Hundreds of Studio Dancers Heat up Disney During Frozen Performances

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.

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Learn How to ‘Seize the Day’ with Choreography Tutorial led by Broadway’s Newsies

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 . . .

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Dancing Wheels’ Show, Documentary, Retells Dumbo Story as an Anti-Bullying Saga

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.

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‘Step in Time’ Choreographer, Marc Breaux, Dies at Age 89

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.

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Youth Arts and Education Organization, The Wooden Floor, Prepares for January 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.

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Dancer Explains the Ebbs and Flows of Life as a Cruise Ship Performer

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.

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Risks and Rewards of Broadway Revealed in CNBC Exclusive

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.

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Lion King Cast Members Look Back on Fifteen Years in the Disney Hit

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.

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Extra! Newsies Twins a Broadway Rarity

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.

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Disney’s Second Edition of Dance Off Contest Underway

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.

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Dancing at Disney

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.

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