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February 2017 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
-NDEO President Thom Cobb Remembered
-Ballet Companies’ Seasonal Spirit Saves Nutcracker
-Liz Lerman Recognized With ADF Educator Award
-American Tap Company Triumphs Over Travel Woes

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January 2017 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
– New Orleans Youth Dance for Social Change
– Chicago Program Supports Dancemakers
– An Inspired Arrangement
– State of Dance in NYC Worrisome

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December 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ Jacob’s Pillow Four-Season Studio
❱ Gift Leads to Doctoral Program in Dance Education
❱ It’s Good to Be the Ballerina Boss
❱ Hip-Hop Arrives at NYPL

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November 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ BalletBoyz Film Honors WWI Troops
❱ R.I. Company Thinks Big in Small State
❱ She’s the Top: Brenda Bufalino Recognized
❱ Scholarships, Info Available at CNADM College Fair

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October 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ Two Minutes to Better Ballet
❱ New Center for Choreography
❱ Zombies Live in Lexington Halloween Event
❱ Ailey Education Center Expands

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September 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ Dancer Featured in DSL Dies in Bombing
❱ Modern Master Lubovitch Honored by ADF
❱ Live and Print Arts Intersect in Dance Ink
❱ Computer Careers Calling BA Dancers

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August 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ The Smithsonian Embraces Dance
❱ Children Connect Through Dance
❱ Lend an Ear to New Ballet Podcasts
❱ UDMA: Showtime in New England

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July 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:
❱ Bringing Ballet to DC’s Youth
❱ TADA! to Create Dance Credential in California
❱ Recognition for Jones, Rowan

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May-June 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ Training to Teach Special Populations
❱ Defining Jazz Dance
❱ Entrances and Exits

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March-April 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ Collaborative Learning
❱ Tapping Into History
❱ De Vita Hands ABT School Leadership to Harvey
❱ A Merger of Music and Dance

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February 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ A Snapshot of Connecticut Dance History
❱ Art in View at Google Cultural Institute
❱ Artistic Influences
❱ More Than a Showgirl: Fluff LeCoque

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January 2016 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
❱ Celebrating Sono Osato
❱ Opening the Stage to All Ages
❱ U.S.-Based RAD Teacher Training for Pros
❱ The Wooden Floor Shares Its Success

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December 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community.

Lessons and Legacy of West Side Story

Beloved Recital Costumes Dance Anew

Audience Participation and Creation

Protecting a Delicate Past

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November 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community

Julie Kent to Head ABT Summer Programs

John McFall Takes a Bow in Atlanta

Artwork Comes Alive in Toledo

Motion Captured by Lois Greenfield

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October 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community

Warming of U.S.–Cuba Relations Leads to Historic Giselle

Louisville Ballet Benefits From $1 Million Anonymous Gift

Risky Marketing Makeover Yields Big Rewards

I’ll Take That Dance to Go

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September 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community

Ballet in Cleveland Branches Out

Harkness Medical Insight Shared Online

Moving Up

Competition Founder Roland Dupree Dies

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August 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community

Chicago Dancers Help Their Own

Access to Dance for the Disabled

Joffrey Establishes an Endowment

A Ballet Barn Dance

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July 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community

Luigi: A Life of Influence and Inspiration

Renowned Teacher Maggie Black Dies

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May-June 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

Filmmakers Tap Into Inspiration

Dance in Hidden Spaces

Chicago Dance History Project

Erik Bruhn Prize Winners

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March-April 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

The Dance Happy Project

Musical Tribute to Luigi

Shaking It Down in the Subway

Archives Expands Collection

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February 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

Tragedy Averted in iGiselle Video Game

Former Graham Dancer Mary Hinkson Dies

Lamentation for a New Generation

Bigger and Better: Dallas DanceFest

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January 2015 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

Goodbye to Bunny Briggs

Presidential Medal for Ailey

Pillow’s Archive Makes Room for More

ABT Goes to School in California

Stretch Out

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December 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

Capezio Hails Cynthia Gregory

Ailey Board Leader Joan H. Weill Retires

Geoffrey Holder, Man of Many Arts, Dies

Remembering Owen Goldman, Dancer Publisher

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November 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

