Fela! in LA

Posted on: 12/14/2011 2:00AM

Dance enthusiasts!  Fela! has come to the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles! Don’t miss your chance to see this 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Choreography.  Performances are running now through January 22.

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Dance Battle in Vegas

Posted on: 12/12/2011 2:00AM

Battle of the Dance has come to the Vegas Strip with shows opening last night at The Flamingo. Battle of the Dance is a spectacular combination of color, light and movement. The international cast of award-winning professional dancers combines the disciplines of traditional Latin, Flamenco, rhythmic Celtic and Tango dance.

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World Dance Movement Italy 2012

Posted on: 12/8/2011 2:00AM

Registration is now open for World Dance Movement Italy 2012 – the International Workshop. This revolutionary study-vacation workshop introduces dancers and educators from all continents to an International Faculty of talent, including Michèle Assaf, Bruno Collinet, Desmond Richardson, Stacey Tookey, Clarissa Mucci, Igal Perry, Jason Parsons and more. Enjoy training with dancers from over 24 countries. July 8-29, 2012.

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Chelsea Clinton to Host NY City Ballet in The Nutcracker

Posted on: 12/7/2011 2:00AM

Tune into PBS on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.* for the Live From Lincoln Center premiere of New York City Ballet’s holiday favorite, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. The live television broadcast will be hosted by School of American Ballet board member Chelsea Clinton, who danced several roles in the beloved ballet with Ballet Arkansas and the Washington Ballet.

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Costume Gallery Awards 2011 Beverly Miller Dance Scholarships

Posted on: 12/6/2011 2:00AM

Congratulations to the 25 exceptional students who received Beverly Miller dance scholarships! Costume Gallery distributed $13,000 to hard working dancers. This year's award process was more competitive than ever, as a record breaking 730 applications were received! Over the past 4 years Costume Gallery has awarded $45,000 to worthy students. Beverly Miller and her husband Norman, owned and operated Costume Gallery, serving the dance community for over 50 years.  The scholarship was established in Beverly’s honor.

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Hubbard Street 2's Dance Adventure

Posted on: 11/29/2011 2:00AM

This Weekend Hubbard Street 2 and the Harris Theater for Music and Dance present Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure for young Chicago audiences. Choreographed by Terence Marling and Robyn Mineko Williams, the show is an interactive, contemporary performance, offering an alternative to more traditional holiday performances.

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Beyonce's Revamped Countdown Video Missing "Stolen" Dance Moves

Posted on: 11/28/2011 2:00AM

Beyonce’s Countdown music video caused the singer a headache last month when she was accused of stealing dance moves from choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker of Belgium. Beyonce since seems to have backed down, releasing a new, alternate version of the Countdown video with the dance footage in question missing.

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Capezio to Celebrate 125 Years with the Dance Event of the New Year!

Posted on: 11/27/2011 2:00AM

Capezio is set to celebrate 125 years of excellence next year with a one-night only special show on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, NYC.  It will be a glorious production highlighting some of the magical history of Capezio with numerous dance legends and stars of stage and screen. The show is conceived and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo and will present the best of the best in a cavalcade of American dance and entertainment.  Some of the proceeds from the event will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, American Tap Dance Foundation and also the National Dance Institute.

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International Emmys to honor Nigel Lythgoe

Posted on: 11/20/2011 2:00AM

Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol will be presented with the honorary International Emmy Founders Award on Monday night at the Hilton New York Hotel. The award is in recognition of his work as a reality show innovator and for his deep commitment to dance around the world.

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New DanseCOUPON website

Posted on: 11/17/2011 2:00AM

DanseCOUPON is a great website for a variety of dance deals. Save up to 50% on dance apparel, DVDs, classes, magazines, shoes, conventions, competitions, costumes, professional resources and more!  DanseCOUPON just released its new website which features new deals, more savings, and a special teachers-only section.

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Peridance and Drew Jacoby develop new summer intensive

Posted on: 11/13/2011 2:00AM

Peridance Capezio Center has collaborated with Drew Jacoby to develop a new Summer Intensive called BLUEPRINT. This 2-week Intensive for pre-professional and professional Ballet and Contemporary dancers, ages 16-22 will run from August 20 - September 1, 2012.

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Dance/USA presents APAP Dance Forum

Posted on: 11/10/2011 2:00AM

Dance/USA is presenting a Dance Forum as a pre-conference event to APAP in New York City this January 6. This event is free to the public. The conversation will explore the state of residencies in the U.S. and new initiatives to increase residencies and dance.

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Black Dance Festival this weekend

Posted on: 11/3/2011 2:00AM

The August Wilson Center of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will present a two-part Black Dance Festival this Friday through Sunday. The acclaimed Ailey II, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Rennie Harris Pure movement and Deeply Rooted are joined by The Center's own Dance Ensemble for four performances celebrating African American dance tradition.

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New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker Live In Cinemas Across America

Posted on: 11/3/2011 2:00AM

New York City Ballet, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and NCM Fathom have announced an agreement to present the Company’s acclaimed production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ in 530 movie theaters in the United States for one night only on Tuesday, December 13. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 18.

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Australian Ballet Company Auditioning Dancers in New York

Posted on: 11/2/2011 2:00AM

For the first time ever the Melbourne Ballet Company will be holding auditions outside of Australia. Alisa Finney, Artistic Director, and Sharon Fernandez, Melbourne Ballet Company Principal dancer, will be in New York from January 1-19 taking guest classes and workshops as well as holding the audition. Contracts and Traineeships are available for highly trained classical and contemporary dancers.

