Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, has named four industry leaders—Trisha Brown, Linda Shelton, Raven Wilkinson, and Toby Lerner Ansin—as 2015 Dance/USA Honorees.
The Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has hired a new dance instructor to lead an effort to start a wheelchair dance workshop.
The Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular has arrived and it’s one show this season that definitely lives up to its name—spec-ta-cu-lar.
The National Ballet of Canada’s Hannah Fischer and Carlo Di Lanno of San Francisco Ballet were winners at The Eleventh International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize, held Tuesday night at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, according to CBC News.
The shoe offers several heels crafted in different weights and materials for a wide variety of tone and pitch. A hollow heel unit acts as a sound chamber to produce a crisp sound that is not subdued by marley competition floors, plus heightened amplification. With the Tapsonic, dancers are able to customize their sounds similar to the ways in which musicians can customize the sounds of their instruments.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has acquired the rights to Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina, the story of Dutch National Ballet dancer and First Position star Michaela DePrince.
Mothers and daughters who crave more quality time together have found their way to an eight-week class at BritZa Studios in Sioux Falls, North Dakota, that mingles dance with life lessons in self-esteem, inner beauty, and being unique.
More than 30 affordably priced classes for all skill levels in a variety of genres will be offered as part of Movement and Dance Weekend, presented by Rochester, New York’s Nazareth College Department of Theatre and Dance from today through Sunday.
One of the best-loved dances by one of the world’s greatest choreographers—Mark Morris’ 1988 L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato—will be broadcast on television for the first time this March 27 at 9pm EST on PBS’ Great Performances program.
David Hallberg will introduce top international ballet companies and share an insider’s perspective on the works and the institutions that have left an indelible impression on him as an artist during “David Hallberg Presents: Legacy,” to be presented in association with the Youth America Grand Prix, April 17 at 7pm at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, New York City.
Former principal ballet dancer of the Bolshoi Theater, choreography teacher, and merited artist of the Russian Federation, Galina Petrova, died in Moscow last week. She was 101, the press service of the Bolshoi Theater reported in Tass.
Innovative contemporary choreographer and company director Mark Morris and ballet luminary Rudolf Nureyev have been chosen by the National Museum of Dance as the 2015 inductees into its Hall of Fame.
American musicals were rarely performed in France in the past, but have been a huge hit in recent years, reported NPR.
Dancers, aerialists, singers, and actors who entertain guests on some Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ships now have a new venue to hone their skills.
“We are sad to announce the closing of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet,” the company announced on its website. “It has been our honor to work with some of the best dancers and choreographers in the world and we thank all of our valued employees who helped create many inspirational productions over the years.” It was not immediately clear what led to the decision to close.
One hundred years after opening its doors, Peabody Dance welcomes alumni, guest artists, and scholars to Baltimore, Maryland, for its Centennial Celebration during the weekend of March 26 to 29.
CompuDance, a presenter of studio management software for more than 20 years, has added new payment functionalities to its platform that is more comprehensive and makes day-to-day operations easier for users. CompuDance, of Dumont, New Jersey, offers customized payment solutions used by dance, gymnastics, music, and fitness studios to manage . . .
A new Oxygen docu-series, The Prancing Elites Project, tells the story of an African American, gay and gender non-conforming dance team from Mobile, Alabama, that challenges societal norms while overcoming obstacles with passion and wit.
When tap dance choreographer Mark Yonally was performing with a touring circus a few years ago, he would watch the whip artist and the contortionist warm up before shows.
An enterprising student at North Attleborough [MA] Middle School has started a new charity to help other youngsters pursue a common passion: dance.
In preparation for the Mark Morris Dance Group’s upcoming performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Fort Greene troupe is offering free dance lessons where regular Brooklynites can learn some of the moves from the shows themselves.
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage hosts the world premiere screening of American Masters: American Ballet Theatre on Monday, March 23 at 6pm in the Terrace Theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
American Masters: American Ballet Theatre, a feature-length documentary produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns, celebrates ABT’s legacy through rehearsal footage, performances, and interviews with key figures from the company’s rich history.
The 2015–16 season of “Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema,” presented by Pathé Live and BY Experience, will show seven full-length ballets—three prerecorded (so the casts are known) and four shown live or on the day of performance—in some 450 spots across the United States and Canada, reports the New York Times ArtsBeat.
They’re like the light-up shoes of your childhood, the ones that blink and flash, activated by the pressure of your tread—but cooler than that, reports CNET. Orphe, developed by Japanese startup No New Folk Studio and currently seeking Indiegogo backers, is a programmable performance shoe fitted with 100 full-color, serially controlled LEDs, advanced motion sensors, and a Bluetooth module—designed to enhance and become a part of your dance moves.
