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Registration now open for Dance Proms 2014

Posted on: 2/12/2014 10:03AM

Dance Proms 2013 at London’s iconic Royal Albert HallCalling all teachers! Registration is now open for Dance Proms 2014! Dance Proms is an international celebration of dance, dancers and dance teachers that produces a live performance experience every year at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. Dance teachers from around the world can enter their students, aged between five and 21 years, to perform an original dance piece in any dance style or technique at the annual November gala performance.


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Beloved child star Shirley Temple passes away

Posted on: 2/11/2014 3:22PM

Child star Shirley TempleAccording to various news organizations, screen darling Shirley Temple Black died of natural causes late Monday night at 85 years old. A dancer and actress who rose to fame through dozens of feature films, she is still arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history.


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Myspace and Nissan Dance Contest

Posted on: 2/11/2014 3:11PM

#MakeMoves dance contestMyspace and Nissan are teaming up on an exciting dance contest to promote the All-New 2014 Nissan JUKE Nismo, a new compact sport utility vehicle. By entering online, the Myspace community can showcase their best dance moves through the #MakeMoves dance contest, with one lucky winner being awarded a new Nissan JUKE Nismo and a trip to a dance party in Los Angeles, CA.


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'La Sylphide' alights on the Louisville Ballet

Posted on: 2/11/2014 9:00AM

Louisville Ballet presents La SylphideThe Louisville Ballet presents the timeless and classical ballet La Sylphide for its February program. This two-act story ballet follows a Scottish farmer, James, on a journey that leads him away from his betrothed to pursue his insatiable desire of true but unattainable love with a winged spirit. Performances take place Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22 in Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center.


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The State Ballet of Rhode Island's Spring Show

Posted on: 2/10/2014 8:00AM

The State Ballet of Rhode Island's 2014 Spring PerformanceThe State Ballet of Rhode Island, the longest-standing classical ballet company in Rhode Island, will present its annual spring performance, entitled Cowboys, Cadets and Collaborative Works, on Friday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. This performance will be educational, specifically targeted at schoolteachers, home school moms/teachers, students and general audiences.


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National Water Dance set for April

Posted on: 2/7/2014 8:10AM

National Water Dance 2014Students at universities, private dance schools, elementary schools and dance companies, from the University of Alaska to Miami Dade College in Florida, will unite on Saturday, April 12 in a simultaneous, site-specific dance near separate bodies of water for the 2014 National Water Dance event. This spectacular celebration of arts in action hopes to inspire both participants and viewers to take responsibility for conserving and protecting water.


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The Royal Ballet presents a mixed triple bill

Posted on: 2/7/2014 2:17AM

The Royal Ballet in Frederick Ashton’s RhapsodyStarting Friday, February 7, Wayne McGregor's new ballet will be presented by The Royal Ballet alongside works by Kenneth MacMillan and Frederick Ashton in a celebration of three defining choreographers. This mixed programme will be presented by Britain's largest ballet company through Saturday, February 15 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.


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Vitacca P&C to offer Fusion Dance Intensive

Posted on: 2/6/2014 8:45AM

Vitacca Productions & Company offers Fusion Dance IntensiveVitacca Productions & Company, a dance development organization that provides advanced dance coaching, outreach programs and professional performances, announces the 2014 Fusion Dance Intensive (FDI) taking place in Houston, TX from June 9-14. Fusion Dance Intensive is a weeklong summer intensive program for all advanced dancers that unifies superior classical and contemporary training.


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Apply for the Young Choreographer's Festival

Posted on: 2/5/2014 9:15AM

2014 Young Choreographer's FestivalWould you love to have your work shown in New York? Would it be a dream-come-true getting your choreography presented in the Big Apple? Well, here’s your chance! Applications are open for the 2014 Young Choreographer's Festival through Saturday, February 15. Apply now!


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New non-profit for specialised ballet coaching

Posted on: 2/5/2014 7:48AM

New ballet non-profitFormer Prima Ballerina Cynthia Harvey has founded the En Avant Foundation, a new non-profit foundation for specialised ballet coaching, mentoring and the awarding of scholarships. The foundation is a new initiative formed with a specific purpose to promote classical ballet.


