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PCDC Workshop and Company Audition

Posted on: 7/26/2013 8:00AM

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company auditionsReturning from a recent international tour to Italy and Israel, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC) has announced a Company Workshop running Monday–Friday, August 26-30 and a open Company Audition set for Saturday, August 31.


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Open call for 'The Table of Silence Project'

Posted on: 7/25/2013 10:30AM

The Table of Silence Project 9/11Steps on Broadway, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Dance/NYC, The September Concert and the NYC dance community have come together to facilitate and support The Table of Silence Project 9/11, a ritual dance movement for peace to commemorate the 12th anniversary of September 11, 2001. An open call for 100+ dancers who have stage experience 
has been announced.


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The Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival

Posted on: 7/24/2013 10:37AM

Bree Hafen’s 'Positive Space' wins Capezio A.C.E. AwardThe Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, a four-night festival celebrating emerging choreographers and dancers, runs August 5-8 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. The engagement celebrates choreographic excellence, featuring The Melinda Sullivan Dance Project, Dania Foglia Company and Bree Hafen’s Positive Space.


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Broadway Connection to share expertise!

Posted on: 7/23/2013 2:21PM

Dance Informa and Broadway Connection partner upDance Informa has recently teamed up with respected performing arts education company Broadway Connection to bring Broadway-related articles to readers. This partnership will produce monthly columns written by and/or focused on the expertise of Broadway Connection’s celebrated faculty.


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The 32nd Annual Downtown Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/23/2013 10:56AM

Battery Dance Company's 32nd Annual Downtown Dance FestivalBattery Dance Company will present the 32nd Annual Downtown Dance Festival on August 11-15 in New York City. The festival includes performances by Greece’s Chapter Two, Great Britain’s The Dance WE Made, Spain’s La Intrusa Danza, France’s Compagnie Vendetta Mathea, Indo-American Arts Council Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance, José Limón Dance Company, Dancing Earth and SLK Ballet.


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TLC to air 'Dance Kids ATL' on July 24

Posted on: 7/22/2013 8:00AM

TLC's Dance Kids ATL pilotTLC will air a new dance reality show dubbed Dance Kids ATL on Wednesday, July 24 that showcases some sly hip-hop moves from a bunch of Atlanta-based hoofers under the age of 16. Depending on the pilot’s ratings, there is potential for Dance Kids ATL to be made into a series.


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Louisville Ballet's 'Nutcracker' audition

Posted on: 7/19/2013 8:00AM

Louisville Ballet's NutcrackerThe Louisville Ballet will host an open children’s audition for The Brown-Forman Nutcracker on Sunday, August 18 at Louisville Ballet studios in Louisville, KY. For decades, thousands of young dancers have had an opportunity to perform with the professional ballet company and again this year, Louisville Ballet invites local children aged 7-18 with at least one year of dance training to audition for The Nutcracker.


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Bessie Awards unveil 2012-2013 Nominees

Posted on: 7/18/2013 8:48AM

The Bessies 2012-2013 Nominees AnnouncedThe New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced recently the 40 nominees for the 2012-2013 season. Announced at a press conference by members of The Bessies Selection Committee, the nominations were made by an independent committee of 38 dance industry professionals.


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Registration open for Prix De Lausanne 2014

Posted on: 7/18/2013 8:00AM

Prix de Lausanne 2014 RegistrationThe 42nd edition of the Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, will be held at Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland on January 26-February 1, 2014. Registration for this renowned competition is now open.


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John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement to perform

Posted on: 7/17/2013 8:00AM

John J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement 2013 SeasonJohn J Zullo Dance/Raw Movement will present a 2013 season at Danspace Project on September 19-21. The season is part of DANCE: Access, a self-production series overseen by Danspace Project that serves independent choreographers and dance companies. Performances will present three works - two premieres and one revival.


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The 2013 DANCENOW Joe's Pub Festival

Posted on: 7/16/2013 8:00AM

Ellis Wood and Marni Wood. Photo by Tom Caravaglia.After a decade of successfully presenting dance on New York City’s “best tiny stage,” DANCENOW is honored to kick off The Public Theater’s 15th anniversary celebration of Joe’s Pub with the 2013 DANCENOW Joe’s Pub Festival planned for October. The 2013 festival lineup includes 40 performances over four evenings.


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Third annual Carreno Dance Festival

Posted on: 7/15/2013 8:00AM

Carreno Dance FestivalThe third annual Carreno Dance Festival will soon kick off with the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School and the Summer Master Class Series at the Sarasota Opera House. These will culminate in the traditional Festival of Stars performance, scheduled for August 17 at 5 p.m. at the Sarasota Opera House. One highlight of this program will be Julie Kent and Jose Carreño performing the pas de deux from The Merry Widow.


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Miami City Ballet School to host Open House

Posted on: 7/12/2013 8:00AM

Miami City Ballet School Open House and AuditionsThe Miami City Ballet School is hosting a free Open House on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring free half-hour beginning adult ballet, modern and jazz classes. On the same day, placement auditions for the upcoming school year will be taking place for the Miami City Ballet School.


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Project 7 presents new show 'SHE'

Posted on: 7/11/2013 8:00AM

Project 7 Contemporary Dance CompanyAtlanta-based Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company will present its new show, SHE: Seek. Hope. Evolve., on July 19 and 20. SHE presents the full 11-member company and one guest performer to create a powerful all-female cast. The show reflects various images of women, each in different contexts and relationships.


