DANCE NEWS


Diavolo to hold auditions in L.A.

Posted on: 12/3/2014 9:00AM

Diavolo Touring Company LA AuditionsDiavolo, a 22-year-old dance company that fuses many different movement vocabularies, is holding auditions on Saturday, December 13 for male and female touring company members for its 2015-16 season. Diavolo mixes styles such as ballet, contemporary dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts and hip-hop in its performances, so dancers with versatile dance training will be the best fit.


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ADF hosts Winter Intensives in CA and NY

Posted on: 12/2/2014 10:00AM

American Dance Festival hosts Winter IntensivesWhether you are on the East or West Coast, you won’t have to travel too far this year to participate in a Winter Intensive offered by the American Dance Festival (ADF.) While ADF has been offering its New York City Winter Intensive for a while, this year will be the first time its held one in Pasadena, California.


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Project Dance coming to new cities in 2015

Posted on: 12/2/2014 8:00AM

Project Dance announces new 2015 locationsProject Dance, a global movement of dancers, currently holds events in eight cities every year, hosting performances and festivities that involve hundreds of local dancers. Now the Project Dance Foundation has announced that in 2015 the organization will host events in three new cities: Detroit, San Francisco and Singapore.


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BodyVox premieres 'Firewall' in Portland

Posted on: 12/1/2014 9:30AM

BodyVox dance company presents Firewall in December 2014One of Oregon's most engaging contemporary dance companies will premiere a new production on Thursday, December 4. Portland-based BodyVox will present its groundbreaking Firewall in the company’s home theater through December 20. Utilizing sleight of hand and forced perspective in a collision of media and live dance, Firewall will capture the essence of optical deception as it transforms the stage into an impossible reality.


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Go on a 'Winter Journey' with Peridance

Posted on: 11/27/2014 8:00AM

Peridance Capezio Center Holiday Show 2014New York’s Peridance Capezio Center will present the seasonal production entitled Winter Journey on December 13 and 14. Conceived and choreographed by Artistic Director Igal Perry, Winter Journey will bring to the stage a unique mixture of favorite holiday stories, making it an entertaining experience for the entire family.


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JUMP in the midst of 2014-15 season

Posted on: 11/26/2014 8:45AM

JUMP Dance Convention JUMP, promoted as the largest dance convention in the world, just wrapped up its ninth event for the 2014-15 season in Minneapolis. After two more events in 2014, the New Year will ring in a slew of other locations and dates.


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The Georgia Ballet welcomes Sarah Lane

Posted on: 11/25/2014 10:00AM

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Sarah LaneThe Georgia Ballet has announced that American Ballet Theatre Soloist Sarah Lane will be performing the iconic role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the company’s upcoming production of The Nutcracker. Lane will be dancing with her husband and fellow ABT company member Luis Ribagorda during the Friday and Saturday evening performances on December 5 and 6. In addition, Lane will lead master classes for intermediate and advanced dance students on Thursday, December 4.


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Hubbard Street returns to the MCA Stage

Posted on: 11/25/2014 9:05AM

Hubbard Street dancers Alice Klock, left, and Emilie Leriche in FluenceHubbard Street Dance Chicago will perform in the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for a third consecutive year on December 4–14. The highly anticipated program of new works will feature choreography by Kyle Abraham, Victor Quijada and Robyn Mineko Williams, all Princess Grace Award winners.


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NUVO on the road for its 8th year

Posted on: 11/24/2014 9:45AM

NUVO Dance Convention 2014-15 SeasonIn the thick of its eighth touring season, NUVO Dance Convention is busy busing and flying its energetic and down-to-earth faculty members to cities across North America for its events that appeal to a wide variety of dancers, offering competitions with great scholarships up for grabs and classes in styles from contemporary to hip-hop to jazz to ballet.


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Steps hosts Broadway and tap events

Posted on: 11/24/2014 9:30AM

Steps on Broadway Master Class with Gregory GrahamThis week, New York’s premier dance studio Steps on Broadway will host two fun special events. On Wednesday, Steps will offer a Broadway Repertory Master Class with Gregory Graham, the associate choreographer on the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town. On Friday, in association with Divine Rhythm Productions, Steps will present Tap Off The Turkey, led by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Jason Samuels Smith for intermediate and advanced tappers.


