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State Street Ballet invites dancers to audition

Posted on: 2/21/2018 4:30PM

California Ballet Company AuditionsCalifornia’s State Street Ballet will hold company auditions at its home, the beautifully renovated Gail Towbes Center for Dance in Santa Barbara, this Saturday, February 24 as part of its National Audition Tour, which also includes auditions for its 2018 Summer Intensive and its 2018-19 Professional Track Trainee Program.


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Brian Friedman introduces The Main Event

Posted on: 2/20/2018 7:30PM

Brian Friedman creates The Main EventCreative Director, Producer and Choreographer Brian Friedman recently announced the launch of The Main Event, a global dance brand uniting some of the greatest icons of the dance world. Its inaugural event will kick off this August 3-5 in New York City.


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Oregon Ballet Theatre leaps down rabbit hole

Posted on: 2/19/2018 12:00PM

Washington Ballet productionOregon Ballet Theatre has been drawing record-breaking crowds this season, first with its fall show Rhapsody in Blue and then with George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in December. Now the company prepares for its most ambitious project yet, the West Coast premiere of Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland) – a highly athletic and vibrant production that brings the Lewis Carroll classic to exuberant life through dance.


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SYTYCD returns for Season 15, plans auditions

Posted on: 2/16/2018 1:35PM

Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and Vanessa HudgensFox has renewed the Emmy Award-winning So You Think You Can Dance for a 15th season. From 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) will return this summer on Fox. Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens are back as resident judges, with Cat Deeley still serving as host.


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Backdrops company rings in 125th year

Posted on: 2/16/2018 8:02AM

2504 Palace Grand StaircaseFor 125 years, Backdrops by Charles H Stewart has been in the business of stage production. Based in Massachusetts, the company has been a part of the complete evolution of theatrical performances and is a trusted supplier of backdrops in N. America.


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'Dance Academy' movie finally coming to U.S.

Posted on: 2/15/2018 1:50PM

Dance Academy Movie USA ReleaseAmerican fans of Dance Academy, it’s time to celebrate! It has been revealed that the highly anticipated movie Dance Academy: The Comeback is now officially bound for select U.S. cinemas! Mark your calendars!


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Terpsicorps hiring dancers for summer 2018

Posted on: 2/15/2018 8:00AM

Asheville Summer Dance CompanyProfessional dancers are invited to spend their summer with choreographer Heather Maloy being pushed artistically and enjoying the city of Asheville in the mountains of North Carolina. Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance is now accepting applications for its 2018 Summer Season.


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Train with Ad Deum this spring

Posted on: 2/14/2018 8:00AM

Spring 2018 Houston Dance IntensiveAd Deum Dance Company, a modern/contemporary troupe based in Houston, Texas, has announced its 2018 Spring Intensive. Set for March 12-16, the intensive is for advanced and professional dancers aged 16 and older. Registration is now open. Note that auditions for Ad Deum and Ad Deum II are also held during this week through class observation.


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Ailey dancers fight for better wages

Posted on: 2/12/2018 9:30AM

Twyla Tharp's The Golden SectionAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is currently in the midst of a 21-city North American tour that began January 30 in Chapel Hill, NC. Following a five-week season in NYC, the tour launched with the aim to deliver performances by the company’s 32 extraordinary dancers to various stages from coast to coast. But recently, the curtain was lifted on some drama happening behind the scenes.


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