A.C.E. Awards This Weekend

posted Friday, Aug 01

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Misty Copeland's New Under Armour Ad

posted Thursday, Jul 31

It's getting harder and harder these days to turn on the tv, flip open a magazine or even browse the internet without bumping into Misty Copeland. And I love it. The American Ballet Theatre soloist has become ballet's unofficial ambassador everywhere from "So You Think You Can Dance" to Dr. Pepper… Read More >

 

Be Sharper in Morning Class

posted Wednesday, Jul 30

Having trouble nailing petit allégro during morning company class? Try sleeping with your blinds open. 

Why? A recent study from University College London found that participants were more alert after they were exposed to light during the last 30 minutes of a sleep cycle. On… Read More >

 

Vail Kicks Off

posted Tuesday, Jul 29

The Vail International Dance Festival began its 25th year this weekend, running through August 9. Each year, director Damian Woetzel curates programs that, for lack of a better description, bring the coolest stars of dance together. Read More >

 

Ballet-Scented Perfume?

posted Friday, Jul 25

Quick quiz—what does ballet smell like? Perfume house Penhaligon's London has tried to bottle it in their scent Iris Prima. In a promotional video, dancers from English National Ballet describe what they think of as the aroma of balle… Read More >

 

President Obama Honors Bill T.

posted Thursday, Jul 24

Bill T. Jones has a new honor to add to his collection: A 2013 National Medal of Arts. President Barack Obama will present the award to Jones and this year’s 11 other recipients in a ceremony at the White… Read More >

 

Pennsylvania Ballet Names Angel Corella New Artistic Director

posted Wednesday, Jul 23

Last night, Pennsylvania Ballet revealed its search for a new artistic director was over. Starting in September, Angel Corella, will fill the slot. He'll replace longtime artistic director, Roy Kaiser, who announced his plans to step down back in April.

 

When it comes to name… Read More >

 

Saturday Is National Dance Day

posted Tuesday, Jul 22

Clear your Saturday if you haven't already. National Dance Day, founded by Nigel Lythgoe and the Dizzy Feet Foundation in 2010, is being celebrated on July 26. The main events are in New York, L.A. and Washington DC with tons of offerings, from classes to performances, that really show off dan… Read More >

 

Dance School Diaries

posted Friday, Jul 18

It's official: dance movies, documentaries, TV shows and web-series are everywhere. The latest to join the likes of city.ballet. and Strictly Ballet … Read More >

 

Don't Underestimate Pilobolus

posted Thursday, Jul 17

Pilobolus sometimes gets a bad rap in the modern dance world. People like to complain that “they’ve sold out,” or “they’re just a bunch of tricks.”

 

But watching the company’s opening night at The Joyce Theater this week, I couldn't h… Read More >

 

Stress Less

posted Wednesday, Jul 16

This week, NPR is rolling out a series of stories related to stress, tackling topics like how it affects our emotions, our sleeping patterns, what we eat and how we work. According to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood … Read More >

 

Christopher Walken to Join NBC's "Peter Pan Live"

posted Tuesday, Jul 15

Last year, NBC aired its "Sound of Music Live" program, starring Carrie Underwood, to mixed reviews. Though the viewership numbers were incredible—18.5 million people tuned into the broadcast, with final rerun an… Read More >

 

Fashion for Your Friday

posted Friday, Jul 11

Good news for all of you dancing fashionistas: Net-A-Porter, the luxury-brand online retailer, launched Net-A-Sporter this week. Consider it your online go-to spot for al… Read More >

 

Broadway Sneak Peek on SYTYCD

posted Thursday, Jul 10

Sometimes, my favorite part of "So You Think You Can Dance" isn't the duets or the dance-for-your-life solos, but the group numbers, where all the competitors team up to perform together. Last night was one of those episodes, when all 20 finalists presented "New York, New York" from On the Tow… Read More >

 

Sleep Better Tonight, Dance Better Tomorrow

posted Wednesday, Jul 09

A rough night's sleep can easily translate into a tough, sluggish day at the studio. And new research from Tel Aviv University's School of Psychological Sciences confirmed that interrupted sleep can be as detrimental as getting no more than four hours of continuous sleep.

 

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First Look: Lil Buck with Katie Couric

posted Tuesday, Jul 08

Lil Buck is on a roll. His mix of high and low art has made him the media darling of the moment, and whether you're a Fox News watcher, a Read More >

 

Paris Opéra's Nicolas Le Riche Farewell to Be Live Streamed

posted Tuesday, Jul 08

The Paris Opéra Ballet will say goodbye to one of its most beloved étoiles tomorrow: After over 30 years with the company, Nicolas Le Riche is retiring. Luckily for us, the July 9 fare… Read More >

 

NYCB Goes to Broadway

posted Thursday, Jul 03

Lincoln Center seems like it's gotten closer to 42nd Street somehow. Next season, not one, but three (!) New York City Ballet principals will be starring in major musicals.

 

Tiler Peck will be reuniting with Susan Stroman to dance (and sing and act) in Little Dancer,… Read More >

 

NCI: A Win-Win Situation

posted Thursday, Jul 03

For the past 11 summers, emerging choreographers and dancers from across the country have gathered in southern California for the National Choreographer’s Initiative. And the benefits are two-fold: Dancers on their summer break receive engaging, process-oriented work, while the four selected… Read More >

 

Superfood Substitutes

posted Wednesday, Jul 02

Happy (almost) Fourth of July weekend! Whether you're taking a dish to a BBQ or prepping your own spread for friends, try using these superfood substitutes for a fresh take on traditional summer fare.

 

  • If you're grilling, opt for turkey burgers… Read More >