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, 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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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in Brooklyn

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

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana in Brooklyn, New YorkThe Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Friday, November 14 with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, this premier company will perform The Soul of Flamenco, a passionate new production that embodies the purity of traditional flamenco and classical Spanish dance.

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Houston Ballet touring to Detroit and Canada

Posted on: 10/29/2014 9:05AM

Houston Ballet in La BayadèreThis weekend, Houston Ballet will tour to Detroit, Michigan for the first time to perform at the Detroit Opera House on Saturday and Sunday (November 1 and 2) in Ai-Gul Gaisina’s staging of Giselle. Then in late April 2015, Houston Ballet will return to Canada to perform Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s acclaimed staging of La Bayadère in Calgary and Edmonton.

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Curtain Call keeps dancers outfitted for class

Posted on: 10/29/2014 7:05AM

Curtain Call Costumes provides high quality dancewearFounded in 1969, Curtain Call manufactures high quality dance classwear and competition dancewear, plus recital costumes for all genres of dance. Located in York, Pennsylvania, Curtain Call is an industry leader in providing dancers, dance parents and dance teachers with exceptional customer service as they order products including footwear, legwear, bodywear and various accessories.

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Dance COLEctive presents two premieres

Posted on: 10/27/2014 9:00AM

The Dance COLEctive at Links Hall in ChicagoThe Dance COLEctive (TDC) will present “Holding Ground,” a concert program featuring two premieres and a revival, on October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7 p.m. at Links Hall in Chicago. To place live performance in a 21st century context and engage with more of its potential audiences outside Chicago, TDC will also stream the closing night performance on YouTube.

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Backdrops Fantastic helps make stages 'pop'

Posted on: 10/27/2014 8:30AM

Backdrops Fantastic recital and production backdropsWith more than 1,500 designs to choose from, Backdrops Fantastic can provide your recital or upcoming production the ultimate backdrop to help make your show “pop”! The company adds new designs on a weekly basis and hand paints the bright, colorful backdrops to ensure high quality.

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Watch Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre online

Posted on: 10/24/2014 9:00AM

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre in Cleopatra, CEONo matter where you are in the world, you can now experience Los Angeles-based Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre. The company will offer a pay-as-you-will, live-streaming video presentation of the works Cleopatra, CEO and Really, All About Eve on Thursday, November 6 at 7 p.m. PST through 2ndLineTV.

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Visceral Dance Chicago begins 2nd season

Posted on: 10/24/2014 8:30AM

Visceral Dance Chicago Contemporary Dance CompanyVisceral Dance Chicago is the Windy City’s newest contemporary dance company dedicated to presenting intriguing, innovative contemporary dance from diverse choreographic voices. Following its highly celebrated inaugural season, Visceral will grow its repertoire in the 2014-15 year with world premieres by Brian Enos, Harrison McEldowney and Banning Boulding.

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L.A. Dance Project presents mixed bill

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

L.A. Dance Project at The Theatre at Ace HotelBuilding on the excitement of performances in February and a successful world tour, Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project returns to its home of choice, The Theatre at Ace Hotel, for three performances this weekend, October 24-26. The program features a new work by Benjamin Millepied, the U.S. premiere of Emmanuel Gat’s Morgan’s Last Chug and the reprise of the highly acclaimed Quintett by William Forsythe.

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Boss Ballet Barres offers strong products

Posted on: 10/22/2014 9:00AM

Boss Ballet Barres for studios, schools and homesBoss Ballet Barres provides the strongest freestanding dance and fitness barres available in North America. Popular with studio owners, schools and home-users alike, they are also the first choice for some of the biggest names in dance and fitness. Using a patented design and high-strength structural steel, all Boss Ballet Barres come with a Lifetime Guarantee.

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Celebrity 2015 Registration Now Open

Posted on: 10/21/2014 7:45AM

Celebrity Dance Competitions 2015 SeasonOnline registration is now open for Celebrity Dance Competitions’ 2015 Season. Dancers can register now to step into the spotlight in cities across America, starting out in Denver in late January, then heading to San Antonio, Atlanta, Raleigh, Ames, Detroit, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Seattle and so on.

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Dance Selfie Day

Posted on: 10/21/2014 4:57AM

Dance Selfie DayToday, Tuesday October 21st, is Dance Selfie Day!  This is a worldwide celebration created by Dance Proms from the UK. Dancers from all around the world are encouraged to post dance selfies to highlight what a large, diverse and inspirational community we are! #DanceSelfie

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Hong Kong Ballet presents homegrown talent

Posted on: 10/20/2014 7:00AM

Choreographers’ Showcase 2014Ten of The Hong Kong Ballet’s talented dancers will be demonstrating another aspect of their creativity at the company’s Choreographers’ Showcase 2014. The dancers will be choreographing eight new pieces that will be performed in the intimate surroundings of the Studio Theatre at Hong Kong Cultural Centre on November 28-30.

