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This College Wide Receiver Is Majoring in…Dance

Rogers at the barre You hear stories of professional football players who study dance—or you at least hear us talk about how dance and sports need not be thought of as polar opposites—but seeing it with your own eyes is still pretty special. Meet West Virginia University’s Ricky Rogers, a wide rece...

Jacob's Pillow Introduces New Social Dances Program

Durden, in yellow, leading a hip-hop master class for Jacob's Pillow students Jacob's Pillow, one of the oldest and most selective summer training centers for pre-professional students, has added a new program—Social Dances: Jazz to Hip Hop. This program joins the contemporary, ballet and musical t...

The Heart of Texas Tap

Third Coast Rhythm Project celebrates National Tap Dance Day and fosters the Texas tap community. Third Coast’s 2014 Tap Fest faculty (from left):Sarah Savelli, Dianne Walker, Max Pollak, Lisa La Touche, Martin “Tre” Dumas and Derick K. Grant. San Antonians can get their fill of tap this month when...

On Thin Ice: Jody Sperling Choreographs Work in Hopes to Draw Attention to Climate Change

In 2014, Jody Sperling became the first choreographer to conduct research on a U.S. Coast Guard science expedition to the Arctic Ocean. She's now making a 30-minute work that she hopes will call attention to the impact of climate change.In the award-winning video “Ice Floe," we first see Jody Sperli...

Ripple Effect

Andanza’s impact is felt throughout Puerto Rico. Last November, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the Bronx welcomed Andanza, a Puerto Rico–based contemporary dance company. The performance marked the group’s New York debut and displayed Andanza’s range of influences, from modern dance to...

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Making Space for Dance: Gibney Dance Is Now One of NYC's Largest Dance Centers

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Watch Peter Boal Trash-Talk as Pacific Northwest Ballet Makes Good on Their Super Bowl Bet with Boston

And you thought you’d never see ballet to Celtic punk music... PNB artistic director Peter Boal As we’ve discussed, one of the things we enjoy most about Super Bowl Sunday is watching the teams’ hometown dance companies get in on the competition. This year, before the Seattle Seahawks and the New E...

Keeping the Past Alive

Preserving ancient Sri Lankan dance in a traditional Western studio Students of Asanga Domask perform a traditional Kandyan dance, thuraga vannama. Young dancers file into the CityDance studio in Bethesda, Maryland, and raise their palms to their foreheads, lower them to their chests, gesture out t...

Honors and Awards

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation honors former American Ballet Theatre principal Cynthia Gregory as the 63rd winner of Gregory, left, with NBT dancers the Capezio Dance Award. The leggy ballerina (six feet tall on pointe and nicknamed “The Body” during her time at ABT) danced in more th...

The Royal Ballet’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Coming to a Theater Near You!

Sarah Lamb (right) and Jonathan Howells in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Already tired of The Nutcracker nuttiness? Give yourself a break while still feeding your ballet brain by trekking to the movie theater on Tuesday, December 16. Fathom Events will screen Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adven...

News Flashes

Kansas City Ballet has a new school director. Grace Holmes, a former dance professor at University of Texas at Austin, now leads the Kansas City Youth Ballet (KCB's teen performance ensemble), the studio division, summer programs and KCB's new trainee program, which introduces recent graduates to ...

Lomax Dance Films to Be Digitized

The dance films of Alan Lomax (pictured on the right, at bottom) are archived at the Library of Congress. University of Maryland dance professor Karen Bradley received $25,000 from the Future of Information Alliance and the Robert F. Deutsch Foundation to explore the use of a collection of dance fi...

Ballet Isn't Dying, After All

The author of Apollo's Angels has founded the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts. When Jennifer Homans published Apollo’s Angels in 2010, she didn’t sound too hopeful about the future of ballet. “Ballet is dying,” she wrote in the book’s final pages, convinced that the artform had become too elite,...

Misty Copeland Mentors Young Dancers in New TV Show

Copeland with Brooklyn Mack (She will make her U.S. debut as Odette/Odile in 2015 in The Washington Ballet's Swan Lake.) As many artists know, being a great dancer does not necessarily make you a great teacher. No matter your talent, it takes dedication and practice to become an effective educator....

Joffrey Ballet School and Complexions Partner for New Competition

Complexions' Kelly Marsh IV in Rhoden's Rise The newest addition to the dance competition industry is The Élite Dance Tournament. Joffrey Ballet School and Complexions Contemporary Ballet have partnered to award more than $180,000 in cash prizes and scholarships, an apprenticeship with Complexions ...

Big Ballroom Takes Ohio

Tony Meredith, on the June 2008 cover of DT with his partner, Melanie LaPatin. Heads up, ballroom fans! The largest pro/am ballroom competition in the world is happening next week. For the 37th year, dancers of all ages and experience levels will take the floor at the Ohio Star Ball in Columbus to ...