DANCE NEWS


10th Annual Ailey at The Apollo

Posted on: 4/16/2012 10:31AM

Stars of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, young dancers from The Ailey School and, for the first time ever, students from AileyCamp will come together for a spectacular one-night performance on Tuesday, May 8th at 7pm on the world famous Apollo stage, NYC.


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Tessandra Chavez joins PULSE faculty

Posted on: 4/12/2012 2:00PM

Renowned contemporary choreographer Tessandra Chavez has joined the faculty for The PULSE on Tour dance convention. Tessandra will join the faculty this Summer in Vegas and New York and on the 2012-2013 international tour.


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American Tap Dance Spring Gala

Posted on: 4/10/2012 9:08AM

The American Tap Dance Foundation will present the Spring Gala 2012 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, NYC on Tuesday April 24. The evening of fun, film and fancy footwook will be honoring the tap dance faculty of the organization.  This benefit supports the Gregory Hines Youth Scholarship Fund.


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Tommy Tune to receive Capezio Dance Award

Posted on: 4/9/2012 9:00AM

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation has announced the selection of Tommy Tune as the recipient of the 61st annual Capezio Dance Award. The Foundation is a philanthropic organization funded by dance footwear and apparel manufacturer, Capezio Ballet Makers.


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Times Square Dance Concert

Posted on: 4/5/2012 8:45AM

You’re invited to Project Dance New York on Saturday April 21 in Times Square, NYC.  Project Dance will present an outdoor dance concert, right next to Toys R Us, as a gift to the city of New York. The concert will run from 10:00am to 5:00pm.


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UDMA Honors Royal Academy of Dance

Posted on: 4/3/2012 7:00AM

United Dance Merchants of America has honored the Royal Academy of Dance with The Dedicated to Dance Award. UDMA created the prestigious Dedicated to Dance Award in 2010 to honor and celebrate industry leaders who have shown tireless resolve and unwavering dedication to the art of dance.


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Audition for A Chance To Dance

Posted on: 3/29/2012 10:00AM

The producers of So You Think You Can Dance have a new dance show called A Chance To Dance. Season 1 auditions for A Chance To Dance will be in Salt Lake City, UT this Saturday, March 31st, Austin, TX on Wednesday, April 4th and in NYC in May.


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Dances Made to Order Dance Film Initiative

Posted on: 3/28/2012 1:13PM

Dances Made to Order, a curated, monthly, film series available exclusively online at DancesMadeToOrder.com, has partnered with local artists and arts organizations in 11 different US cities to highlight each city’s unique dance culture. Every month, three talented artists rise to the challenge to create a five-minute film in two weeks inspired by ideas chosen by the audience.


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Why Laurieann Gibson said Goodbye to Lady Gaga

Posted on: 3/27/2012 3:40PM

Celebrity choreographer Laurieann Gibson, famous for her work as Creative Director for Lady Gaga has chosen to cease working with the music star, in a controversial move.


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Ballet Arizona's Topia to premiere this May

Posted on: 3/26/2012 10:38AM

Ballet Arizona, in collaboration with Desert Botanical Garden, will present the world premiere of Topia this May. Created by Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director Ib Andersen, Topia will challenge each audience member to see world class ballet and a world class garden in a new light.


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Bayou City Art Festival Highlights Houston Dance

Posted on: 3/22/2012 9:15AM

Houston’s Bayou City Art Festival, an annual, juried, fine art event will be held this weekend, March 23-25 at Memorial Park, Memorial Dr, Houston. The festival boasts an outdoor gallery brimming with 300 artists working in 17 artistic media.


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Martha Graham Dance Audition

Posted on: 3/21/2012 11:30AM

Martha Graham Dance Company is auditioning for male and female dancers this March 24 and 25 at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street New York.


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DANCENOW Joe's Pub Presents One Second Past The Future

Posted on: 3/19/2012 9:00AM

New York’s DANCENOW Joe’s Pub will present the world premiere of One Second Past The Future, created by Camille A. Brown in collaboration with J. Michael Kinsey, this April 20 and 21. Presented as part of DANCENOW’s 2012 Featured Artist Series, the new work celebrates soul and funk in a series of theatrical vignettes.


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Dancers Get Ready to Dance Downtown

Posted on: 3/15/2012 10:00AM

This April 2nd New York celebrates Dancin’ Downtown at the Joyce Theater, a performance and choreography competition produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to Aids. Returning for its third year, the competition has an impressive list of acclaimed judges and more awards for talent, including a performance opportunity at “City Parks Foundation SummerStage” in New York.


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Colorado Ballet pays tribute

Posted on: 3/14/2012 7:00AM

At the end of the month, Colorado Ballet will present an evening of world premieres at the University of Denver’s Newman Center to pay tribute to the company’s founders Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker – who launched the Denver dance company in 1961.


