The Bolshoi’s Alexander Volchkov on Dancing Romeo

Alexander Volchkov - photo by Shirokov

What is it like to play Romeo? Bolshoi Ballet principal, Alexander Volchkov tells us of the preparation and experience of giving an emotional performance as Romeo. Dance Advantage: What is the most challenging aspect of dancing the role of Romeo? Alexander Volchkov: The most difficult part of Romeo is the period of emotional preparation. To get yourself in that mindset. And of course in rehearsal as obviously, it is physically challenging. But the most challenging is to emotionally become Romeo.   DA: What {Read More}

Ode to the Pointe Shoe

Ode to the Pointe Shoe

How do I love you? Let me count the ways… Dancers adore pointe shoes and Corina Chan puts into words and verse exactly why we love them so.

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.

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.

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”

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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?

Tips on Making a Video to Market Your Studio

Nel Shelby shooting at a dance studio

Covenant Ballet Artistic Director, Marla Hirokawa joins videographer Nel Shelby to answer a few questions about the making of their promotional video. so studio owners can see how to make this kind of video work for their business.

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