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National Dance Week Kick It Rockette Challenge

Posted on: 9/20/2012 6:30AM

National Dance Week Rockette Kick It ChallengeThe National Dance Week Foundation Rockettes 85th Celebration 'Kick It' categories have been announced. Pick your category for NDW's Kick It Challenge and be a part of this tremendous dance milestone honoring four and a half decades of dancers that have achieved their lifelong dream of becoming a Rockette.


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SYTYCD: And the Winners Are...

Posted on: 9/19/2012 6:17AM

Chehon Wespi-Tschopp Eliana Gerard Cat DeeleyOne guy and one girl, it’s a new precedent for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. In the past, the reality competition has only selected one dancer to be “America’s Favorite Dancer,” but this season both a guy and a girl received the coveted title, all revealed in a star-studded, jam-packed season finale.


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Applications For Music Center Spotlight Awards Open

Posted on: 9/18/2012 12:51PM

Music Center Spotlight AwardsApplications are now open until October 17, 2012 for LA's Music Center's Spotlight Program. Spotlight is one of the nation's premier arts education and scholarship programs for teens, awarding over $100,000 in scholarships.


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Nationwide Dance Auditions

Posted on: 9/18/2012 1:00AM

dance auditionsDance Informa has huge dance audition listings, covering opportunities for dance company employment, university dance, commercial dance and even theme park and cruise ship positions. Make sure to check out Dance Informa's audition listings here.


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Twyla Tharp arrives in Winnipeg

Posted on: 9/13/2012 9:06AM

choreographer Twyla TharpInternationally-acclaimed choreographer Twyla Tharp has landed in Winnipeg, Canada. She will be in residence at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet for the next six weeks while she prepares the final version and Canadian Premiere of Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 2012/13 season opener, The Princess & The Goblin.


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Entries Open for the world's first Online Competitive Dance Competition

Posted on: 9/11/2012 12:34PM

online dance competitionOnline dance competition Dance Upon a Dream is 'live' and taking enrtries from around the world. Dance Upon a Dream is the new way for young and amateur dancers to compete against each other from around the world for prizes and fame.


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NY International Ballet Competition open for applications

Posted on: 9/7/2012 1:01PM

2013 New York International Ballet CompetitionNew York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC) is currently in preparation for its 30th Anniversary, to be held June 19-23, 2013 at the Rose Theater/Lincoln Center.  Dancers' repertory study will take place June 3-18. Applications are being accepted from dancers around the world until December 15th.


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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Gala

Posted on: 9/6/2012 11:02AM

Robert Battle and Joan Weill, Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick-off a five-week holiday season on November 28th with a star-studded gala benefit performance at New York City Center and party at the Hilton New York.  Academy award-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique will serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair.


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Nigel Lythgoe creating a new FAME!

Posted on: 9/4/2012 1:00AM

Nigel LythgoeWith Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance almost over, Nigel Lythgoe is already moving on to his new dance-a-licious production. Recently, the TV juggernaut signed a deal to produce a series based on the 1980s movie-turned-television-series classic, Fame.  


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The Lady Mollie Askin Ballet Scholarship could be for you!

Posted on: 8/27/2012 5:02PM

The Lady Mollie Askin Ballet Scholarship The scholarship provides support for ballet artists to further their career through travel and helping to tackle further study. Worth $20,000 each, there are three scholarships on offer in 2012 for young Australians between 17 – 29 years.


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Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Receives Grant from Target

Posted on: 8/27/2012 8:17AM

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida Arts Ballet Goes to SchoolArts Ballet Theatre of Florida's Arts Ballet Goes To School program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation in recognition of the efforts of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida in offering free outreach educational cultural programs to children of Elementary public schools in Miami Dade County


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20th Anniversary of Stars of The 21st Century

Posted on: 8/21/2012 12:18PM

Ballet Gala Stars of the 21st CenturyThe 20th anniversary performance of Stars of the 21st Century will be held this October 18 at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC with performances from artists from Alvin Ailey, Bolshoi Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, National Opera and Ballet of Ukraine, Royal Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin and the Vienna State Opera Ballet.


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APAP Opportunity for Choreographers and Dance Companies

Posted on: 8/20/2012 3:00AM

APAP Peridance ShowcaseFollowing a very successful presentation last year, Peridance Capezio Center will once again be presenting choreographers and dance companies at its Salvatore Capezio Theater during the 2013 APAP conference week, in NYC. Application deadline is September 30th.


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NBC Fails to Air Darcey Bussell dance in Olympic Closing Ceremony

Posted on: 8/15/2012 8:14AM

American audiences unfortunately missed out on viewing a beautiful ballet sequence staring famous former Royal Ballet principal Darcey Bussell at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics on Sunday. Viewers are up in arms as NBC cut out coverage from the Closing Ceremony to air their new show Animal Practice.


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Stacey Tookey Starts New Dance Company

Posted on: 8/13/2012 2:17PM

Stacey Tookey dance companyCelebrity, contemporary choreographer Stacey Tookey is starting her own dance company. A few weeks ago, she tweeted, “Happy to announce I am starting my own contemporary company. First company show will be this fall!!"