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Luminarium explores dreams in new work

Posted on: 11/20/2014 9:00AM

The SleeprunnerThis December, Luminarium Dance Company presents its newest feature-length production, The Sleeprunner. The premiere will transform the space at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts into a dynamic dream world while highlighting the company's signature imaginative choreography, lighting and scenic design.


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Mikhailovsky Ballet makes West Coast debut

Posted on: 11/19/2014 9:00AM

Mikhailovsky Ballet performs The Flames of ParisJoining the illustrious list of renowned ballet companies presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, the Mikhailovsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia will make its West Coast debut on November 28, opening the Center’s 2014–15 International Dance Series. Mikhailovsky Ballet, which is currently performing through November 23 in New York, will present The Flames of Paris, a work rarely seen in a full production.


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Cynthia Gregory accepts Capezio Dance Award

Posted on: 11/18/2014 3:00PM

Cynthia Gregory receives the 63rd Annual Capezio Dance AwardOn Monday, November 17, the Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation honored American prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory with the 63rd Annual Capezio Dance Award in a special commemorative event at Las Vegas' Smith Center. The foundation has presented the award every year since 1952. It is awarded to those who bring respect, stature and distinction to dance and who exhibit qualities such as innovation, creativity and imagination.


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Leap! Dance Competition revs up for 2015

Posted on: 11/18/2014 9:00AM

Leap! National Dance Competition 2015 RegionalsLeap! National Dance Competition has announced its fourth season of fresh, fun and exciting dance experiences. Leap!, the first and only competition in the industry to offer a leaping contest at every event, begins its 2015 regional competitions on Valentine’s Day weekend in sunny California.


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SYTYCD renews & restructures for 12th year

Posted on: 11/18/2014 8:45AM

So You Think You Can Dance Season 12Fox has renewed its Emmy Award-winning So You Think You Can Dance for a 12th season. From 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions, it has been announced that SYTYCD will return in the summer of 2015 with a dramatic new twist.


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Russell Maliphant Co. touring 'Still Current'

Posted on: 11/17/2014 9:00AM

Russell Maliphant Company in Still CurrentBritish choreographer Russell Maliphant is currently touring his new program Still Current. On November 27 and 28, his company will perform at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. Following these performances, the company will tour the program to Théâtre de la ville de Luxembourg, The Joyce Theater in New York and Lincoln Hall in Portland.


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Ailey receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted on: 11/15/2014 8:30AM

Alvin Ailey. Photo by Jack Mitchell.The White House recently announced that President Obama has selected Alvin Ailey to be a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. This honor – the nation’s highest civilian honor – is being given posthumously to acknowledge Ailey’s contributions and commitment to Civil Rights and dance in America. His pioneering legacy lives on through Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) with performances, training, educational and community programs for people of all backgrounds.


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Groove prepares for 2015 regionals

Posted on: 11/14/2014 7:00AM

Groove National Dance Competition 2015 SeasonAs the cold weather rolls in, Groove National Dance Competition begins to wrap up its fall convention series and prepare for its 2015 competition season. Regionals are just around the corner and Groove staff says they “cannot wait” to visit even more cities this upcoming year.


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New Master Class Series with SF Ballet School

Posted on: 11/13/2014 9:00AM

San Francisco Ballet School 2014-15 Master Class SeriesIn an effort to share the joy of dance with a wider audience, the San Francisco Ballet School is now offering a new Master Class Series for pre-professional and professional ballet dancers ages 15-25. Each uniquely themed class will be taught in the school’s studios by San Francisco Ballet dancers, ballet masters and teachers. Those who wish to observe a class can register for an observer ticket.


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Capezio keeps dancers fashionably outfitted

Posted on: 11/13/2014 8:00AM

Capezio Short Sleeve Leotard for ChildThis holiday season as dancers around North America and the world prepare for their end-of-the-year recitals, beloved dancewear provider Capezio is busy making sure they are outfitted in the most fashionable apparel and shoes – whether it be leotards and tights for rehearsal, knitwear and leg warmers for warm-ups, activewear for fitness classes and hitting the gym, or new shoes for auditions and performances.


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Cartier Williams takes on 'Peter and the Wolf'

Posted on: 11/12/2014 9:30AM

Tap dancer Cartier WilliamsHoofing legend and on-the-rise director and choreographer Cartier Williams will debut his newest work, Peter and the Wolf, An Urban Tale, on November 21 and 22 at The Egg Center for Performing Arts in Albany, New York. This 21st-century adaptation of the classic fairytale will feature a modern twist on the famous characters and a mix of tap, ballet, hip-hop and modern dancers to bring the children’s story to life on stage.


