading Ladies led by Chloe ArnoldStraight from a sold-out concert in New York City, winning Fox's So You Think You Can Dance crew battle, and producing viral videos (like “A Tap Salute to Beyoncé”), Syncopated Ladies is headed to the nation's capital for a one-night-only concert. Chloe and Maud Productions, also the producer of the D.C. Tap Festival, presents “Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies: Live in D.C.” on Friday, December 19 at The Howard Theatre.

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Auditions for admired London dance school

Posted on: 12/4/2014 9:00AM

London Contemporary Dance School 2015 North American AuditionsWorld-leading dance conservatory London Contemporary Dance School will be running auditions for its highly successful undergraduate and postgraduate contemporary dance programs in Toronto on Saturday, January 17, in New York on Monday, January 19, in San Francisco on Saturday, January 24, and in Vancouver on Monday, January 26.

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