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Wanted: choreographers and dancers

Posted on: 8/2/2012 6:55AM

Solo-Tanz-Theater danceEntries are open for choreographers and dancers wishing to take part in the 17th Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in TREFFPUNKT Rotebuehlplatz in Stuttgart, Germany, from 14th to 17th March 2013. Artists from all around the world with a passion for dance and music are invited to bring their contemporary, choreographed dance solos to Stuttgart.


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Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies Release Tap Dance Video

Posted on: 7/31/2012 7:40AM

Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies – Female Tap Band Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies – Female Tap Band has released a cover of Rihanna’s Where Have You Been. The video features five world renowned female tap dancers: Chloe Arnold, Melinda Sullivan, Sarah Reich, Maud Arnold, and Anissa Irving (So You Think You Can Dance, Beyonce, Glee, Dancing with the Stars).


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Shirley MacLaine To Be Honored At Dizzy Feet Foundation Celebration Of Dance Gala

Posted on: 7/27/2012 7:58AM

National Dance Day Dizzyfeet FoundationShirley MacLaine, Henry T. Segerstrom and Damian Woetzel will be honored at the highly anticipated Dizzy Feet Foundation Celebration of Dance Gala, tomorrow Saturday July 28. The Celebration of Dance Gala hosted by Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Katie Holmes will coincide with this year’s National Dance Day.


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Young Dancemakers Company free concerts around NYC

Posted on: 7/27/2012 2:00AM

Young Dancemakers CompanyAn ensemble of 19 talented, ethnically diverse high school dancer/choreographers, under the expert eye of director/founder Alice Teirstein, will participate in the 17th year of Young Dancemakers Company, performing their original works in eight free performances in NYC, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, July 26-August 4th.   


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Spectrum Dance Audition at Steps

Posted on: 7/25/2012 11:00AM

dance audition Spectrum Dance TheaterDonald Byrd of Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle, is holding an audition at Steps on Broadway this Saturday July 28, 1:00-3:00pm, after taking part in Steps Beyond's "The Creative Process Unraveled" artists talk this Friday.


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Mikhail Baryshnikov to be Honored at Bright Lights Shining Stars Gala

Posted on: 7/25/2012 7:47AM

Mikhail Baryshnikov New York City Dance AllianceOn Wednesday, September 5 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, dance icon Mikhail Baryshnikov will be honored at the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation’s “Bright Lights Shining Stars” Gala where he will receive their prestigious Ambassador for the Arts Award presented to him by Liza Minnelli.


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Hong Kong Ballet Jacob's Pillow Debut

Posted on: 7/24/2012 9:35AM

Hong Kong BalletThe Hong Kong Ballet, one of Asia’s premier ballet companies, makes a bold Jacob’s Pillow debut this week, performing a varied program of contemporary ballets in the Ted Shawn Theatre July 18–22.


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Complexions Contemporary Ballet Auditions

Posted on: 7/17/2012 2:18PM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet AuditionsComplexions Contemporary Ballet is looking for female dancers and will hold auditions on Sunday July 29. Dancers must have a strong classical and contemporary foundation and strong pointe work.


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Dance Teacher Summit NYC is almost here!

Posted on: 7/16/2012 3:00AM

Dance Teacher SummitDance Informa looks forward to being a part of Dance Teacher Summit, July 27-29 at Hilton New York. Take part in a fantastic mix of movement sessions, seminars and workshops led by top master teachers.


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Chicago Human Rhythm Project Leads American Rhythm Center

Posted on: 7/12/2012 7:16AM

Chicago Human Rhythm ProjectThe Chicago Human Rhythm Project has announced the establishment of the American Rhythm Center, a new initiative to provide a shared, affordable and sustainable education, rehearsal and administrative facility for several leading Chicago dance and arts organizations.


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Sutton Foster nominated for Bunheads

Posted on: 7/9/2012 9:07AM

Bunheads Sutton FosterTony awarding winning star Sutton Foster has been nominated for a 2012 Teen Choice Award for her role of “Michelle” on ABC Family’s new series, Bunheads. Sutton is up for the Choice Breakout Star Female award.


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New Space for Martha Graham Center

Posted on: 7/3/2012 6:50AM

Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance is moving into a new home at Westbeth, the former Merce Cunningham Dance Company space.


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Recession-Proof Your Dance Studio

Posted on: 6/25/2012 9:47AM

dance for youngstersCostume Gallery and Twinkle Star Dance™ have partnered to ensure dance studio owners are able to recruit and retain the valuable 2-6 year old dancer population with a creative new dance syllabus and complimenting costume package for studios.


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Alvin Ailey ADT returns to Paris

Posted on: 6/25/2012 9:20AM

Alivn Ailey American Dance TheaterAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater will return to Paris for Les Etés de la Danse 8th International Dance Festival from June 25th through July 21st at Théâtre du Châtelet.  The 32-performance engagement follows successful sold-out and extended festival appearances in 2009 and 2006.


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Giordano Chicago unveils new name and logo

Posted on: 6/24/2012 10:00AM

Giordano Dance Chicago“Jazz” has always been an important part of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, but this week at the company’s 50th anniversary season launch party the company unveiled a new logo and a new name.


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