Manassas Ballet Theatre's Tribute To a Solider

posted Friday, Oct 31

Mark Wolfe, executive director of Virginia's Manassas Ballet Theatre, and his wife Amy, artistic director, have choreographed and produced a ballet as a tribute to their son, Colin. A lifelong ballet dancer, he lost his life serving in Iraq. Wolfe collaborated with composer Mark Menza to… Read More >


The Return of "city.ballet."

posted Thursday, Oct 30

Great news, bunheads: "city.ballet." is coming back for a second season. Even better? You'll be able to watch all 12 episodes right here on starting next Tuesday, November 4. 


If last year's episodes were any indication, this docu-series (which is exec… Read More >


Got Shoulder Tension? Avoid Chewing Gum

posted Wednesday, Oct 29

We all know that chewing gum in the studio is poor dancer etiquette, not to mention a choking hazard. But before any rebellious dancers roll their eyes, take a look at the latest science: Recent research shows that chomping on gum can also adversely affect your dancing. The study, published … Read More >


Tracing Movement: There's an App for That?

posted Tuesday, Oct 28

Technology—especially advances in smartphones and tablets—has completely changed our relationship with dance. Apps have reached beyond stretching how-tos and ballet dictionaries to become programs that allow you to play not just dancer or observer, but choreographer, too. Read More >


Why Do Dance Videos Go Viral?

posted Friday, Oct 24

A video of two American priests battling it out on the dance floor—er, dinner table—went viral this week. The clip features the pair dancing at a dinner at North American College, a rectory not far from the Vatican. One … Read More >


Big Names Are Involved In The Rockettes' New Show

posted Thursday, Oct 23

Last year, The Rockettes hoped to leap beyond a holiday-only gig with the premiere of a new spring production called Heart and Lights. But the show was abruptly cancelled less than one week before opening night. Madison Squa… Read More >

Healthy Dancer Cooking Tip

posted Wednesday, Oct 22

Pop quiz: If you're sautéing fresh veggies, like squash, peppers and onions, for a healthy side dish and want to add a splash of oil, which kind should you use?


A. corn
B. sunflower
C. olive
D. soybean


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Last Night at The Bessies

posted Tuesday, Oct 21

Last night marked the 30th anniversary of The Bessies, or the New York Dance and Performance Awards, which annually salute the most outstanding work presented in New York City over the past year. Although the ceremony moved uptown to Harlem's iconic Apollo Theater a few year… Read More >


Dexter Takes Broadway

posted Friday, Oct 17

Last night was a big one for The Great White Way. On the Town opened to fantastic reviews. (Which were well deserved. I saw the show, which I wrote about Read More >


We'll Miss You, Wendy Whelan

posted Thursday, Oct 16

The first time I ever went to Steps as a teenager, something amazing happened. Sure, the class (Willy Burmann's) was great. But what I remember most is how one dancer graciously held the door open for my parents and me to file out of the building afterwards. I turned to my mom and whispered,… Read More >


Behind the Scenes of Broadway's On the Town

posted Wednesday, Oct 15

Ballet and Broadway lovers, rejoice. On the Town opens tomorrow, Thursday, October 16, at the Foxwoods Theatre. But today, you can catch a sneak peek at tech week in a video with New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild. For even more OTT… Read More >


Blind Ballet

posted Tuesday, Oct 14

Dancing with grace and poise is a challenge for any dancer. But the challenge is amplified exponentially if that dancer happens to be visually impaired. Brazilian ballerina and physiotherapist Fe… Read More >


BalletCollective Sneak Peek

posted Friday, Oct 10

New York City Ballet dancers, a Telluride backdrop and choreography by up-and-comer Troy Schumacher? Sounds like the makings of dance video goodness to us. BalletCollective just released a short film entitled "This Weather is Perfect," previewing an except from Dear and BlackbirdsRead More >

Arthur Mitchell & Bessie

posted Thursday, Oct 09

For most of the New York dance community, we think of The Bessies as our Academy Awards to honor the most outstanding work of the past year. But for Arthur Mitchell, who will receive the Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance later this month, this tradition is about Bessie Schonberg h… Read More >


Strength Training for Your Brain

posted Wednesday, Oct 08

If you're having trouble remembering tricky choreography and repetition doesn't seem to help, you may want to make time for a strength-training session. New research from Georgia Tech found that hitting the gym can help improve your memory. 


In the stu… Read More >


Take Class with Twyla

posted Tuesday, Oct 07

Twyla TharpGood news for Twyla Tharp enthusiasts: The Joyce Theater Foundation just announced that t… Read More >


Little Dancer Livestream

posted Friday, Oct 03


Mourning the end of the World Ballet Day livestream? Fear not… Read More >


Is Your Water Bottle Safe?

posted Wednesday, Oct 01

Staying hydrated is essential for making it through a tough rehearsal. But what you're drinking out of is also important. If you've been sipping out of plastic disposable bottles, you may want to switch to a BPA-free Nalgene.


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Dancing Drones

posted Friday, Sep 26

We're still waiting for drones to deliver our Amazon Prime orders, but in the meantime...watching them dance is pretty cool, too. Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich and Verity Studios have teamed up to create Read More >


An Embarrassment of Ballet Riches

posted Thursday, Sep 25

The Bolshoi Ballet is all about making a big splash. So it's no surprise that just as bunheads everywhere have begun clearing their schedules on October 1 for the epic 20-hour World Ballet Day livestream, the Bolshoi's stealing a bi… Read More >