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Help a Dancer: Be the Match

Posted on: 2/12/2016 1:00PM

Dancer with LeukemiaIn December 2014, Joe Bunn, a dancer with Ballett im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, was diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells. After a year of chemotherapy treatments, it has become clear that Bunn will need a bone marrow transplant. A worldwide search has commenced to find a match for Bunn, for a transplant that could save his life.


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Steps offers Valentine's Day Special

Posted on: 2/12/2016 9:00AM

Steps On Broadway Valentine’s Day SpecialJust in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, the iconic Steps on Broadway in New York City has announced a special deal for its members – bring a friend and get half-price classes on Sunday, February 14! Steps shared a promotional video for this Valentine's Day Special on its Facebook page. Click here to watch! For all the deets, visit www.stepsnyc.com.


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Desmond Richardson offers NYC masterclass

Posted on: 2/11/2016 9:00AM

Desmond Richardson MasterclassLegendary dancer Desmond Richardson, the co-founder and co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will lead a special masterclass in New York City on February 24. Meant for intermediate to professional dancers, it will be held in Studio 5 at City Center Studios, located at 130 West 56th Street. Prior registration is required.


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Things set to heat up at The Ailey Extension!

Posted on: 2/11/2016 7:00AM

Salsa Class in New York CityIt may be cold outside, but things are hotter than ever at the Ailey Extension! This weekend, dancers are invited to attend a celebration of love and culture with a series of special events: the Celebrating Brazilian Carnaval and two Valentine’s Zumba Dance Parties on Saturday, February 13, and Valentine’s Day Salsa on Sunday, February 14.


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Camp PULSE offers events for young dancers

Posted on: 2/10/2016 8:00AM

Camp PULSE on Tour 2016Know a student dancer who’s super eager to train and compete on the main dance competition and convention circuit but is still a little too young? Camp PULSE to the rescue! Camp PULSE on Tour is an exciting weekend workshop just for dancers ages 7-13. It's currently touring to locations across the country.


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Tinashe prepares to launch World Tour

Posted on: 2/9/2016 11:00AM

Tinashe 2016 World TourRecording artist and entertainer Tinashe has announced the dates for her Joyride World Tour. Her second world tour, the multi-continent trek will kick off on February 28 in Minneapolis, MN at Mill City Nights. A longtime dancer, Tinashe is expected to showcase her moves as much as her music while on tour.


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‘First Love’ released for online viewers

Posted on: 2/8/2016 6:00PM

digital balletSelf-described neoclassical coach and choreographer Preston Miller, the force behind the dance film Enemy Within produced three years ago, has released a new short dance film, or “digital ballet,” created specifically to be seen online. First Love introduces a series of short dance films that will come out in the next few months.


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Violette Verdy passes away

Posted on: 2/8/2016 3:00PM

Violette Verdy in George Balanchine's Jewels in 1967. Photo by Martha Swope.Celebrated French ballerina Violette Verdy, one of the leading ballet dancers of the 20th century and a formidable director, has passed away at age 82. Verdy danced for a slew of prestigious companies in Europe and America, and later in life she directed Boston Ballet. She broke barriers when she became the first female artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet.


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Curtain falls on 44th Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 2/7/2016 5:00PM

2016 Prix de Lausanne Prize-Giving CeremonyThe Prix de Lausanne has yet again attracted young, promising dancers from all parts of the world. Having just concluded, it ran February 1-6 at Beaulieu Theatre in Lausanne, Switzerland. The seven 2016 prizewinners are: Hang Yu of China, Madison Young of America, Vincenzo Di Primo of Italy, Leroy Mokgatle of South Africa, Laura Fernandez of Switzerland, Junnosuke Nakamura of Japan, and Dingkai Bai of China.


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