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30th Annual Bessie Awards Ceremony

Posted on: 10/17/2014 9:30AM

Arthur Mitchell, a founder of Dance Theater of HarlemThe Bessies, officially known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, turn 30 at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York this Monday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. Dedicated to saluting outstanding work in the field of dance, the evening will also present performances by the artists recognized over the last three decades and celebrate the emerging and working artists of today.

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BodyVox holds auditions for male dancers

Posted on: 10/16/2014 8:00AM

BodyVox dance companyPortland-based contemporary dance company BodyVox is seeking male dancers to join the troupe for a four-month touring season (from January to April 2015). Auditions will be held Sunday, November 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. The selected dancers will receive a competitive contract with the possibility of later joining the company for a long-term commitment.

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SeneGence makeup lasts the whole show

Posted on: 10/15/2014 10:00AM

SeneGence Performance MakeupIf you want your makeup to last through a long show without smudging off and you don’t want to spend time reapplying, then SeneGence Performance Makeup
 should be your top choice. All cosmetics are made in the U.S. and are formulated without animal testing. Plus, SeneGence cosmetics are gluten-free, with a patented long-lasting lip color available in over 60 shades.

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'The Art of Falling' premieres in Chicago

Posted on: 10/15/2014 9:00AM

Hubbard Street + The Second City present the world premiere of ‘The Art of Falling’A special team has come together to create an all-new, full-evening production merging contemporary dance with improv and sketch comedy. Presented under the leadership of Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, The Second City CEO/Executive Producer Andrew Alexander, and The Second City Executive Vice President Kelly Leonard, The Art of Falling will have its world premiere this week in Chicago.

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Movie inspires dancers around the world

Posted on: 10/15/2014 8:30AM

Untapped Dance FilmBrothers Young Productions recently held a successful casting call for dancers around the world to audition for the new film project Untapped. After evaluating thousands of submissions, the list has been narrowed down to 200 semi-finalists. With all the wonderful submissions, Brothers Young decided to compile a short video featuring how dance can truly touch so many lives. In addition to releasing this video, Brothers Young recently announced a new Untapped Instagram Contest.

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Complexions celebrates 20 years in November

Posted on: 10/14/2014 9:45AM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet in its 20th anniversary seasonAcclaimed dance company Complexions Contemporary Ballet is celebrating its 20th anniversary this November 18-30 with a season featuring three premieres as well as special guest appearances including American Ballet Theatre Soloist Misty Copeland. On November 20, Complexions will host its exclusive gala.

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Flyaway Productions offers Flight School

Posted on: 10/14/2014 9:00AM

Flight School in San FranciscoAfter Flyaway Productions premiered Jo Kreiter’s Multiple Mary and Invisible Jane on the exterior of a four-story building last month, the apparatus-based dance company is now preparing to offer its nine-week Flight School on Sundays from October 19 to December 14. Classes will work with a flying boat, a kitchen pot, a suspended umbrella, steel poles and half circles.

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Dance – In A Box offers teacher resources

Posted on: 10/13/2014 8:00AM

Dance – In a BoxDance teachers, are you interested in teaching hip-hop to your young students but don’t know where to start? Studio owners, have you always wanted to begin a youth hip-hop program at your dance school but are hesitant? Well, Dance – In a Box to the rescue with its popular product Hip Hop In a Box!

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Italian International Dance Festival returns

Posted on: 10/10/2014 9:30AM

2014 Italian International Dance FestivalFollowing the successful New York premiere last year of the Italian International Dance Festival (IIDF), Artistic Director Antonio Fini and Creative Director Tabata Caldironi will present and host the second edition of this event on Friday, October 24. The event brings together dancers, companies and choreographers from Italy and America in a spirit of exchange and collaboration – an "abbraccio dell'arte" (embrace of art) if you will.

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Stuttgart Ballet presents MacMillan tribute

Posted on: 10/9/2014 9:25AM

Stuttgart Ballet in RequiemGermany’s Stuttgart Ballet is preparing to present the assorted repertory program Hommage à MacMillan in December, when famous Scottish choreographer Kenneth MacMillan would have celebrated his 85th birthday. The program will honor MacMillan with an evening that shows two of his most eminent masterpieces, Song of the Earth and Requiem.

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Australian Ballet comes to West Coast and NY

Posted on: 10/8/2014 10:00AM

The Australian Ballet in Swan LakeFor the first time in more than four decades, The Australian Ballet will perform in Los Angeles this week. The premier ballet company from Down Under, The Australian Ballet will present Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on October 9-12 before traveling to perform at Berkeley on October 16-19 at Cal Performances’ Zellerbach Hall. In addition, the company will have a presence at the Fall for Dance Festival in NYC when Resident Choreographer Tim Harbour presents his new Ostinato on October 16.

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