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19 November

Sadly, many children who enjoy dance grow up and stop dancing, except for busting moves at the occasional wedding. While dance is an acceptable hobby for kids, the large majority of dance lovers grow out of it – believing that only trained professionals are worthy of dancing into adulthood. If you’re reading this article, you […]

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11 October

Although Porto is smaller than Lisbon, you will be surprised by the wide range of activities that you can find here in the north of Portugal. This is the city where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean – and the perfect place to enjoy the sun at the beach or at one of the […]

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09 September

The 9/11 dance tribute called Table of Silence premiered in 2011, a decade after the despicable attacks that toppled the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City. Conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi (Artistic Director of Buglisi Dance Theater), the free healing ritual was performed annually at the Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln […]

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21 June

With theaters shut for the foreseeable future, performance artists are in a bind. Many have migrated onto digital platforms, as evident by the abundance of dance shows and dance classes that have popped up as online dance resources in recent months. Some are offered once as a ‘livesteam’, while others live ‘on demand’ for a few days or […]

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11 June

In this time of heightened anxiety, illness and quarantine, stories about dancing communities emerge daily – from all over the world. Why? Because dance raises our spirits and connects us with others. So patients, medical staff and self-isolating individuals continue to unite in music and movement. We’ve highlighted five funny and uplifting Covid-1dance stories each […]

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30 May

Would you rather win a Grammy, an Emmy or a Nobel Peace Prize? I asked each of my summer campers in turn. And while I smiled and listened to each adolescent’s answer, urging them to elaborate upon his or her biggest dreams, I really thought: “Any other answer except for a Nobel Peace Prize is […]

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30 April

Here are a few practical steps to create an at-home dance studio.

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09 April

When I first went into self-quarantine with my family, I worried about the difficulty of finding online dance resources. Hence, I frantically came up with 60+ things for dancers to do at home and compiled a list of the useful dance at home resources amid Covid-19. Ironically, nearly three weeks into lockdown, I’ve started to […]

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30 March

Plenty of online dance lessons and streaming dance performances have cropped up in response to the massive lock-down caused by Covid-19. (In fact, we just wrote about these fantastic resources that allow you to enjoy dance at home.) But nothing ramps up social [media] interaction like a good dance challenge. These dance challenges, born during the […]

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29 March

Understandably, you may feel disappointed, missing out on incredible live dance shows and uplifting dance classes at your local studio. We completely empathize, but you can still enjoy dance at home. Although appropriately social distancing, the dance community has pulled together to offer online dance classes, stream dance performances and create fun dance challenges, such as #quarantinedance […]

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16 March

These 60+ activities can keep dancers busy at home: learning new choreography, creating dance, “taking care of [dance] business” and more.

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05 March

If you love to dance, you may be wondering how to make money as a dancer – or even how to answer the undying question: “What are you going to do with a dance major?” The ‘starving artist’ stereotype perseveres, but there are plenty of fulfilling jobs in the dance industry, along with other dance-related […]

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