The nation’s square dancing population has declined by 700,000 over the past 30 years, according to United Square Dancers of America. Lawmakers in 31 states have tried to reverse that trend by making it their official state dance.
So You Think You Can Dance will be bringing two of its alumni on board when it returns this summer for season 12. Travis Wall and Stephen “Twitch” Boss will join the competition dance series as mentors to the top 20 finalists.
For dancers, the smartphone with its slow-motion video recording feature, has become an incredibly useful tool for honing their craft—enabling them to improve their technique, spruce up their audition reel, and isolate aspects of their performance that were once intangible.
Applications are due April 15 for schools and students from the state of Illinois wishing to be considered for the fourth annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards, to be held June 1 at the Broadway Playhouse at Chicago’s Water Tower Place.
Ballet dancers have a tough life: so how about a softer, cuddlier look at the dance life, thanks to Instagram.
California’s Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley successfully overshot its do-or-die fundraising goal over the weekend by almost $100,000, reported the Contra Costa Times.
“Securing a job with a dance company is an intimidating task,” says Ashley Werhun in a column in 4dancer.org, where she admits the journey is filled with uncertainty and “more work than I ever imagined possible.”
The Ballet Source is an online resource for teachers of ballet with students from age 3 through the high school years based on the “Ballet Arts for Young Children” curriculum written and developed by the late Ruth H. Brinkerhoff, former director of the Utah Ballet Academy.
“Ten Tiny Dances,” a Tacoma, Washington, dance event that raises funds for scholarships at Tacoma City Ballet, sets a challenge for choreographers and dancers: to fit expressive movement into short works on a 4-by-4-foot stage set squarely in the middle of an audience.
When Mary Carpenter started work at a small Repetto boutique in New York City in order to get a discount on dancewear, little did she know that that job would guide her to a flourishing career as a professional pointe shoe fitter and, most recently, producer of her own YouTube channel, DancewithmaryNYC, geared to “all things pointe shoes.”
The Choreographers Canvas, a platform for emerging and established choreographers to showcase their work Off-Broadway to industry professionals and the general public, will hold its eighth event April 26 at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center.
Kids are not only the stars of the show, but also the judges, hosts, and backstage workers at DanceKidsUSA, a new competition event from World-Class Talent Experience.
If you keep telling your children that they are special, you may end up with kids that go around acting like they’re better than everybody else, according to a new study reported in Newser.
The 25th annual Dance+ Festival will offer classes in over a dozen different styles of dance and movement for dancers and non-dancers of all ages and levels on March 29 at the National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York.
When he retires at the end of the school year, Monument Mountain Regional High School teacher Dan Gray will be remembered as much for the contributions he made through his dancing shoes as he will be for the lessons he gave in the biology lab.
A special lecture-demonstration at Pacific Northwest Ballet led by legendary choreographer William Forsythe will be streamed live tonight (Wednesday, March 11) on the eve of the first American program devoted entirely to his work.
Before launching into improvisation exercises, Neal asked the group to consider how dance movements can connect with one’s own identity, focusing the event on the ties between individuality and movement.
It is 10am and classical music is playing in the Paraisopolis “favela,” the second-largest shantytown in São Paulo, Brazil. Twenty children have already been practicing for an hour under a stern ballet instructor. The dance class is, in fact, also an effort to fight crime.
Dancers from Trenton, New Jersey’s Garvey school will travel to the West African nation of Ghana this summer to perform at a cultural festival, reports NJ.com.
Will Dance for Kids Project, an organization that raises funds for children’s charities through dance and dance competitions, earned $50,000 for the Utah Food Bank through a weekend competition.
Gray’s Studio, an Amarillo, Texas, photography and video business, will soon offer a video-based social network they hope will tap into the artistic drive that supports thousands of dance studios across the United States.
It’s not often that the lead singer of a heavy metal band that Rolling Stone described as “too brutal for thrash” would provide the score for a ballet, but Lamb of God front man Randy Blythe is defying expectations by contributing music to a friend’s dance project.
Visitors to the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York, can learn about the history of the Argentine tango, view rare footage, and even learn the dance itself through a new exhibition, 125 Years of Tango: A Walk Through the History of the Dance, running through March 2016.
Duncan dancers, teachers, choreographers, and scholars throughout the world are urged to share information about themselves with the Isadora Duncan Archive committee now in the process of producing a digital archive representing the vast legacy of the modern dance pioneer.
Financially troubled Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley has to raise $550,000 by March 14 or face its possible swan song, reported the San Jose Mercury News.
David Hallberg, the American Ballet Theatre principal dancer, is injured and will not perform during the company’s Metropolitan Opera House season, reported the New York Times ArtsBeat.