NJ Tap Dance Ensemble Founder Deborah Mitchell Honored at Tapology Weekend

Tapology’s annual Dance Festival for Youth, a three-day event featuring dance workshops for youth and adults, a tap competition, historical presentation, honorary luncheon, and concert, is set for October 25 to 28 at the Flint Institute of Music’s Cultural Center Campus, 1025 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan.

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Tappers Overtake NYC in Annual Tap City Festival

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF) presents Tap City, the annual tap dance festival, running July 7 to 13 in New York City with hundreds of master classes and courses with internationally renowned teachers; expansive adult, pre-professional, teen, and youth training programs; awards and performances; and city-wide events.

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Free, Discounted Classes Featured in Annual NYC Dance Week Festival

NYC Dance Week, an annual, 10-day festival that advocates dance conditioning and wellness, will offer more than 100 free and discounted dance, fitness, and wellness classes, starting today (June 21).

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A Dance Lover’s Delight: 200 Free Events Planned at Jacob’s Pillow

This summer’s 80th anniversary season of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival offers more than 200 free performances, talks, exhibits, and community events from mid-June through August 26 at the Becket, Massachusetts landmark.

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Astoria Gears Up for First Dance Festival Sponsored by Undertoe

Undertoe Dance Project of Astoria, New York, has planned the first Astoria Dance Festival for June 24 from 2 to 6pm at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, Astoria.

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Jacob’s Pillow Considers Dance’s Past and Future During 80th Season

Tickets for the Jacob’s Pillow 80th Anniversary Festival, an international celebration of dance, music, the visual arts, and culture beginning June 16 with the Season Opening Gala and continuing through August 26, are now on sale.

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Ballet Yuma Brings ‘Vicissitude’ to RDA’s Montreal Event

Ballet Yuma dancers will be the sole representatives from Arizona at Regional Dance America’s National Festival, to be held May 1 to 5 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Heads Into 35th Season

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 35th anniversary season will include premieres and audience favorites back by popular demand, the second annual danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, tours of both the West and East Coasts, and innovative collaborations with cultural partners in Chicago and around the country.

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Teacher, Performer Applications Now Being Accepted for 2012 Mass Dance Festival

The 2012 Massachusetts Dance Festival is now accepting applications from performing companies, teachers, and retailers and event promoters.

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Hip-Hop Artist Teresa Espinosa Special Guest at Dance Planet 16

Dance Planet 16, a free community-based dance festival featuring two days of classes and performances, is scheduled for March 31 to April 1 at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Dallas, Texas.

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Young Dancers From Across the Globe Connect at Dance Excellence

The 21st edition of Dance Excellence, an international festival for young dancers, has been scheduled for April 1 to 7, 2012, in Los Angeles, California.

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Massachusetts, RI Dance Educators Join Forces in January Festival

Dance Alliance of Rhode Island and the Massachusetts Dance Education Organization are joining forces to provide a festival of dance for teachers and students on January 8 at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

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Dancers Of all Ages Gather in Columbia for First-Ever S.C. Dance Festival

Professional and pre-professional dance companies and dance students of all ages will gather October 7 to 9 for the inaugural South Carolina Festival of Dance in Columbia.

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Rarely Seen Work by Mary Anthony at Philly’s Fringe Festival

Gwendolyn Bye’s Philadelphia-based Dancefusion will present a performance of Mary Anthony’s Threnody at this year’s Fringe Festival in Philadelphia.

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Dance Festival Next Month in Anaheim

A gala performance, dance workshops, and a dance photo exhibition are among the attractions planned at the 2011 Anaheim International Dance Festival from August 12 to 14 in Anaheim, California. The festival will be presented by Anaheim Ballet and Chapman University, in association with Youth America Grand Prix.

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Largest Annual Outdoor Dance Series Starts July 7

Chicago SummerDance, the largest annual outdoor dance series in the U.S., returns July 7 to September 18 with dance lessons and live music and dancing.

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Bill T. Jones and Garth Fagan Share Thoughts on Dance

A special evening discussion with award-winning choreographers Garth Fagan and Bill T. Jones will highlight the Nazareth College Arts Center’s 2011 Dance Festival.

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Ladies Take Center Stage at NYC Hip-Hop Festival

Peridance Capezio Center’s seventh annual Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival will put the focus on women and their relationship with hip-hop culture through three days of classes in “old skool” hip-hop, house, waacking, popping, locking, and more.

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African Caribbean Dance Traditions Featured in Festival

Drumming and dance workshops will be featured at the 14th Annual Florida African Dance Festival (FADF) scheduled for June 9 to 11 at Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, Florida.