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U.S. dancer wins a Prix de Lausanne Prize

Posted on: 2/4/2014 8:46AM

Precious Adams wins award at 2014 Prix de LausanneAmerican ballerina Precious Adams was one of six dancers awarded at the 42nd edition of the Prix de Lausanne. The international ballet competition ran from January 27 to February 1, 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Adams trains with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre to present 'Reveal'

Posted on: 2/3/2014 8:00AM

Oregon Ballet Theatre in 'Almost Mozart'On the heels of a highly successful run of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Oregon Ballet Theatre will show a multitude of facets with Reveal at the Keller Auditorium in Portland on February 22–March 1. Four works will appear on the bill, three of which were or will be created on the dancers of OBT.


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BalletMet to present 'Alice in Wonderland'

Posted on: 2/1/2014 7:00AM

BalletMet in Alice in WonderlandFollow Alice down the rabbit hole into a land of mayhem and magic as BalletMet Columbus presents Alice in Wonderland for nine performances on February 7–15 at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The production features BalletMet dancers, student performers and CATCO actors.


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Aszure Barton & Artists tours to California

Posted on: 1/31/2014 10:37AM

Aszure Barton & Artists in AwaaAszure Barton & Artists will tour to San Francisco and San Diego with Founder and Director Aszure Barton’s Awáa in February. The production will first visit Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco on February 7-8. Then it will visit the University of California in San Diego on February 19.


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BodyVox-2 starts New Year with a showcase

Posted on: 1/30/2014 8:00AM

BodyVox-2 in rehearsalOn February 6-15, Portland-based BodyVox will present a showcase for the talents of the company's team of emerging artists, BodyVox-2. BodyVox Co-Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland have fashioned an interesting challenge for this season's BodyVox-2 show: each dancer will be paired with a different choreographer to develop a new solo.


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American Dance Festival School Auditions

Posted on: 1/29/2014 8:42AM

American Dance Festival 2014 School AuditionsIn February, the American Dance Festival (ADF) will embark on a 14-city tour to audition the country’s most talented dance students for the 2014 ADF Six Week School (6WS). The ADF School provides one of the world’s leading professional training programs for students, choreographers and teachers. The 2014 ADF 6WS, directed by Gerri Houlihan, coincides with ADF’s 81st season held from June 12 - July 26 in Durham, NC. Applications are currently available online.


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The 2014 Prix de Lausanne kicks off!

Posted on: 1/28/2014 7:03AM

2014 Prix de Lausanne The 2014 Prix de Lausanne kicked off on Monday and runs through Saturday, February 1, in Lausanne, Switzerland. The 42nd international ballet competition is hosting 71 selected young dancers from around the world after a total of 295 candidates originally applied. The semi-finals of the competition will be on Friday and the finals will be on Saturday. Of the 20 top candidates participating in the finals, only six will be awarded a one-year scholarship with one of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne partner schools or companies.


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Lead dancer chosen for 'Flesh and Bone'

Posted on: 1/27/2014 8:13AM

Sarah Hay to star in Flesh and BoneEntertainment company STARZ announced today that acclaimed dancer Sarah Hay will play the lead role of Claire in the new dance drama series Flesh and Bone. Producers auditioned hundreds of dancers in the search for the perfect Claire – a process lead by dance casting specialists Telsey + Company. Production is scheduled to begin in New York City in early 2014. The series is expected to debut on STARZ in 2015.


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Oklahoma City Ballet presents triple bill

Posted on: 1/27/2014 7:00AM

Oklahoma City Ballet premieres new CarmenNext month, Oklahoma City Ballet will present a triple bill evening of dance featuring Jacob Sparso’s Carmen, the Oklahoma premiere of George Balanchine’s Rubies and a world premiere ballet by award-winning choreographer Matthew Neenan. OKC Ballet performs this program on February 7-9 at the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City.


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Intermezzo to take part in MovementTalks

Posted on: 1/26/2014 8:00AM

Intermezzo Dance Company in first performanceIntermezzo Dance Company, founded last year by American Ballet Theatre soloist Craig Salstein, will be featured in Edward Henkel's MovementTalks on Friday, January 31 at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center in New York City. In the company’s second appearance, Intermezzo will perform and take part in a panel discussion.


