“Be strong, be brave, and be yourself” is the motto of the Foster-Schmidt Dance Company of Roswell, Georgia, and it’s particularly fitting for this troupe of nine Down syndrome dancers who will perform at Disney World in June for the first time.
More than 300 dancers from 40 studios across the country, including dancers from Kick Dance Studios of Rumson and Fair Haven, New Jersey, recently performed in Disney Parks “Frozen” Christmas Celebration, which was taped December 4 to 8 and will air December 25 at 10am EST on ABC.
As part of the “Get Up and Go” program that encourages kids to lead healthier lifestyles, choreographer Christopher Gattelli and the Broadway cast from Disney’s Newsies have released an online dance tutorial that takes kids step-by-step through the famous “newspaper-shredding” section of the show’s “Seize the Day” production number. “Get . . .
The New York Times ArtsBeat blog reports that the hit Broadway musical Newsies will close on August 24 after two-and-a-half years of performances, Disney Theatrical Productions announced on Sunday.
In the Disney animated film Dumbo, peers tease the young elephant because of his unusually large ears, but he learns to overcome his body issues, bests the bullies who have tormented him and in the end becomes a hero to all.
When Dick Van Dyke got the role of Bert in the 1964 movie musical Mary Poppins, Walt Disney asked him if he had a recommendation for a choreographer. Van Dyke recalled working with the team of Marc Breaux and Dee Dee Wood, who had created a number for the Jack Benny television show.
The Wooden Floor, an arts-for-youth organization that partners ground-breaking choreographers with low-income youth in Southern California, will present three contemporary dance works January 17 and 18, 2014, 8:30pm, at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) at Walt Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
Ever think about touring the world by performing aboard a cruise ship? Dancer Marcus Jackson, a five-year veteran cruise ship performer with Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Line, shares the inside scoop an interview with Kate Fox in Nohoartsdistrict.com.
Broadway—it’s a world filled with big gambles, terrible odds, and elusive jackpots. CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo pulls back the curtain on Broadway, revealing the all-or-nothing business arena where investors can make a killing or lose it all, in Betting Big on Broadway.
Camille N. Brown is a supple dancer who hails from California. Lindiwe Dlamini is a singer from South Africa. They would seem to have little in common. Except they do: both have spent the last 15 years in the ensemble of The Lion King on Broadway.
When Miley Cyrus struts, spins, and swivels around her concert stage, it was Boston-born choreographer Nancy O’Meara who helped her hone those moves.
The Gold School director Rennie Gold remembers his reaction when the Broadway production of Newsies made his dance students David and Jacob Guzman an offer—one role for only one twin. “I said, ‘Boys, you do realize you’re going to have to be separated at some point in your life,” he told Dance Studio Life.
Seen the high-energy dancing of Disney’s NEWSIES and thought—that could be me? Well, now is your chance to show Disney casting agents you are ready to step forward and “Seize the Day.”
Disney Channel’s popular dance competition Make Your Mark: Shake It Up Dance Off has returned and is looking for kids ages 8 to 16 who want to show off their best moves for the chance to appear in an episode of the top-rated series Shake It Up.
The search is on for Disney Performing Arts (formerly Magic Music Days) alumni who have achieved success in the performing arts or related careers.
Most dance school owners are always looking for new ways to showcase their dancers. Performing at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, or Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, California, is a popular choice. Disney Magic Music Days, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2010, has hosted more than 2 million international guest dance, instrumental, and choral performers at their parks worldwide.