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 »

Go Inside a Dance Class for the Blind at The Royal Ballet

Increased confidence. Better range of motion. Improved balance. A sense of freedom. Most dancers, including those who are blind or partially sighted, would say that ballet training teaches all of these. Though dance is a highly visual art form, there’s no denying the kinesthetic reward of moving the body. That’s exactly why these students attend the Monday Moves classes,More »

3 Classic Dance Movies Making a Comeback This Month

New Year’s resolutions don’t always have to be difficult or boring. To prove it, we challenge you to take on these two lighthearted resolutions for 2017: Go to more movies. Brush up on your dance history. And we’re making it really easy for you. Thanks to Fathom Events’ upcoming programming of old movie musicals and classic dance films, you can killMore »

Why You’ll Love La La Land

After seeing La La Land last week, one particular moment keeps replaying in my mind. It’s only about two seconds long. Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling, has just enjoyed a flirtatious impromptu dance with Mia, played by Emma Stone. While walking to their cars after a pool party, their conversation turns into a tap routine set against the backdrop ofMore »

#TBT: Watch Vera Ellen and Danny Kaye Dancing in White Christmas

If you’ve had enough dancing snowflakes by now—or are tired of the freezing cold temps—we’ve got the perfect escape for you: There’s nothing snowy about this clip from the 1954 holiday classic White Christmas. In “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” Vera Ellen and Danny Kaye float their way through a lush scene of tropical plants andMore »

Jacob’s Pillow Announces Its 2017 Lineup

It’s only December 14, but this morning we received an early Christmas gift: Jacob’s Pillow Dance announced the programming for its 85th season. After perusing the long list of world premieres, commissions and special engagements, we’ve definitely started filling in our summer dance calendar. Here are some of the highlights we’re looking forward to. Women who lead:More »

The Danciest Moments of Hairspray Live!

Decorating and shopping for presents are old news. Live TV musicals have become the new way to ring in the holiday season. Last night’s production of Hairspray Live! marked NBC’s fourth December musical. (Past years included versions of The Wiz, Peter Pan and The Sound of Music). But the tradition doesn’t stop here. NBC already announced next year’s liveMore »

6 Things Dancers Can Always Be Grateful For

As you gather around the table with friends and family for today’s Thanksgiving meal (or maybe you’re at the theater prepping for a Nutcracker performance), it’s tradition to take stock of what you’re thankful for. Don’t forget about these dancer-specific kernels of gratitude. It’s the little things like these that we often take for granted. 1. When your rehearsal directorMore »

4 Ways to #TreatYourself During Nutcracker Season

For many dancers, Thanksgiving signals the kickoff of Nutcracker performances. But right now—that is, the calm before the magical winter storm—is the perfect time to start planning your survival strategies. Though it’s certainly important to think about how you’ll fuel your body, stay rested and ward off injury and illness, it’s also necessary to build in some fun. Try these four light-hearted ideas to help youMore »