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New Project 7 dance show at 7 Stages

Posted on: 1/25/2014 9:00AM

Project 7 rehearses BOXThe Atlanta-based contemporary dance company Project 7 launches its latest show in a series of performances this month. Founder, Director and Choreographer Cherrise Wakeham describes the show BOX as an evaluation and investigation of standards. It will be presented at 7 Stages Theater in Atlanta on January 30 - February 1.


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Boston Ballet Company and BBII Auditions

Posted on: 1/24/2014 7:00AM

Boston Ballet Company AuditionBoston Ballet is holding two open auditions for dancers interested in joining Boston Ballet or Boston Ballet II (BBII) for the 2014-2015 season. The Boston audition will be on Sunday, February 2, and the New York City audition will be a week later on Sunday, February 9.


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NYCB Art Series features French artist JR

Posted on: 1/23/2014 7:00AM

JR featured for the New York City Ballet 2014 Art SeriesNew York City Ballet presents the second installation of its acclaimed Art Series initiative during the company’s 2014 Winter Season. Conceived in 2013, the NYCB Art Series features annual collaborations between the company and contemporary visual artists who create original works inspired by NYCB that are then exhibited at the company’s home, the David H. Koch Theater. For this Art Series, NYCB has commissioned an installation from JR, the French-born artist best known for his grand-scale public photography projects.


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School at Steps holds Pointe Shoe Workshop

Posted on: 1/22/2014 10:58AM

Savannah Lowery will speak at the School at StepsThe School at Steps, a division of Steps on Broadway, has announced its annual Pointe Shoe Workshop & Fair, a stimulating and informative event designed for classical dancers or anyone who is passionate about ballet. It will be held Sunday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Steps on Broadway, located on the fourth floor at 2121 Broadway, NYC.


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New 2014 Harlequin Dance Scholarships

Posted on: 1/21/2014 7:00AM

Harlequin Floors Scholarships at The World DancesWith their generous ongoing support of dancers, Harlequin Floors will continue to conduct the Monthly Video Scholarship Contest throughout 2014 on TheWorldDances.com. Each month in 2014, four dancers who submit dance videos on TheWorldDances.com will be awarded $250 each to put toward their dance dreams.


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Houston Choreographers X6 at Kaplan Theatre

Posted on: 1/20/2014 8:00AM

Ad Deum Dance Company to perform at 2014 Houston Choreographers X6Dance Month at Kaplan Theatre in Houston kicked off January 10. In the midst of many other dance events, the highly-anticipated dance concert Houston Choreographers X6 will be presented Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m.


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Alvin Ailey's 23-city North American tour

Posted on: 1/17/2014 8:00AM

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2014 North American TourAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will travel coast-to-coast beginning in February on a 23-city North American tour. The tour will hit major markets such as Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.


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FLICfest presents 12 world premieres

Posted on: 1/16/2014 7:07AM

Chris Ferris & Dancers in Circuitous BodyFLICfest (Feature-Length Independent Choreography) is the first Brooklyn festival dedicated solely to the art of the feature-length dance. Each night of FLICfest features complete works by two choreographers, as well as informal cabaret performances encompassing a wide range of styles. For the 2014 event, FLICfest will present 12 world premieres by 12 choreographers over six nights spread out over two weekends. The festival will be in Brooklyn on January 23-February 1.


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Celebrate Dance 2014 at Alex Theatre

Posted on: 1/15/2014 7:15AM

SoleVita Dance Company will perform again in Celebrate Dance 2014Executive Producer Jamie Nichols will present Celebrate Dance 2014 with a fresh line-up of eight up-and-coming dance companies on Saturday, March 8 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California. The audience will enjoy a brilliant spectrum of dance including: contemporary, tap with live music, contemporary jazz, modern dance and Gaga.


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An inside look at Graham's 'Cave of the Heart'

Posted on: 1/14/2014 7:07AM

Martha Graham Dance Company in Cave of the HeartThe Martha Graham Dance Company will present a special inside look at Martha Graham’s 20th century masterwork Cave of the Heart on January 21, 22 and 23Premiered in 1946, Graham's abstract reimagining of the Medea legend was a collaboration between her, composer Samuel Barber and sculptor Isamu Noguchi.


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