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UDMA offers dance seminars at fall shows

Posted on: 8/20/2013 7:00AM

United Dance Merchants of America 2013 dance showsUnited Dance Merchants of America (UDMA) will present new dance seminars during the organization’s Dance Resource and Costume Shows, coming to Atlanta, Ga, Meadowlands, NJ and Chicago, IL in October.


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NYCB opens four-week fall season in Sept.

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

New York City Ballet's Fall 2013 SeasonNew York City Ballet will open its 2013-14 season on Tuesday, September 17 with six performances of Peter Martins’ full-length production of Swan Lake. The fall season will continue through Sunday, October 13 with performances of 17 additional ballets, including both classics and world premiere works by Benjamin Millepied, Justin Peck and Angelin Preljocaj.


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Open call for 2014 APAP applications!

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

APAP Showcases 2014Peridance Capezio Center has just opened the call for presenters for the 2014 APAP Showcases. Dance companies and choreographers can submit an online application until the deadline of September 15.


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CostumeManager.com rolls out Storefront

Posted on: 8/15/2013 11:21AM

CostumeManager.com's new StorefrontCostumeManager.com rolled out a revolutionary new feature on August 4 at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. The company's new Storefront feature is a free, flexible and hassle-free online experience where studios can sell and manage their inventory of dancewear, costumes and accessories without any fees.


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Dorothea Garland to lead Cleveland classes

Posted on: 8/14/2013 8:00AM

Dorothea Garland teaches classes in ClevelandBallet in Cleveland, a new organization seeking to facilitate and host ballet events in Cleveland, Ohio, will present master classes led by ballet dancer Dorothea Garland on Sunday, September 15 at the Gund Dance Studio inside Playhouse Square.


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Hip Op-eration Crew takes Vegas by storm

Posted on: 8/13/2013 11:05AM

The Hip Op-eration CrewHundreds of hip-hop dance crews competed in Las Vegas last weekend at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships. But by far, one of the most sensational and unique groups performing was the world's oldest hip-hop group – better known as “The Hip Op-eration Crew.” Hailing from a small New Zealand island, the crew sure knows how to get their swagga on.


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Celebrated ballet teacher passes away

Posted on: 8/12/2013 3:58PM

Ballet teacher David HowardLegendary ballet instructor David Howard sadly passed away on Sunday, August 11 at 75 years old. Celebrated for the legacy he left behind, Howard taught hundreds of dancers over the years. His classes and training seminars attracted attention worldwide.


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'Restless Creature' premieres at the Pillow

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

Restless Creature at Jacob's PillowWendy Whelan, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, has joined forces with notable male dancers and choreographers Kyle Abraham, Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks and Alejandro Cerrudo to create and co-present Restless Creature, premiering at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on Wednesday, August 14.


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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Fall Series

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

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Season 36 Fall SeriesHubbard Street Dance Chicago has announced its updated programming for the company’s Fall Series, to open Season 36 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park on October 10–13. It will feature choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, Ohad Naharin, Mats Ek and Robyn Mineko Williams.


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The Washington Ballet to present 'Giselle'

Posted on: 8/8/2013 12:46PM

The Washington Ballet's GiselleThis October, The Washington Ballet will open its 2013-14 Season with Giselle, one of the world's most famous 19th-century romantic ballets. Created at the very height of the romantic era, Giselle is an extraordinary story of absolute love, unconditional devotion and the power of redemption set to Adolphe Adam's poignant score.


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Universal Studios Japan Audition Tour - including Utah!

Posted on: 8/7/2013 2:06PM

Universal Studios Japan auditionsThe Senior Vice President of Universal Studios Japan® has arranged his audition team to include Salt Lake City as one of the 10 cities they visit on the world wide audition tour! Other cities include Las Vegas, Hollywood, Chicago, Orlando and  New York.


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The Fourth Annual Jersey Tap Fest

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

The Boston Tap Company will perform at Jersey Tap FestJersey Tap Fest, New Jersey's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and classes, celebrates four years on August 22-25 in Bloomfield, NJ. The four-day festival that sold out last year will offer more than 30 tap dance classes and a main stage celebration event entitled TAP ‘N TIME.


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Inaugural Hudson Valley Dance Festival

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

Hudson Valley Dance Festival 2013The inaugural edition of the Hudson Valley Dance Festival, a unique evening of world-class dance performances, will arrive Saturday, October 12 at the Historic Catskill Point. The event is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, and will include performances by the Stephen Petronio Company and Evidence, A Dance Company, amongst others.


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Ballet Academy East announces auditions

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

Ballet Academy East Pre-Professional DivisionBallet Academy East has announced auditions for the 2013-2014 Pre-Professional Division, for students aged 7-18, to be held on August 28 and September 16. The academy’s curriculum includes technique classes, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men's weight training, modern and character.


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Houston Ballet to launch into 44th season

Posted on: 8/2/2013 5:00AM

Houston Ballet's 2013-14 seasonIn September, Houston Ballet will launch into its 2013-14 season with a mixed repertory program of premieres by emerging and established choreographers. In this Four Premieres program, audiences will see a new work created for the company by famed choreographer James Kudelka, Intimate Pages by British master Christopher Bruce, and world premieres by Garrett Smith and Melissa Hough.


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Ballet West II's new Interim Director

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

Ballet West's Christopher SellarsBallet West’s Artistic Director Adam Sklute has announced the appointment of First Soloist Christopher Sellars as the new Interim Director of Ballet West II. Sellars will take the reins in this additional capacity on August 5 for the 2013-14 season.


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Ballet Arizona presents free performances

Posted on: 7/31/2013 8:00AM

Ballet Arizona's Ballet Under the Stars programBallet fans can spend a relaxing evening under the Arizona sky this September as Ballet Arizona presents the 16th annual Ballet Under the Stars program, free classical and contemporary ballet performances in a casual outdoor setting.


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Wabi Sabi returns to Atlanta for 3rd season

Posted on: 7/30/2013 7:00AM

Wabi Sabi in Atlanta in 2013Wabi Sabi, Atlanta Ballet’s contemporary chamber performance group, returns for another season of premieres by a cast of budding young choreographers. Performances include intimate showings at Inman Park’s Whitespace Gallery, North Georgia’s Sautee Nacoochee Center and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.


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'Woman of Leisure and Panic' at FringeNYC

Posted on: 7/29/2013 8:00AM

Charlotte BydwellDancer Charlotte Bydwell brings her acclaimed solo show, Woman of Leisure and Panic, to the 17th annual New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) for five performances in August. A whimsical combination of dance and theater, her work depicts a young woman's quest to find balance in a life where every achievement seems to bring further uncertainty.


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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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