Master Class with Sarah Van Patten

posted Friday, Nov 21

Dancers in the Bay Area—want to take class from principal dancer Sarah Van Patten in San Francisco Ballet's studios? Clear your Sunday schedule! SFB is holding a master class on Read More >


8 Tips for College-Bound Dancers

posted Thursday, Nov 20

Attention, high school dancers: The School at Steps in New York City hosted a "College Day" sponsored by Dance Magazine last weekend, offering advice directly from faculty members of college dance programs. For those of you who weren't able to make it, we gathered the best tips from each … Read More >


Supercharge Your Lunch with Avocado

posted Wednesday, Nov 19

It's a situation all dancers have faced: It's noon, and you have just 15 minutes to grab lunch between your technique class and the start of an afternoon of rehearsals. How do you fuel your dancer body to avoid mid-afternoon hunger… Read More >

Misty Copeland to Make Her U.S. Odette/Odile Debut

posted Tuesday, Nov 18

Swan Lake


It's what the masses have been waiting for: American Ballet Theatre soloist Read More >


College Day at Steps on Broadway

posted Friday, Nov 14

Calling all college-bound New York City area dancers! If the college application has you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, we've got good news for you. This weekend, The School at Steps is hosting College Day, a panel discussion covering all aspects of the college dance scene. Representatives … Read More >


Sylvie Guillem Announces Retirement

posted Thursday, Nov 13

Sylvie Guillem


This year has been a big one for ball… Read More >


USC Kaufman School Announces More Exceptional Dance Faculty Members

posted Wednesday, Nov 12

Though the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance has yet to open its doors to its inaugural BFA class, the excitement surrounding the program's fall 2015 launch keeps building. Yesterday, the school announced six illustrious performers and choreog… Read More >


New and Rare Broadway Dance

posted Tuesday, Nov 11

Broadway choreography often vanishes when the curtain comes down. Numbers fade from dancers’ memories, dance captains move on and few choreographers have the leisure to polish their legacies. American Dance Machine launched in the 1970s to preserve the best of Broadway dance. Relaunched two … Read More >


Ballet 422

posted Friday, Nov 07

Watching the new season of "city.ballet.Read More >


Havana's Incomparable Ballet Culture

posted Thursday, Nov 06

The Cuban people love ballet—and their ballet dancers. Last weekend I was a guest of the International Ballet Festival of Havana to see a handful of the many shows that are running from October 28 through November 7. The… Read More >


How Stress Can Slow Your Muscle Recovery

posted Wednesday, Nov 05

Back in September, we mentioned a study that found that being stressed can actually slow down your metabolism. Now, a study published in The Journal of Strength and Condit… Read More >


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 >