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FYI | Opportunities Expand With Jacob’s Pillow Five-Year Plan

Jacob’s Pillow recently announced a five-year plan that will transform the famed summertime dance festival in Becket, Massachusetts, into a year-round center for dance creation. That’s good news for the established professional companies and emerging artists who have long benefitted from the exposure and support the festival provides. But the strategic plan, dubbed Vision ’22,…

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FYI | Free Dance Offerings in August

Free Dance Offerings in August Got dance withdrawal? Here are three great dance events happening in August—and they’re free! New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival, the annual Battery Dance Festival, is set for 7 to 9 p.m. August 13 through 18 at the Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Manhattan’s Battery Park City.…

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July 2017 | FYI | NYCB’s Woetzel Named New Julliard President

NYCB’s Woetzel Named New Juilliard President While The Juilliard School’s Dance Division is often considered the pinnacle of higher-ed dance training, a dancer has never held the school’s top job. As of next summer, that will no longer be the case. Juilliard announced in May that former New York City Ballet dancer Damian Woetzel will…

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July 2017 | FYI | Ballet Dancer Creates No-Judgment Company

Ballet Dancer Creates No-Judgment Company Professional dancer Briana Selstad Bosch was fed up with her friends and colleagues being made to feel that they didn’t measure up to ballet’s established physical aesthetic, so she recently founded a company where everyone fits. Ballet5280—named for the elevation of her company’s Denver, Colorado hometown—presented its first concert performance…

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July 2017 | FYI | Chuck Davis, African Dance Enthusiast, Dies

A passionate proponent of African dance, Charles “Baba Chuck” Davis, died May 14 in Durham, North Carolina, where he had taught with the American Dance Festival for decades, and founded the African American Dance Ensemble in 1983. He was 80. The New York Times said Davis “considered dance an agent of social change,” and shared…

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July 2017 | FYI | Teacher-Friendly Master Tap Program Launches

Teacher-Friendly Master Tap Program Launches Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Rhythm World festival has long been a fount of tap knowledge for dancers. This year, teachers will get lessons designed just for them through the festival’s new Teacher Certification program, which runs July 17 to 20 at the American Rhythm Center in Chicago. Maurice Hines, Lane…

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May-June 2017 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
-Celebrating Blacks in Ballet
-Training Tomorrow’s Accompanists
-Study Focuses on the Art of Attracting Audiences
-Postmodern Groundbreaker Trisha Brown Dies

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March-April 2017 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
-Educator-Founded Festivals Focus on Community, Artistry
-Martha Swope, Noted Theater and Dance Photog, Dies
-Son’s Dancing Inspires Mom to Open All-Abilities Studio

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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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