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Health Benefits of Dance Celebrated in NYC National Dance Week

National Dance Week-NYC will again collaborate with noted studios in New York City to present this year’s annual 10-day festival of free dance and fitness classes, June 17 to 26.

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International Dancers Flock to Florida for Festival

Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, under the direction of Vladimir Issaev, welcomes 60 dancers from Germany, Poland, Denmark, Mexico, Peru, and Japan, plus 40 local dancers, to the 8th International Young Dancers Festival, this May.

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CHRP Plans a Summer Program of Tap Education for All Ages

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) will present its 21st Annual Rhythm World, the oldest and most comprehensive festival of American tap and contemporary percussive art in the world, July 25 to August 7 in downtown Chicago.

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Dance Parade New York Brings Its Groove to the Streets of NYC

More than 200 dance groups representing over 70 styles of dance from classical to comical, ethnic to eccentric, are expected to participate in the fifth annual Dance Parade New York and Festival, kicking off May 21 at 1pm.

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Three-Day Bollywood Festival Brings Color and Dance to San Diego

Bollywood America, a non-for-profit organization with the mission of education, fine arts awareness, and community outreach, is sponsoring a three-day South Asian Festival in San Diego.

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Best of Modern Dance Finds its Way to North Carolina This Summer

The American Dance Festival (ADF), encouraging the creation of new and innovative modern works while also preserving modern dance heritage through the continued presentation of timeless dance classics, will present Something New, Something Treasured from June 9 to July 23 in Durham, North Carolina.

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Millepied Is Honorary Co-Chair of Jacob’s Pillow Opening Gala

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2011 will officially commence with a star-studded Season Opening Gala performance and celebration on June 18 at 6pm at Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts.

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Workshops, Gala Performance Highlight Children’s Dance Festival

The 19th annual Children’s Dance Festival, an opportunity for dancers ages 6 to 18 to attend workshops in a variety of dance styles and perform in a gala, will be held May 1 from noon to 6pm at Brookline High School, 66 Tappan Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.

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Contemporary Dance Companies Highlight Bates Summer Festival

The Bates Dance Festival has announced its 29th season of public events, taking place July 1 through Aug. 13 on the Bates College campus, Lewiston, Maine.

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Dance Planet Invites North Dallas Community to Free Classes, Performances

Dance Council of North Texas presents Dance Planet 15, a festival of free classes, workshops, and performances, April 16 and 17 at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, Texas.

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Summer Internships Available at Jacob’s Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the longest-running international dance festival in the United States, is accepting applications for its 2011 Summer Intern Program through March 3.

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Scandinavian Dance Kicks off Bard SummerScape Festival

Scandinavia’s rich cultural heritage, and the question of artistic conservatism in the modernist age, will be explored at the eighth annual Bard SummerScape festival, which once again features a sumptuous tapestry of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret.

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Bates College Summer Festival Offers Educational Programs

Each summer, the Bates Dance Festival at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, brings together an international community of choreographers, performers, educators, and students in a cooperative community to study, perform, and create new work.

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Dance Place Showcases DC-Area Youth Performing Groups

Dance Place collaborates with several local dance organizations to present the Youth Dance Festival, an evening showcasing the next generation of artistic excellence, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. and March 20 at 4:00 p.m.

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Three Weekends of Events in Black Choreographers Festival

The Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now, which strives to serve the community through providing a forum to increase the visibility of African American dance, will be running the last three weekends in February in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Dance Community Welcomes New Choreographers at BAX

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange welcomes a new group of dancers and choreographers into New York City’s dance community with a two-day showcase, the Upstart Festival, curated by choreographer Shannon Hummel, founder/director of Cora Dance, and Marya Warshaw, founding and executive director of BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

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24th ‘Jazz on Tap’ Festival Sounds Off March 4-6

The 24th annual “Jazz on Tap” (the metro Atlanta Jazz and Tap Dance Festival) will showcase 800 dancers in four performances, plus workshop classes taught by master teachers from across the U.S., this March 4 to 6 in Marietta, Georgia.

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Workshops Galore at Massachusetts Dance Festival

A full roster of workshop offerings has been announced for the Massachusetts Dance Festival on the last two weekends in August. Each workshop will be held on the designated day on both weekends, August 21-22 in Boston and August 28-29 in Amherst.

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Free Tap Events at Jacob’s Pillow

Jacob’s Pillow has free, open-to-the-public tap-related events, from performances to book signings, scheduled for this year’s annual dance festival in Becket, Massachusetts.

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Sharpen Your Jazz Skills in Costa Rica

Jazz Dance Fest 2010 will be held for dancers, teachers, and parents from June 24 to 27 at the Marriott Resort & Spa at Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

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