2014 UDMA Dance Resource/Costume Shows
This fall, the United Dance Merchants of America (UDMA) Dance Resource and Costume Show will return to Georgia, New Jersey and Illinois featuring more than 10,000 costumes and hundreds of products and services. The UDMA Dance Resource and Costume Show will bring master teachers, leading costume designers and innovative dance professionals together under one roof, giving dance teachers and studio owners a unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with the industry’s most-trusted experts.
Limón Dance Company returns to the Joyce
The Limón Dance Company, founded in 1946 by legendary Mexican choreographer José Limón, returns to the Joyce Theater in NYC on April 29-May 4. The company will present a program framed by two Limón masterworks: Mazurkas and Psalm, along with world premieres by Dianne McIntrye and Sean Curran. The season will be dedicated to Alan Danielson, a treasured colleague and School Director of the Limón Institute, who died earlier this year.
Steps Beyond hosts Artists Talk on Friday
Steps Beyond continues its Artists Talk Series with “Dance Company or No Dance Company: That is the Question” – a frank discussion with dance company artistic directors on the pros and cons of starting and maintaining a dance company. The discussion will be hosted this Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. in the spacious 4th floor studio at Steps on Broadway in NYC.
Alight Dance Theater in garden performances
Alight Dance Theater, a small dance ensemble based in Greenbelt, Maryland since 2010, will present Dance in the Garden, a free outdoor performance series produced in partnership with the Chesapeake Education Arts & Research Society. Alight Dance Theater is creating three site-specific works to be performed in the Three Sisters Demonstration Gardens in the spring, summer and fall of this year. The first performance will be April 26.
13th Annual DANCE OPEN in Russia
The 13th Annual DANCE OPEN International Ballet Festival will be held this year on April 23-28 on the stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This season’s main focus is original contemporary choreography. It will present the Dutch National Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Malandain Ballet Biarritz and stars from companies such as The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hamburg Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet.
Steps offers Summer Study NYC program
Coming up this summer, Steps on Broadway will offer “Summer Study NYC: A Contemporary Dance Intensive.” This program is open to domestic and international students and offers dancers the opportunity to study with some of New York’s leading artistic directors and contemporary choreographers. The program’s first session is June 16–July 11 and the second session is July 14–August 8.
VIBE Dance Workshop registration ends soon
VIBE Dance Workshop is returning to Atlanta this summer after kicking off its inaugural season last year. VIBE, led by co-directors Tara Shepard Myers and Emily Yewell-Volin, provides daily classes in barre strengthening, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop taught by current industry professionals. Dancers have until Thursday, May 1 to register.
YAGP releases 2014 results
The results for the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) have been announced, boasting many American winners this year. As the world's largest student ballet scholarship competition, the final round of YAGP took place at Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday, April 9.