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Alignment: Love Your Legs

Last time, contributor, Laurel Foley helped us take a trip around the torso. This post covers leg alignment basics to help you improve technique, dance more efficiently and prevent injury.

Join us for World Ballet Day LIVE!

We are thrilled to announce that The Australian Ballet will be joining four of the world’s premier ballet companies in a new online initiative for World Ballet Day on Wednesday 1st October. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, … Continue reading ?

YoungArts Awareness Day – #KeepArtsAlive

Today, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, is celebrating YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to help “keep arts alive.” … Continue reading ?

Collaborations: On a Grass Field & vacating W 75 with style

Give dancers a little time off and they will frequently make productive use of it by – dancing, often in unique collaborations and in unorthodox places. On Saturday, September 20th, the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City will...

It's all happening in Monterrey and Indianapolis

The 2014-2015 Indianapolis City Ballet's Master Class sessions are in full swing, but there's plenty of time to sign up and get yourselves to Indy for a unique opportunity. These classes are always on Sunday and are taught by a...

Artistic Director Ashley Wheater on Stories in Motion

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Joffrey Artistic Director Ashley Wheater discusses the Stories in Motion program: why he chose to focus on storytelling, why he chose these three particular ballets, and what goes in to getting them on the stage. Wheater will be performing the role of Father in George Balanchine's Prodigal Son, September 18-21. Show More Summary

DANCING JOHN NEUMEIER’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

By Kalyn Oden, PR Intern Fairies, lovers, donkeys and a love spell gone completely wrong…Houston Ballet begins its 2014-15 season with the company premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, choreographed by John Neumeier  and inspired by William Shakespeare’s famous comedy, from September 4 – 14 at Wortham Theater Center. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; Artists of […]

WTC PAC

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

The development of the new $400 million 1,000 seat Performing Arts Center (PAC) at the World Trade Center site has hit another snag that might actually be an indication that it's moving in the right direction. The People-in-Charge (PIC-of-the-PAC) just...

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2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

It's totally true. As we reported on the blog on August 30th, Frederick Wiseman is indeed working on a ballet based on Titicut Follies, his 1967 documentary about the conditions at the Bridgewater State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. His...

Dance and Weight Training: A Perfect Pas de deux?

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Weight training. Doesn't exactly fit into the ballerina image does it? But dancers could benefit from adding it to their fitness routine. Lauren addresses why and the common concerns dancers have about doing so.

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