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Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA to Present Chunky Move

Posted on: 3/12/2012 10:00AM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA will co-present Australian contemporary dance company and audience favorite Chunky Move in Connected March 24 and 25 at MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. The company's U.S. tour marks the last performances under the artistic direction of Gideon Obarzanek.


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Taylor 2 Male Audition

Posted on: 3/9/2012 1:44PM

Taylor 2, dancemaker Paul Taylor’s second company, will hold an open audition on Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s headquarters, 551 Grand Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Mr. Taylor is seeking one man to join the 6-member Taylor 2.


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Registration Open For 2012 Dance/USA Conference

Posted on: 3/7/2012 3:57PM

The Dance/USA Annual Conference is the only national gathering of dance professionals in the United States. This year an expected 500 dance industry professionals will gather for four days of networking, information sharing, professional development, discussion on important issues facing the dance field, and performances in San Francisco from June 27-30.


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Dance Teachers - Join Us in Vegas!

Posted on: 3/2/2012 12:24PM

Dance Teacher Web and Dance Informa invite you to attend a Conference & Expo unlike any other in an unparalleled setting – the Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas! Dance Teacher Web LIVE is three full days packed with interactive sessions, expo resources and special events.


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Thodos Dance Chicago Celebrates 20 years

Posted on: 2/29/2012 4:20PM

This weekend Thodos Dance Chicago will celebrate 20 years with Winter Concerts at Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago.


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Ballet Hispanico at The Joyce

Posted on: 2/24/2012 12:09PM

Ballet Hispanico, recognized as the preeminent Latino dance institution in the United States, returns to The Joyce Theater for its annual New York Season this April 17-29 with a world premiere by Ronald K. Brown.


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Riverdance's Final Dance in North America

Posted on: 2/22/2012 5:22PM

The producer of Riverdance, Moya Doherty, has announced that the United States touring production of the internationally-acclaimed worldwide phenomenon, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 17, 2012 in Vienna, VA.


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Celebrate Dance 2012

Posted on: 2/20/2012 11:59AM

Executive Producer Jamie Nichols will present Celebrate Dance 2012 on Saturday March 3, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. With a line-up of 8 extraordinary dance companies and 9 choreographers, the evening of dance promises to be athletic, theatrical and hypnotic.


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Win Tickets to Capezio Anniversary Gala!

Posted on: 2/17/2012 4:47PM

Capezio celebrates 125 years in 2012 with a one night only special show on Monday, April 23 at New York City Center.  The best of the best in American dance and entertainment will be presented, reflecting on Capezio’s integral role in the history of dance and entertainment in America and abroad.  To WIN a double pass to this event Click Here


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YAGP World's Largest Student Ballet Competition Final Events

Posted on: 2/14/2012 1:09PM

The world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition and festival – Youth America Grand Prix– will celebrate its 2012 season with three spectacular performances at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, NYC on April 26 to 28.


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UDMA announces dates for 19th Annual Dance Resource & Costume Show

Posted on: 2/10/2012 1:09PM

Every year, United Dance Merchants America brings its annual Dance Resource & Costume Show to four cities throughout the country. This year the event opens in Long Beach CA on September 29, before heading to Atlanta GA, Chicago IL and Seacaucus NJ.


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Dance Teacher Web Unleashes New Website

Posted on: 2/9/2012 1:04PM

The all-new Dance Teacher Web.com offers more inspiration, ideas and help for dance teachers and studio owners. The top three new features are upgraded HD video players that you can play on full screen without stopping, new business tools that include forms, sample ads and teleseminars by industry professionals, and an advanced search option that helps you find what you need fast. 


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Do you know a Dance Teacher who has or had Breast Cancer?

Posted on: 2/8/2012 3:07PM

Costume Gallery would like to incorporate her name into the design of the 2013 Dancing Toward a Cure tee. Share your story to help Costume Gallery honor and support dance educators diagnosed with breast cancer. All submissions must be received by Wednesday, February 15.


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Refuge Dance to present Hinds Feet on High Places

Posted on: 2/8/2012 2:10PM

Based on the timeless allegory Hinds’ Feet on High Places, by Hannah Hurnard, Atlanta’s Refuge Dance Company’s newest production is set to music composed and performed live by Atlanta-based musicians.


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New BWProWEAR Collection

Posted on: 2/7/2012 1:24PM

Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio is introducing the new BWProWEAR™ Collection that’s 90% Nylon and 10% Spandex. This new professional weight fabric is exclusive to Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio. The garments are color fast, wick moisture, dry fast, and are soft yet offer a firm supportive stretch.


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