"So You Think You Can Dance" Audition Tour Kicks Off

posted Friday, Jan 23

A new season of "So You Think You Can Dance" is just around the corner, and the search for contestants begins this Saturday in New York City. "SYTYCD" is back for its 12th season, but with a brand new format. Contestants will be placed into one of two categories—street or stage—an… Read More >

 

GoPros: No Longer Just for Snowboarders

posted Thursday, Jan 22

We all knew it was bound to happen eventually, but now it's official: GoPros have made their way onto dancers.

 

These trendy cameras that attach to bodies have recorded nearly every activity from snowboarding to off-road motorcycle racing. Now, they are being used to capture … Read More >

 

New Documentary Profiles Martha Hill

posted Wednesday, Jan 21

Without directors and administrators, dance simply could not thrive. And the new documentary Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the story of one of the greatest behind-the-scenes champions of modern and contemporary dance, Martha Hill. Though she may be best known as the fou… Read More >
 

NYCB Opens Its Winter Season

posted Tuesday, Jan 20

New York City Ballet kicks off its 2015 winter season tonight, which has been marked by its NYCB Art Series for three years now. And after all the buzz surrounding last year's collaboration—artist JR's life siz… Read More >

 

The British Are Coming

posted Friday, Jan 16

Ballet fans, rejoice! After a 10 year hiatus, the Royal Ballet is appearing in New York City. From June 23 to 28, New York audiences can enjoy performances by the fam… Read More >

 

Watch Patrick Stewart in the Studio

posted Thursday, Jan 15

Head's up, Trekkies and X-Men fans: Acting legend Patrick Stewart's latest project has brought him to the ballet studio. In his new film, Match, he stars as a spirited Juilliard professor obsessed with his former career as a classical dancer and choreographer. The opening sc… Read More >

 

The Surprising Link Between Creativity and Boredom

posted Wednesday, Jan 14

When was the last time you felt truly bored? If you're having a hard time remembering, you're not alone. The conundrum doesn't only apply to dancers with jam-packed schedules. It's also something that most 21st-century smartphone-using earbud-wearing people feel. But while technology is great (s… Read More >
 

Ryan Heffington Choreographs Another Viral Sia Music Video

posted Tuesday, Jan 13

Sia, "Dance Moms" star Maddie Ziegler and choreographer Ryan Heffington have taken over the internet again. The singer/songwriter's new music video, "Elastic Heart," is a sort of unofficial sequel… Read More >

 

Happy #NACHMO

posted Thursday, Jan 08

Having a rough time getting back into a creative groove post-holidaze? Good news: January is National Choreography Month, aka NACHMO, aka "your choreographic kick in the pants." This seven-year-old tradition challenges dancemakers to set aside all hesitations, e… Read More >

 

Shop Your Way to a Better Battement

posted Wednesday, Jan 07

Facing a tough class? New research found one activity that could give you a little extra oomph. A study published in The Journal of Consumer Psychology found that shopping for yourself may give you a boost once you hit the barre. 

 

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Jacob's Pillow Announces Its 2015 Season

posted Tuesday, Jan 06

It's been snowing non-stop all morning here in New York City. So you can imagine that I—and probably many of you—can't wait for warmer weather. And what comes with that? Summer dance festivals, of course.

One of the biggest, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, has announced i… Read More >

 

New Year, New (Dance) Inspiration

posted Friday, Jan 02

For many of us, dance is a source of inspiration—physical, mental, emotional, expressive or otherwise. As seen in this heartwarming video, dance is a life-changing source of inspiration for Read More >

 

Top Health Tips of 2014

posted Wednesday, Dec 31

As 2014 wraps up, many dancers are thinking about New Year's resolutions. If you need inspiration, look no further. Check out these hand-picked, positive health topics from Dance Magazine's 2014 Your Body columns. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2015!

 

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DM Editors Look Back on 2014

posted Tuesday, Dec 30

Here at Dance Magazine, we're always living in the future. Our staff is already busy putting together stellar issues for 2015. But with this year coming to a close, it's a good time for us to reflect on all that has happened in dance. Here are our editors' picks for our favorite stories f… Read More >

 

Five Non-Nutcracker Holiday Performances

posted Friday, Dec 26

Burned out from the Nutcracker but still in the holiday spirit? Christmas may be over, but the abundance of holiday programs is not! Check out these five non-Nutcracker shows and performances to carry you into the New Year with holiday cheer.

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Want a Good Night's Sleep? Put Down the Back-Lit E-Reader

posted Wednesday, Dec 24

When you're hunkering down to read The Night Before Christmas tonight before bedbe sure to reach for a print copy of the book instead of reading it on your iPad--even if the e-book version has animated dancing sugar plums. Why? New Read More >
 

Go Inside Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild's Wedding

posted Tuesday, Dec 23

Have you ever been to a dancer wedding? They're usually unlike any other. Beautifully fit people dressed to the nines? Check. Great taste when it comes to decorations and wardrobe? Check. Serious dance floor moves? Check, check, check!

Martha Stewart Weddings jus… Read More >

 

Why Do You Dance?

posted Friday, Dec 19

With the end of the year comes celebration and reflection. It's a time to give thanks for the good in your life, a time to rethink the not-so-good and a time to reaffirm why you do what you do. The Huffington Post gave 39 dancers from companies and schools around the country a simple … Read More >

 

2014: The Year of Misty

posted Thursday, Dec 18

When you look back at the dance scene of 2014, one name dominated the conversation: Misty Copeland. She hijacked headlines as she grew beyond American Ballet Theatre soloist status and into something more akin to ballet’s ambassador to the world. She became ubiquitous, from her Under Armour … Read More >

 

Another Reason to Get Your "Om" On

posted Wednesday, Dec 17

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, dancers are likely to be seeking some respite, perhaps in the form of yoga class. We already know it's a great way to unwind while staying active. Now, new research from the Read More >