Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Then and Now

Loretta Abbott and Alvin Ailey perform in "Revelations." The timeless piece is included in the Ailey repertoire to this day. Photo by Nicola Cernovitch.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has produced some of America’s most enduring dance works. Learn the facts every dancer should know about this dance company.

Ballet Primer: The Legend of Love

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I didn’t know much about this Russian ballet, but now you can learn the story and history of Bolshoi Ballet’s The Legend of Love in time for its premiere in U.S. cinemas on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

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.

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.

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

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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!

A Look at LEAP! National Dance Competition

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It pays to know a little more about a competition company, its judges, and its philosophies, so have a look at LEAP! National Dance Competition in this interview with executive director, Drew Vamosi.

Help Preschool Dancers Move Safely In The Studio

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Spots and tape lines help young dancers keep their spacing but teaching preschoolers how to move around safely in a dance class takes demonstration and practice. Maria gives seven creative ways to teach the concepts of space and spatial awareness to little movers.

Developing Performance, Expression & Communication Skills in Ballet

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As she breaks down performance into its elements, Angeline offers tips and video examples that will help you breathe life into your ballet dancing whether for exams or the stage.

Tap Dancing on Vinyl (Marley) Flooring Has Risks

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Tap dancing on marley (or vinyl) flooring not only limits movement and sound, but can be hazardous for your dancers. Find out the how and why from Tapography columnist, Tristan Bruns as he enlists feedback and opinion from an acoustics professional and a physical therapist.

Tap Shoe Review: Capezio’s Boy’s Tapster

Capezio Tapster

Tristan tears apart the Capezio Tapster for an in-depth review of the this beginner shoe for boys. What’s inside might surprise you!

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