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 >


The Clive Barnes Awards Nominees Have Been Announced

posted Tuesday, Dec 16

Each year, I look forward to the Clive Barnes Awards nominee list because it's had a great track record of predicting where dance is going. Need proof? Past winners include Isabella Boylston, Lloyd Mayor and Lauren Lovette, and let's just say they haven't fa… Read More >

Backstage with Disney on Broadway

posted Friday, Dec 12

Disney lovers, take note: This Sunday, ABC will air "Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years", a one-hour special about… Read More >


A Look at SAB's Spring Performance

posted Thursday, Dec 11

If there's anything dancers enjoy as much as a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of professional dancers, it might be getting a feel for how other students around the country train. Tomorrow, PBS's "… Read More >


Tips for Managing Dance-Related Stress from Dr. Linda Hamilton

posted Wednesday, Dec 10

Dance Magazine advice columnist Dr. Linda Hamilton



For years,&nb… Read More >


The 2014 Dance Magazine Awards

posted Tuesday, Dec 09

The Dance Magazine Awards is one of my favorite nights of the year. People from every corner of the community—dancers, choreographers, directors, presenters, teachers, historians, students, orthopedists, critics, répétiteurs and more—come together for one night to celebra… Read More >


Irina Baronova, Baby Ballerina of the Golden Era

posted Monday, Dec 08

CoverJust in time for holiday gift ideas, a new book on Irina Baronova, one of Balanchine&rsquo… Read More >


Spectacular Dancing in "Peter Pan Live!"

posted Friday, Dec 05

The stakes were high for NBC's live broadcast of "Peter Pan Live!", which premiered last night. After "The Sound of Music Live!" got dismal reviews last year, many feared "Peter Pan Live!" would be of the same caliber. Leading-lady (boy) Allison Williams, aware of the skeptical attitude many v… Read More >


How Positivity Improves Your Performance

posted Thursday, Dec 04

Have you ever rehearsed a long piece and felt like your energy had nearly run out, but then, somehow your body made it through the final sequence of choreography? While dancers' abilities are certainly high on the superhuman scale, your stamina and strength may not be 100 percent responsible… Read More >


How Much Would "Nine Ladies Dancing" Cost?

posted Wednesday, Dec 03

Everyone knows the best holiday gifts are tickets to dance performances, right? (Right?) Even in the classic Christmas carol "The 12 Days of Christmas," the narrator's true love is smart enough to present nine ladies dancing on the ninth day. 


But how much are those nin… Read More >


Peter Boal Joins NYCB's "Nutcracker"

posted Tuesday, Dec 02

PNB's NutcrackerDancers and dancegoers felt the loss of long-time New York City Ballet … Read More >

Fabrice Calmels is (the) Tall(est)

posted Friday, Nov 28

The Joffrey Ballet's Fabrice Calmels was recently named Tallest Ballet Dancer by Guinness World Records. Standing at 6' 6", his presence onstage is striking. Dance Magazine&n… Read More >

Notice: Dancers Need Food

posted Wednesday, Nov 26

As the country prepares to stuff its face tomorrow for America's annual marathon of overeating, some people may mistakenly believe dancers have to miss out on this tradition. Not the case! Anyone who's spent a day in a studio knows dancers love food—and hearty servings of it. Apparently danc… Read More >


Broadway Meets Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

posted Tuesday, Nov 25

On The TownConfession: I've lived in New York City for seven years and I've never been … Read More >

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 >