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New Teacher Training Course announced

Posted on: 2/17/2017 11:00AM

RAD Silver Swans Dance Teacher Training CourseDance Teacher Web, an online resource for dance teachers, has just announced a new partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) to present the organization’s exclusive Silver Swans Teacher Training Course at the 2017 Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. This gives teachers access to delivering a new program of ballet classes for the over-55s from fall 2017.


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Save 10% on Energetiks' products at Amazon

Posted on: 2/17/2017 8:15AM

Discounted Dancewear on AmazonDon’t miss this opportunity to save on Energetiks! The popular Australian dance fashion brand is currently running a promotion in the U.S., offering 10% off their products on Amazon when you use the code AMAZONDI.


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sjDANCEco presents ChoreoProject Awards

Posted on: 2/16/2017 8:00AM

2017 ChoreoProject AwardssjDANCEco, a year-round contemporary dance company based in San Jose, California, will soon present its ChoreoProject Awards on March 17 and 18 at the San Jose State University Dance Theatre. This low-tech series for all dance disciplines is designed to provide emerging and professional choreographers a cost-free opportunity to present their work.


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‘Ballet MasterWorks’ back at Colorado Ballet

Posted on: 2/15/2017 7:00AM

Colorado Ballet for Ballet MasterWorksColorado Ballet will present a collection of three master ballet works to live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra in Ballet MasterWorks on February 17-26 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Choreography by Yuri Possokhov, George Balanchine and Jiří Kylián complete the program.


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Ian Eastwood drops Valentine's Day video

Posted on: 2/14/2017 12:50PM

Valentine's Day dance to Outkast songDancer and choreographer Ian Eastwood has released a new video in honor of Valentine’s Day. It features him and the Young Lions grooving to “Happy Valentine's Day” by Outkast.


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Throw Down Dance Challenge wants you!

Posted on: 2/14/2017 8:45AM

Dance competition directed by Adrienne Kellett Throw Down Dance Challenge recently kicked off its 6th Season on February 11 and 12 at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ. The 2017 Season will also tour to venues in Atlantic City, NJ; Jackson, NJ; Langhorne, PA; and East Haven, CT.


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Paloma Herrera to direct Teatro Colón

Posted on: 2/13/2017 12:00PM

Principal Ballerina from ArgentinaLast week, Argentine newspaper La Nación announced that former American Ballet Theatre Principal Paloma Herrera will be embarking on a new and exciting endeavor – leading Teatro Colón’s ballet company in Buenos Aires.


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Want to offer barre fitness classes?

Posted on: 2/10/2017 7:30AM

Ballet floor barres for fitness classesHas your dance studio thought about expanding and offering ballet-inspired barre fitness classes? It’s one of the hottest trends of the last five years in the fitness industry and more dance studios are catching on. One business that is here to help studio owners get started is En Pointe Enterprises.


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Chicago Dance Month takes place in April

Posted on: 2/9/2017 7:20AM

Thank Dance Its Friday Celebration. Credit PhilamonjaroChicago dancers and dance fans can put some “spring in their step” when Audience Architects, the leading service organization for building and engaging dance audiences in Chicago, presents the fifth annual Chicago Dance Month on April 1–30.


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New High School Dance Festival in Wisconsin

Posted on: 2/8/2017 2:00PM

Regional High School Dance Festival in Madison, Wisconsin in March 2017The first-ever Regional High School Dance Festival to be held in Madison, Wisconsin is set for March 23-26, 2017. It will present workshops, lectures, social events, master classes, a college fair, and auditions. Giordano Dance Chicago will headline the event.


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Choreographer Opportunity with PUSHfest

Posted on: 2/7/2017 12:00PM

Open Call for ChoreographersRaissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company seeks original, finished pieces of 5-8 minutes in length by emerging and mid-career choreographers to present at its 4th Annual PUSHfest Dance Festival. This year’s festival will take place at ODC Theater, a premier arts venue in San Francisco, on September 22-24.


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Win a Joffrey Ballet School Scholarship!

Posted on: 2/6/2017 4:10PM

Summer Dance Scholarship Contest 2017Dance Informa, in partnership with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, is delighted to announce the new 2017 Summer Scholarship Contest! Starting this month, Dance Informa will be awarding a total of 50 Summer Scholarships to dancers! Students just need to fill out a form online and submit a 1-3 minute video.


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American named a Prix de Lausanne winner

Posted on: 2/6/2017 11:00AM

Prix de Lausanne 2017 PrizewinnerLauren Hunter, a 15-year-old from California, was named one of the eight prizewinners of the 2017 Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition over the weekend. Along with seven other competitors, she was awarded a scholarship that will allow her to choose among the 68 prestigious partner schools and companies of the competition. 


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Results of 2017 Prix de Lausanne Selections

Posted on: 2/3/2017 1:15PM

Prix de Lausanne 2017 FinalistAfter four days of intensive classes, 20 candidates of the 2017 Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in Switzerland have qualified for the Finals. Of them, one represents the USA – 15-year-old Lauren Hunter.


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Universal Ballet Competition set for FL & GA

Posted on: 2/3/2017 7:00AM

Ballet Competition in Miramar, FL and Atlanta, GAUniversal Ballet Competition (UBC) is set to be presented in Miramar, FL on February 17-19 and then Atlanta, GA on May 20 and 21. Dancers compete for scholarships to some of the industry’s top organizations, like Joffrey Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Alonzo King Lines, Complexions and Sarasota Ballet.


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