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National Arts and Humanities Month

Posted on: 10/26/2011 2:00AM

October is National Arts and Humanities Month—the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation. National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. It is designed to encourage all Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts and humanities.

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Bad Boys of Dance premiere at Detroit Opera House

Posted on: 10/25/2011 2:00AM

This weekend, Oct 29 and 30, Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance are bringing their cheeky and energetic show to Michigan in a Detroit Opera House premiere. From dancing on catwalks at New York’s fashion week to appearing on Dancing with the Stars, the dancers’ amazing versatility and talent push the bounds of dance.

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Twyla Tharp's 'Come Fly Away' Flies into LA

Posted on: 10/23/2011 2:00AM

Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, a musical celebration in dance set to the music of Frank Sinatra, opens Tuesday in Los Angeles at Pantages Theatre. Come Fly Away tells the story of four couples at a night club falling in and out of love. Tony Award winner Tharp does not disappoint in this fun, sexy, and cheeky show that is full to the brim with spectacular dancing and beloved Sinatra classics.

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Bebe Neuwirth Hosts 2011 Bessie Awards tonight

Posted on: 10/23/2011 2:00AM

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth will host the 2011 Bessie Awards tonight, Oct. 24 at the Apollo Theatre, Harlem NY. The Bessies honor individuals in the fields of choreography, design and performance across New York. Established in 1983 the dance and performance awards are named after dance educator and mentor Bessie Schonberg.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company's Lincoln Center Season

Posted on: 10/18/2011 2:00AM

The Paul Taylor Dance Company's 2012 Season in New York City will take place at the David H. Koch Theater (formerly known as the New York State Theater) in Lincoln Center from March 14 through April 1, 2012. Tickets to the season are on sale. "I'm excited about the move," said Paul Taylor. "I'm looking forward to seeing my amazing dancers perform at Lincoln Center."

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Dancing in Pink for a Cure

Posted on: 10/16/2011 2:00AM

Yesterday, Sunday Oct 16, 115 women and 10 men at the ICI Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach danced the afternoon away to join the fight against breast cancer. The Party in Pink Zumbathon, led by 12 Zumba instructors, raised money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Posted on: 10/12/2011 2:00AM

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BAC Presents Laurence Olivier Nominee Colin Dunne

Posted on: 10/10/2011 2:00AM

October 19 to 22, Baryshnikov Arts Center presents renowned Irish step dancer Colin Dunne in Out of Time. Dunne brings movement, sound, and image together in a solo contemporary dance work that pushes the boundaries of the tradition for which he gained international acclaim.

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Footloose In Theaters Friday

Posted on: 10/10/2011 2:00AM

Australian audiences are already being treated to the new Footloose, but US theater goers have to wait until this Friday October 14. The new Footloose is almost here…by Writer/Director Craig Brewer starring Kenny Wormald, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell and Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough.

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UDMA Chicago this Weekend

Posted on: 10/10/2011 2:00AM

The Annual UDMA Chicago Dance Resource & Costume Show will be held this weekend at the Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center,  and Dance Informa will be there to join in the fun. UDMA holds four shows each year in Long Beach California, Atlanta, New Jersey and Chicago. The show is America’s largest trade show for dance, exhibiting the latest goods and services for the dance industry to assist studio owners and dance teachers.

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Former National Ballet director Alexander Grant dies

Posted on: 10/3/2011 2:00AM

Alexander Grant, former artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada, died on Friday in London at age 86. It’s reported that Grant had been sick for several months with infections and pneumonia. Born in New Zealand, Grant was renowned as a character dancer with the Royal Ballet, London.

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Tulsa Ballet Guest Artists for Fountain Dance Ministry’s Nutcracker

Posted on: 9/27/2011 2:00AM

Sofia Menteguiaga, soloist of the Tulsa Ballet, and Alfonso Martin, principal dancer of the Tulsa Ballet, will appear as guest artists in the Fountain Dance Ministry’s production of The Nutcracker on December 3 and 4, 2011 at the Jane Tasch Performing Arts Theatre in Pinckney, Michigan.

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Hubbard Street Tharp Collaboration

Posted on: 9/25/2011 2:00AM

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will launch its 34th season with the most anticipated dance event of the year featuring a world premiere by dance legend Twyla Tharp; the return of the reflective Arcangelo by Nacho Duato based on the marvelous Concerti Grossi by Arcangelo Corelli; and the hilariously bizarre Walking Mad by Johan Inger.  This eclectic engagement will take place at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, October 13-16.

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So You Think You Can Dance takes 3 Emmys

Posted on: 9/18/2011 2:00AM

So You Think You Can Dance took home 3 Emmys at Sunday night’s awards. Mia Michaels and Tabitha and Napoleon were awarded for choreography and Robert Barnhart, Peter Radice, Patrick Boozer and Matt Firestone took top honors for lighting design.

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Peridance Showcases for the NYC APAP Conference

Posted on: 9/14/2011 2:00AM

New York’s Peridance Capezio Center will present four performances in two different programs during the 2012 Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference (APAP) on January 7 and 8. Peridance will be presenting 22 exciting choreographers/dance companies to the APAP conference attendees. APAP provides a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their work in a platform that puts them in contact with arts presenters from around the globe. Interested choreographers can apply before Oct 15.

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