Ballet Competitions On the Go

Dancers at the Genée International Ballet Competition

Ballet competitions happen all over the globe but thanks to today’s mobile technology, you can take them with you wherever you go. Guest, Heather Desaulniers brings us a list of the world’s top competitions and reviews the new Genée 2013 app.

Interview with Freelancing Ballerina, Adiarys Almeida

Le Corsaire Pas de Deux - Adiarys Almeida and Joseph Gatti ©USAIBC 2006

Born in Cuba, Adiarys Almeida defected from her home country and later stepped away from company life and Boston Ballet with her partner on stage and in life, Joseph Gatti, becoming a freelance guest artist. She talks about the transition and her dream role in this interview with A Dancer’s Days’, Rhiannon Pelletier.

“Astonish Me”: “The Turning Point” of Ballet Novels

astonish me novel

Summer is around the corner. Will you put the ballet novel, “Astonish Me” on your dance fiction reading list? Read this review and decide.

Reel Deal: Ace Your Video Audition

Making Your Dance Audition Video

Video auditions are used to qualify dancers for summer dance intensives, college and conservatories, and employment with dance companies. Professional dance videographer, Nel Shelby gives tips on making the best audition video possible.

3 Keys to Creating a Successful Dance Film

How to Survive Your First Dance Film Project

Planning a big project? Boston choreographer Anna Reyes shares the tips she wishes she knew before embarking on her debut dance film, “the good parts of being alive.”

The Royal Ballet’s Beauty, Sarah Lamb

Sarah Lamb with Steven McRae in the Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Johan Persson/ROH

The Royal Ballet’s Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae will dance Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, in movie theaters nationwide March 20. Sarah Lamb talks with us about versatility, past injury, and the challenges of Act I.

24-Week Toddler Curriculum Giveaway

Toddler Dance Curriculum by Maria's Movers

We’re giving away Maria’s Movers’ Grownup and Me curriculum for toddlers to learn movement, social skills, and use their imaginations!

More Classical Ballet on the Big Screen

See Swan Lake in U.S. cinemas Febraury 20, 2014

London’s premiere ballet company, The Royal Ballet, appears again in select U.S. movie theaters for one-night-only events. See Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty in your local cinema in February and March.

Lovable Stefanie, “Biggest Girl in the Ballroom”

Stefanie "Biggest Girl in the Ballroom"

Meet Stefanie, “Biggest Girl in the Ballroom”. Find out why she’s blogging & building a “ballroom village.” We ask her thoughts on perceived shortcomings and, most importantly, watch her lip-sync and take charge on the cha-cha.

Dancers Need Space… For Their Thoughts

Dance This Notebook

The Dance This Notebook is an uncluttered dance journal with original quotes and line drawings that directly speak to the creative spirit of dancers. Freely record your ideas, reflections, accomplishments, or corrections.

Answering Your Questions About Gaga Dance

Gaga intensive - Photo by Gadi Dagon

What is Gaga dance? Who practices it? Where can you find classes? And, what do Natalie Portman and the director of the documentary, Mr. Gaga, Tomer Heymann, have to say about Gaga?

Bournonville Basics

August Bournonville

Bournonville is not only a method of training and technique, but a choreographic school developed by August Bournonville, choreographer for the Royal Danish Ballet. Learn more about the method and the man!

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