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Tanz Farm Season III continues in Atlanta

Posted on: 11/11/2014 9:35AM

Tanz Farm Season III in AtlantaOrganized by glo and The Goat Farm Arts Center, Season III of “Tanz Farm: A Performance Anthology” continues next month in Atlanta. Following a standing room-only run of the opening series cloth, Tanz Farm resumes December 2 and runs thru May 24, 2015, with a remarkable roster of artists presenting new environments and languages in contemporary performance.


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Ailey presents 5-week NY holiday season

Posted on: 11/10/2014 7:00AM

Alvin Ailey dancersThe iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return to its home stage at New York City Center for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3 to January 4. The company will present 39 performances, some featuring world premieres and new productions like Ailey dancer Matthew Rushing's new tribute to singer Odetta Holmes.


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17th Choreography Fest at McCallum Theatre

Posted on: 11/7/2014 9:30AM

17th Annual Choreography Festival presents work by Lindsay NelkoPresented by the McCallum Theatre Institute and the City of Palm Desert, the 17th Annual Choreography Festival will be this weekend at California’s McCallum Theatre on Saturday and Sunday, November 8 and 9. This event is part of the Palm Desert International Dance Festival, which recently presented BALLETBOYZ and will soon feature Mummenschanz and SEOP Dance Company.


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PNB premieres new Justin Peck work

Posted on: 11/6/2014 9:00AM

Justin Peck’s brand new Debonair in rehearsal at Pacific Northwest BalletFor Director’s Choice, the second program of Pacific Northwest Ballet’s 2014-15 season, Artistic Director Peter Boal has selected two PNB premieres, including rising star Justin Peck’s brand new Debonair, and stunning repertory works, like David Dawson’s breathtaking A Million Kisses to my Skin. This absorbing mixed-bill will open this weekend at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall in Seattle, Washington.


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Free online fundraising tool for dance studios

Posted on: 11/5/2014 8:00AM

Storefront by CostumeManager.comEarlier this year, CostumeManager.com launched its Storefront Fundraising site, giving dance studios a free online fundraising tool to sell dancewear, shoes, accessories and costumes to their students. The easy-to-use, web-based program lets studio owners create a virtual online store where they can manage inventory and make a profit. 


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Vitacca presents 'Dance Design' in Houston

Posted on: 11/4/2014 8:30AM

Vitacca Dance Project Dance Design November 2014Vitacca Dance Project will present the program Dance Design: From Studio to Stage on Sunday, November 9 at The Barn-Dance Source Performing Arts Space in downtown Houston, Texas. The program will feature a dance documentary premiere and works by artists Eric Bourne, Jamy Meek, Cori Miller, Andrea Shelley, Lynsey Steel and Kelly Ann Vitacca.


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TutuTix offers headache-free recital ticketing

Posted on: 11/4/2014 8:00AM

Dance Recital and Dance Performance TicketingAre you a studio owner, dance mom or arts administrator looking to make the ticketing for your school’s upcoming dance recital easier? Do you cringe thinking about the madness at last year’s Will Call and wish there was an easier way? Well, TutuTix to the rescue! TutuTix is a faster, easier, more efficient way to handle the sales and distribution of your recital and dance performance tickets.


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BC Beat presents new work in November

Posted on: 11/3/2014 9:00AM

BC Beat Fall 2014 Choreographers ShowcaseBC Beat, the bi-annual choreography showcase established to support, explore and experience innovative theatrical dance, announces a lineup for Monday, November 10 featuring eight choreographers with work performed by a company of 40 artists from Broadway’s biggest hits. The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. at Cielo, located at 18 Little West 12th Street in NYC.


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Mode Dion Cosmetics aid stage beauty

Posted on: 10/31/2014 8:30AM

Mode Dion Cosmetics Foundation and PowderMode Dion Cosmetics & Training was founded three decades ago by Christine Dion, a former model who is now a national makeup artist, beauty speaker, dance columnist and nonfiction author that is well known in the dance industry. The Mode Dion Cosmetics Collection is custom designed for the special needs of performers, both on stage and on camera. Regular customers include dancers, cheerleaders, singers and models.


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