An Academic Approach to Ballet

Elite Treatment

The Power of Dance

Storm-Battered NYC Artists Show Resilience

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October 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

ABT’s Past Now a National Treasure

Dancing to Encourage Dialogue

Second Princess Grace Award for Hallberg

Preserving the Legacy of Postmodern Dance

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September 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

A Storybook Nutcracker Reaches The End

Accolade for Dancemaker Bill T. Jones

CUNY Answers Call of NYC’s Choreographers

Big Step Up for NYCB Soloist Justin Peck

NEFA Awards to Artists Near $1 Million

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August 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

Dance Competitions: From Stage to Screen

Reveling in the Joy of Revelations

Lessons in Movement

USA IBC Crowns Ballet’s Bright Future

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July 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

Sign Language and Dr. Seuss

17 Studios, 14 States, 12 Days

IADMS Names Bill Evans Honorary Member

Forsythe Joins USC Kaufman School of Dance

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May-June 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

Atlanta’s Own “That Girl”

A Spitball o’ Both Your Houses

Humor Moves to Hubbard Street

Applause for Lerman and Brown

A Fitting Finale

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March-April 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

An Ashton Feast in Florida

From the Page to the Stage

Success in New Mexico: National Dance Institute

ADF Honors Educator Irene Dowd

In Support of Clean Water

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February 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

“Papa” Frank Hatchett Dies

Inspired Art: Pilobolus

A Cause in Colorado

Ballet on the Big Screen

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January 2014 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community:

For the Love of Dance and Photography

Schools Study Educational Benefits of Dance

Applause Continues for Tharp and Baryshnikov

Contemporary Tour of China

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December 2013 | FYI

Last month’s Dance Studio Life readers were treated to a stunning cover shot of a Cirque de la Symphonie performer, soaring high alongside a billowing red sail of fabric—only one of the many times DSL has featured the work of Atlanta-based dance photographer Richard Calmes.

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November 2013 | FYI

Dancers wedged in stairwells against peeling concrete, skipping over a bone-dry lakebed, or crouching spiderlike on a deserted city street. In photographer Weiferd Watts’ world, drama was a dancer in an untraditional setting—no costume or stage lights, just body and movement, shape and air.

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October 2013 | FYI

  What’s up in the dance community Old Pointe Shoes Find New Life When Cary Ballet Conservatory dancers need a bit of artistic inspiration, all they have to do is look up. Hanging in the North Carolina school’s foyer is a mobile made of 164 pointe shoes. “It’s such a beautiful piece, like a jeweled…

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September 2013 | FYI

It could have been “folly,” indeed. The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, a Southern California troupe that produces lavish variety shows starring shapely showgirls and Rockettes-worthy dancers, opened in 1992 to doubts and derision. For beneath all those feathers and sequins was a cast that ranged in age from their mid-50s to mid-80s. “Who wants to pay to see old ladies’ legs?” one reporter was heard to say.

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August 2013 | FYI

Studio dancers and teachers everywhere owe a debt of gratitude to Taffy Epstein, who based her costume company and line of coast-to-coast dance retail stores on the then-radical ideas of style, quality, and convenience. She died June 10 at age 92.

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July 2013 | FYI

Maria Tallchief danced in the early days of American ballet, soaring like the Firebird she so vividly portrayed and setting a standard of magnificence for subsequent New York City Ballet ballerinas to follow.

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May-June 2013 | FYI

Harold “Matt” Mattox, a dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and the creator of a jazz dance technique that synthesized ballet, jazz, modern dance, and tap into a singular movement style, died February 18 at age 91 in Perpignan, France.

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March-April 2013 | FYI What’s up in the dance community

“It was a good fit.” And with that pun, Sarah Hall Weaver described the impetus behind a public art and fund-raising project by the National Museum of Dance—24 five-foot-tall pointe shoes, decorated by area artists and sponsored by local businesses, scattered about the tourism town of Saratoga Springs, New York.

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February 2013 | FYI

“She was a shining example of dedication and passion for our art,” Rhee Gold said about Mignon Furman, a longtime Dance Studio Life contributor and DanceLife Teacher Conference faculty member who died December 4.

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