DANCE NEWS


Dance on Camera moves beyond familiar

Posted on: 1/23/2015 12:23PM

Dance on Camera presents Fall to Rise dance filmNow in its 43rd year, the prestigious Dance on Camera Film Festival is set to return to New York on January 30–February 3. Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Dance on Camera will once again honor ballet and contemporary dance personalities through documentaries and narrative films. For this festival, Dance on Camera moves beyond familiar expectations too, presenting a cheerleading documentary as well as a girls’ hand-clapping film for the first time.


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Costume Gallery names scholarship recipients

Posted on: 1/23/2015 7:30AM

Costume Gallery's Beverly Miller Scholarship FundThe founders of Costume Gallery, Beverly Miller and her husband Norman, served the dance community for more than half a century. In their memory and as a dedication to young dancers in the community, Costume Gallery established the Beverly Miller Scholarship Fund to help young people pursue their dance education. Every year, a total of $10,000 in scholarships is awarded to dancers based on their application submissions – 18 $500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship. Recently, at the end of 2014, this year’s scholarship recipients were announced.


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Sundance presents 'The Way of the Rain'

Posted on: 1/22/2015 10:00AM

Sundance presents The Way of the RainThe 2015 Sundance Film Festival is currently being presented in Utah by Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. As part of this festival, a live multidisciplinary performance featuring choreography by Desmond Richardson will be presented on January 26 and 27.


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NYTB in midst of busy 2014-15 season

Posted on: 1/21/2015 10:00AM

Alice-In-Wonderland FolliesNew York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) is in the midst of its busy 2014-15 season, preparing for many performances and welcoming its new executive director, seasoned arts administrator Anna Kepe-Haas. In addition to NYTB continuing its long-running series Dance on a Shoestring this weekend, the company will revive Cinderella on February 7-8 at Florence Gould Hall and present a program of varied works at New York Live Arts on February 18-21.


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AIM Invitational invites submissions

Posted on: 1/21/2015 8:00AM

Sixth Annual AIM Invitational at Broadway Dance CenterBroadway Dance Center has announced its Sixth Annual AIM Invitational, set for March 28-29 at the prestigious New York dance destination. This esteemed event, hosted by BDC's youth performance company, Arts in Motion (AIM), offers prominent surrounding area studios the chance to showcase their recital, concert or competition pieces for an audience of some of today's most distinguished industry professionals. BDC invites submissions for consideration through February 22.


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Pentacle pioneers new way to stage LA dance

Posted on: 1/20/2015 9:00AM

Antics hip-hop dance theater in Los AngelesTo help meet the challenges of presenting and producing dance in Los Angeles, Pentacle steps up to the plate with Pentacle Presents Home Grown @ Bootleg, a new pilot program in two parts: February 19-22 and April 23-26. The innovative new program is open to all dance companies and independent choreographers in Los Angeles County, and will offer participants more opportunities to show their work, to build and expand their audiences, and to create audience identity with the Bootleg Theater.


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Hubbard Street 2 tours to Europe

Posted on: 1/19/2015 7:00AM

Hubbard Street 2 dancersHubbard Street 2 embarks on another European tour in February, traveling throughout Germany, Holland and Switzerland. Directed by Terence Marling, Hubbard Street 2 is the second company of world-renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.


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NYCB Art Series to feature Dustin Yellin

Posted on: 1/16/2015 9:25AM

New York City Ballet's 2015 Art Series collaboratorNew York City Ballet will present the third installation of its acclaimed Art Series initiative during the company’s 2015 Winter Season. Launched in 2013, the NYCB Art Series features annual collaborations between the company and contemporary visual artists. For 2015, NYCB has commissioned an installation from Brooklyn-based artist Dustin Yellin.


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Studio owners gather to study business

Posted on: 1/15/2015 8:01AM

2015 Studio Owner University in OrlandoThis February, dance studio owners from around the country, some even coming from international locations, will congregate in Orlando, Florida for Studio Owner University™. This signature event allows studio owners to come together to share information, network and most of all, get fresh ideas about how to grow their businesses. Led by Misty Lown, owner of More Than Just Great Dancing in Onalaska, WI, the event is open to both members and non-members.


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Urban Bush Women tours for 30th anniversary

Posted on: 1/14/2015 8:00AM

Urban Bush Women on 2015 tourUrban Bush Women is hitting the road again, and this time to celebrate its 30th anniversary! UBW will tour to the University of Georgia on January 23 and 24, the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson, SC, on 
January 27 and the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA on January 31 before heading to New York City, Seattle, Miami, Chicago, Portland and other locations this spring.


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New Zealand's Black Grace tours U.S.

Posted on: 1/13/2015 10:00AM

New Zealand dance company tours USABlack Grace is returning to the U.S. in February to present a striking program of four short works, MinoiPati PatiHuman Language and Mother Mother, as well as the acclaimed full-length work Gathering Clouds.


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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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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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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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