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Dance Competition & Convention Guide!

Dance Competition & Convention Guide!

Dance competition and convention season is starting! Where will you dance? Dance Informa has compiled a guide of the hottest dance competitions and conventions this season. Book your place! Dance Informa’s Competition and Convention Guide can help you plan your dance season. These competitions, conventions and dance intensives provide great opportunities to learn, compete, grow […]

Jon Rua is making his own rules

Jon Rua is making his own rules

By  Stephanie Wolf and Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Jon Rua is a notable quadruple threat. He acts, sings, dances and choreographs; and is getting noticed in all four disciplines. Rua debuted his work Stuck – which uses hip-hop-based movement to explore what it means to feel mentally or physically stuck in life and how one can face that experience– […]

Boston native Anthony Pina on dancing in Spain

Boston native Anthony Pina on dancing in Spain

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. After graduating from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre in 2005, Boston native Anthony Pina danced for six seasons with the Alberta Ballet in Canada. Now he is dancing with Compañia Nacional de Danza in Spain, a 43-member dance company directed by José Carlos Martínez. Here […]

Shaping Sound launches its 2nd North American Tour

Shaping Sound launches its 2nd North American Tour

08 October 2014

The young company expands and looks to the future. By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. After an explosive first national tour traveling to more than a dozen cities, the Los Angeles-based dance company Shaping Sound returns for an even bigger and better North American tour. Marketed as “commercial dance unplugged,” the company is backed by […]

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New Susan Stroman musical – ‘Little Dancer’

New Susan Stroman musical – ‘Little Dancer’

08 October 2014

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. Her stance is a lax fourth position — hands clasped behind her back and chin jutting forward. She is perhaps one of the most famous dancers of all time, but her name and identity is often outshined by the man that made her image eternal. The dancer is Marie […]

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Back to Dance Essentials

Back to Dance Essentials

08 October 2014

Great products and studio solutions to start your dance year off right! Check out Dance Informa’s Back to School Guide featuring the latest in dancewear, studio management tools, cosmetics, backdrops, barres and equipment, teaching resources and more. Get back to the studio with a fresh look, ideas and resources and make this dance year your […]

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10 Celebrities Who Can Dance

10 Celebrities Who Can Dance

08 October 2014

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. These celebrities have found their stardom on the big screen and radio airwaves. But before they were famous, these actors and singers spent a lot of time in the dance studio. Hugh Jackman It’s no longer a surprise that Australian actor Hugh Jackman is a great dancer. While he […]

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Dance is a Sport: An Interview with Knicks City Dancer Chelsea Simone

Dance is a Sport: An Interview with Knicks City Dancer Chelsea Simone

08 October 2014

By Mary Callahan of Dance Informa. Few dancers would refute the belief that dance is not only an art, but also a sport.  And thanks to Misty Copeland’s new campaign for Under Armour, naysayers are swallowing their words, too.  Nevertheless, the connection between fitness and dance is still pretty cloudy—How can dancers negotiate their personal health […]

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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at 46 years returns to The Joyce

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at 46 years returns to The Joyce

08 October 2014

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. “If one is there to create, then that is the bottom line. Determination to create again is what sustains the company more than anything else. It is the reason you do what you do,” says internationally renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch. Founded in 1968, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company has created over 100 […]

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Budding, Not Yet Blooming: Brendan Drake Choreography

Budding, Not Yet Blooming: Brendan Drake Choreography

08 October 2014

By Tara Sheena of Dance Informa. Brendan Drake has been making work in NYC since 2009 under the moniker Brendan Drake Choreography. Though choreographing is always a place where he’s always felt at home, making dances really peaked his interest because it meant he could be creative on his own terms. He is spunky yet serious, […]

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6 Tips to Help Your Dancer’s Dreams Come True

6 Tips to Help Your Dancer’s Dreams Come True

08 October 2014

By Paul Henderson. I’ve had a few names in my lifetime.  I was named Paul when I was born.  When I married a dancer 16 years ago who now owns 10 dance studios in California, my name became “Tiffany’s Husband”. I’ve recently had a new name change.  Husbands of studio owners can probably guess why […]

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American Dance Machine for the 21st Century

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century

08 October 2014

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. This November, The Joyce Theater in New York will host the debut performance of American Dance Machine for the 21st Century. A reimagining of Lee Becker Theodore’s American Dance Machine, which existed from 1976-1987, ADM21 carries on the mission of preserving iconic musical theater choreography. Officially founded in 2012 […]

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Open Call Recognizes 2014 Nationals Winners

Open Call Recognizes 2014 Nationals Winners

08 October 2014

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Open Call Competition is one that aims to fuel dancers’ love of performing, not just competing. The people behind this dance competition, which only had its second season this July, believe so much in fostering performance experience for today’s young dancers that the competition’s prizes themselves are further […]

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