Two troupes reflect on the concept of home

Posted on: 5/27/2016 7:00AM

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn + ArtistsTwo dance companies—BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance and Bryn Cohn + Artists (BC+A)—will soon present Home in a collaborative evening at Gibney Dance Center in NYC from June 16-18. Home draws upon ritualistic and traditional processes to elucidate the concept of home through interpersonal encounters, environments and the pursuit of self and collective understanding.

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Two Dance Teacher Events in One Breathtaking Location This Summer

Posted on: 5/26/2016 2:00PM

Dance Teacher Web Live Conference and ExpoDance Teacher Web is returning to the beautiful Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas this summer! Save the dates — August 1-4 — for their two great events happening at the same time in this one terrific location: Dance Teacher Web Live Conference and Expo, and the Dance Teacher University Teacher Training Program.

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ABT Principal James Whiteside hosts podcast

Posted on: 5/26/2016 11:00AM

The Stage Rightside with James WhitesideAmerican Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer James Whiteside launched a new podcast series earlier this month called “Stage Rightside.” A production of the Premier Dance Network, the series is described as “an interview-based foray into the interesting and often strange world of professional ballet.”

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Happy National Tap Dance Day 2016!

Posted on: 5/25/2016 8:00AM

National Tap Dance Day 2016It’s National Tap Dance Day! Every year on May 25, National Tap Dance Day arrives to celebrate tap dancing as an American art form. Studios and dance companies across the country are hosting special events.

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The 34th Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards

Posted on: 5/24/2016 11:00AM

Dave Scott accepting his 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreography in a Feature FilmThe 34th Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards took place on Monday, May 16 at the NYU Skirball Performing Arts Center in New York City. A ceremony to honor those who encompass excellence in dance for both Broadway and film/TV, the Awards started with a red carpet cocktail reception at 6 pm before the main program at 7:30 pm and a VIP party afterward.

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'SYTYCD: The Next Generation' airs May 30

Posted on: 5/23/2016 11:00AM

So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation on FoxThe final countdown is on! So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation will premiere Monday, May 30 on Fox. This new take on the SYTYCD show will have dancers between the ages of 8-13 competing in front of returning judges Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe, plus new panelist Maddie Ziegler of Dance Moms fame.

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NYCB promotes Taylor Stanley to Principal

Posted on: 5/20/2016 12:30PM

New York City Ballet promotes Taylor Stanley to PrincipalNew York City Ballet (NYCB) announced on May 18 that Taylor Stanley has been promoted to Principal Dancer, effective immediately. Peter Martins, NYCB’s Ballet Master in Chief, made the promotion on Tuesday, May 17 before the evening performance of Martins’ work Hallelujah Junction, during which Stanley made his New York debut in the leading male role alongside NYCB Principal Dancers Lauren Lovette and Daniel Ulbricht.

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‘Dance for Sports’ book to be released in 2017

Posted on: 5/20/2016 7:00AM

Dance For Sports authorMargo K. Apostolos, a faculty member at the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, is on schedule to release a book entitled “Dance for Sports: A Practical Guide.” Currently working on the last chapter, the finished product will be published next year by Oxford University Press.

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The Phoenix Project allows dancers in their 70's, 80's and 90's to soar

Posted on: 5/19/2016 7:00AM

Dances For a Variable PopulationLegendary dance artists in their seventies, eighties and nineties are collaborating on a world premiere work that will be presented over three Saturdays in June in three boroughs of New York City. In addition, participatory workshops for older adults will be hosted in each borough.

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