We’re Celebrating National Puppy Day with These Dancers’ Dogs

If you need some extra motivation to make it through the end of the week, take comfort in knowing that today is perhaps the best of unofficial holidays: It’s National Puppy Day. For your viewing pleasure (and daily dose of cuteness), we present a few of the impossibly adorable dogs whose parents are professional dancers. 1. Meet Frida Kahlo, theMore »

How to Save the NEA

Since January, we’ve been tracking the possibility that the U.S. government may reduce funding for or completely eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts from the federal budget. Earlier today, President Trump released the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year, and needless to say, we’re feeling frustrated. The drafted budget cuts the NEA, along withMore »

How to Attract Fans of “The Office” to the Ballet

To promote its revival of Stanton Welch’s Cinderella, Houston Ballet recently posted a short video on social media. It wasn’t the regular teaser of expertly edited performance footage, but instead a parody on the hit show “The Office.” While ballet and comedy may seem to be unlikely partners, this works. Trust us; we laughed more than a few times. CheckMore »

Hey, Mainstream Media. Here’s the Right Way to Feature Dance.

At this point, I don’t think we can bear to see another botched ballet video. How many times do non-dancers have to don pointe shoes or a leotard and prance around for popular outlets like Vogue Spain and Vanity Fair? (No, Kendall Jenner, we don’t think you’re owning those pointe shoes. And Elle Fanning? We don’t want you to showMore »

Lumberjacks, Beavers and Raccoons: Inside NBoC’s New Pinocchio

What makes a ballet truly Canadian? Sprinkle in a some lumberjacks, says Will Tuckett. That’s just one of the many details we’re loving about the brand-new production of Pinocchio that the British choreographer is creating at the National Ballet of Canada. Though it doesn’t open until March 11, the company has offered several glimpses into the creative process with an ongoing video series.More »

Watch Tapper Sarah Reich’s Latest Collab With Postmodern Jukebox

What’s one way to drum up interest in tap dancing? Team up with an uber-popular band whose YouTube channel racks up views by the millions, and whose videos are no stranger to Facebook feeds of many non-dancers. That’s just what tapper Sarah Reich did for her latest collaboration with Postmodern Jukebox. The band has made a nameMore »

Live From Your Laptop: Crystal Pite and The Royal Ballet

Across the pond in London, dancers at The Royal Ballet are busy gearing up for an exciting new debut. For the first time ever, edgy and theatrical contemporary choreographer Crystal Pite is creating a work on the company. (This season, she’s become even more of an “it girl,” gaining ground in the ballet world with a premiere at the ParisMore »

Intern at Dance Magazine This Summer!

If you’ve ever wondered how the pages of Dance Magazine come together, now’s your chance to find out. Dance Magazine is seeking an editorial intern who’s equally passionate about dance and writing. Now through February 17, we are accepting applications for a summer intern to assist our staff onsite in New York City from June to August. The internshipMore »