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VKIBC announces 2013 results

Posted on: 7/10/2013 8:00AM

Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition 2013The 2013 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition took place on June 27-30 at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York City. The complete list of winners and scholarship recipients has been released. In addition, VKIBC has announced plans to expand artistically.


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CREATE Competition accepting submissions

Posted on: 7/9/2013 8:00AM

Celebrity CREATE Competition 2013The Celebrity CREATE Competition is an opportunity for new and emerging choreographers to submit their choreographic work and compete to win a $2,500 cash prize to put toward producing their own full-length dance performance. The second Celebrity CREATE Competition has been announced for September and submissions are currently being accepted.


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An evening of five world premieres in Vail

Posted on: 7/8/2013 8:00AM

Vail International Dance Festival 2013The Vail International Dance Festival, located in Vail, Colorado, will again play host to an entire evening of world premieres when Now: Premieres Hosted by Damian Woetzel comes to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater stage on Monday, August 5.


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Ailey dancers present 'Dance Works Unhinged'

Posted on: 7/5/2013 8:00AM

Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterDancers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will present Dance Works Unhinged, a self-produced performance of original works in The Ailey Citigroup Theater on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. All proceeds will go to the Ailey Dancers’ Resource Fund.


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Bree Hafen's Positive Space: The Workshop

Posted on: 7/4/2013 8:00AM

Positive Space WorkshopIn the time leading up to her company’s performances at Ailey Citigroup Theatre in August, Bree Hafen will be teaching at Positive Space: The Workshop on July 26-29 in Allen, Texas.


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Adrenaline RUSH Dance Competition

Posted on: 7/3/2013 8:00AM

Dance CompetitionAdrenaline RUSH Dance Competition will be a brand new, one-of-a-kind dance competition experience. Coming in 2014 to a city near you, Adrenaline RUSH will offer great incentives and prizes for competitors.


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Dance Manhattan's plethora of July events

Posted on: 7/2/2013 9:45AM

Dance Manhattan swing dance eventDance Manhattan, a NYC studio offering dance lessons in ballroom, swing, salsa, argentine tango and more, is presenting outdoor summer dance events to the public. Co-sponsoring Moon Dances on Sunday’s in July at Pier 84, Dance Manhattan welcomes dancers and non-dancers alike to come dance under the stars to live music.


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Sarasota Ballet prepares for busiest season yet

Posted on: 7/1/2013 8:00AM

Sarasota Ballet 2013-2014 seasonThe Sarasota Ballet has announced its 2013-2014 season will include five world premieres, numerous company premieres, the revival of various rarely-performed ballets and an anniversary tribute to British choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton. 


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19th annual Fire Island Dance Festival

Posted on: 6/28/2013 9:33AM

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater performs 'Strange Humors'The Fire Island Dance Festival returns this year featuring more than 40 dancers from world-class dance companies in a varied program spanning Broadway to ballet. The festival, recognized as the most anticipated event of the season on Fire Island, returns July 20-21 to its outdoor, landmark bay-front home in New York.  


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Louisville Ballet's 2013-2014 Season

Posted on: 6/27/2013 8:00AM

Louisville Ballet presents Swan LakeFor the upcoming 2013-2014 season, Artistic Director Bruce Simpson pulls Louisville Ballet back to the roots of classicism while simultaneously continuing to challenge traditional ballet standards with new works being presented by current, prominent choreographers. The season will kick off with Swan Lake in September.


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SoulEscape The Intensive announced

Posted on: 6/26/2013 8:00AM

SoulEscape The Intensives tourThe SoulEscape Summer Intensive is expanding this fall to become SoulEscape The Intensive, a weekend-long intensive that will visit three cities – Atlanta, Los Angeles and St. Louis. The Intensive will offer a varied technical dance training as well as educate each dancer about being a part of a professional dance company.


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MYB's 2013 Summer Intensive

Posted on: 6/25/2013 10:44AM

Manhattan Youth Ballet Summer IntensiveManhattan Youth Ballet's 2013 Summer Intensive will be held on August 12-30 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. Manhattan Youth Ballet offers this comprehensive three-week Summer Intensive to prepare dancers to return to their year-round dance programs. Distinguished faculty will hail from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and The Kirov Ballet.


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California Contemporary Ballet's 'Thumbelina'

Posted on: 6/24/2013 8:00AM

California Contemporary Ballet From the creators of the popular ballet Snow Queen, the magical story of Thumbelina is brought to life in a production the entire family can enjoy. California Contemporary Ballet will present Thumbelina on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30. 


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VKIBC 2013 to kick off

Posted on: 6/21/2013 8:00AM

ballet competitionIt's that time of the year again! Almost 100 dancers from 22 countries are about to descend upon New York City for the 2013 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition in the hopes of winning professional contracts, scholarships, monetary rewards and other special prizes. The competition starts on Thursday, June 27. 


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Aszure Barton & Artists seeking dancers

Posted on: 6/20/2013 8:00AM

dance company auditionAszure Barton & Artists, an internationally acclaimed dance troupe based in New York City, is expanding its family for future projects. The company is looking for new faces to join its ranks for the upcoming 2013-2014 season. 


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Compagnie Käfig returns to Jacob's Pillow

Posted on: 6/19/2013 9:21AM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival presents hip-hop dance company Compagnie KäfigJacob’s Pillow Dance Festival presents the return of Compagnie Käfig, an international ensemble of dynamic hip-hop dancers, for the second week of its 81st festival on June 26-30 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Led by celebrated choreographer Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Käfig returns to the festival on the tails of last year’s massive success.


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