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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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Bruce Wood Dance Project presents RED + 2

Posted on: 6/18/2013 9:23AM

Bruce Wood Dance Project dancer in flying squirrelFollowing the kickoff of Season 3 with My Brother’s Keeper in March, Bruce Wood Dance Project keeps the flame bright with the program RED + 2 at the Dallas City Performance Hall on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22. This show includes three works - one world premiere and two revivals.


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Ballet Neo to present '4Voices' in NYC

Posted on: 6/17/2013 8:00AM

Ballet Neo neoclassical ballet companyBallet Neo, a New York City-based neoclassical ballet company, will present its first scheduled performances since recently starting a fundraiser on Indiegogo, a crowd-funding campaign website. This choreographic showcase, titled 4Voices, will feature the works of Fredrick Earl Mosley, Peter O’Brien, Matthew Rushing and Kate Thomas.


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Screening to celebrate 'Hairspray' anniversary

Posted on: 6/14/2013 8:00AM

Hairspray film circa 1988Musical theatre fans and dance enthusiasts alike are invited to a screening under the stars of John Waters' cult classic Hairspray. Celebrating the film’s 25th anniversary, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Dance Camera West co-present this screening at Grand Park in Los Angeles on Friday, June 21.


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BAC's Fall 13 Gala

Posted on: 6/13/2013 1:53PM

Baryshnikov Arts Center Fall GalaBaryshnikov Arts Center is preparing for the fundraising event Fall 2013 Gala. The program on Monday, September 16 will raise funds to support artistic programs at the Center and feature New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan performing new dance works from Restless Creature.


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John Selya to lead Dallas intensive

Posted on: 6/13/2013 9:56AM

Broadway dancer John SelyaBroadway headliner John Selya will kick off Dallas Conservatory’s Summer Intensives next week by leading a weeklong intensive for intermediate and advanced dancers. The intensive will run June 17-21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. All interested students must audition.


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Alight Dance Theater in season finale

Posted on: 6/12/2013 9:09AM

Alight Dance Theater in performanceAlight Dance Theater, a small dance ensemble based in Greenbelt, Maryland since 2010, will wrap up its 2012-2013 season with performances of the company’s newest works, Stargazing and The 50's Front, later this month.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre's new Artistic Director

Posted on: 6/11/2013 8:00AM

Kevin IrvingOregon Ballet Theatre recently announced the hiring of Kevin Irving as its new Artistic Director, following an exhaustive international search. Retired OBT dancer Anne Mueller had been serving as Interim Artistic Director since December 2012 when reigning Artistic Director Christopher Stowell had resigned.


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Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's 'It's a Game'

Posted on: 6/10/2013 8:00AM

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre partneringAmanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces its 13th Annual Performance Season from Thursday-Saturday, June 27-29 at New York Live Arts. The season will feature the world premiere of It's a Game, an evening-length dance theatre work that will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship and human drama.


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Dance Truck returns to Atlanta in June

Posted on: 6/7/2013 8:00AM

tEEth in 2010 work 'Home Made'. Photo by Aaron Rogosin.Dance Truck, the mobile movement project dedicated to bringing dance to the people, returns to Atlanta this summer after a long hiatus. Dance Truck Returns will present a dynamic dance line-up at The Arts Exchange on June 28. 


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Limón Dance Company in free outdoor show

Posted on: 6/6/2013 9:23AM

Limón Dance CompanyThe Limón Dance Company will perform a free all-Limón concert Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Bryant Park Theater in New York City. The program will consist of three Limón classics: Mazurkas, Chaconne and The Moor’s Pavane.


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Jacob's Pillow documentary to be on PBS

Posted on: 6/5/2013 10:41AM

Never Stand Still dance documentaryWinner of Best Documentary at both the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the Dance Camera West Festival in Los Angeles, the dance documentary Dancing at Jacob’s Pillow: Never Stand Still will have its television premiere on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS.


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