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2011-06-30 10:45:00

UNCSA to Become Exclusive Affiliate School of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre NEW YORK, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) School of Dance in Winston-Salem have announced plans for a five-year partnership, which will implement ABT's National Training Curriculum throughout the UNCSA School of Dance preparatory, high school and collegiate divisions and make...

2011-04-26 10:00:00

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eglevsky Ballet, the only professional ballet company on Long Island for more than 50 years, has hired Marina Eglevsky as its Artistic Director to lead the Eglevsky Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop at Hofstra University. Marina Eglevsky has created an educational program where young and aspiring dancers will be exposed to a superior program offering a diverse, well rounded curriculum and training by a roster of exceptional and...

2011-03-29 10:47:00

Orthopaedic surgeons offer dance safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The plot of the Academy Award-nominated film, Black Swan ventures well beyond ballet, but does not ignore the pressure and intensity of a performers' dance regimen. The physical demands of ballet and other dance styles are intensive, which is why it is so important to practice proper positions and techniques, and adequate warm-ups and cool-downs before and after classes or performances....

2011-03-15 13:19:00

HOUSTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston Ballet's sleek new Center for Dance will hold a grand opening ceremony on Saturday, April 9 at noon with a ribbon cutting ceremony presided over by Houston Mayor Annise Parker at 601 Preston Street in the heart of downtown Houston's Theater District. The new, six-story, 115,000 square-foot facility, designed with sustainable features by globally-recognized architecture firm Gensler, will come in around $46.6 million (an estimated...

2011-02-18 15:35:27

Hip injuries common for dancers, with more than 20 percent of annual injury rates A new study has identified factors that predict the ability of a professional dancer to return to professional performance after hip arthroscopy surgery. The study by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators will be presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting, held Feb. 15-19 in San Diego, Calif. The results of this study indicated that ballet dancers were significantly less likely...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

A unique children's' ballet program in New York City, Children's Creative Dance Club, offers students a foundation of life skills; physical health, intellectual stimulation, confidence, discipline and fun! (PRWEB) January 28, 2011 Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign has served to promote the importance of physical activity for Americans and especially our nation's youth. Obesity rates have tripled in the last 30 years putting children at risk of dying younger than their parents for the...

2011-01-25 07:10:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All dancers now have the opportunity to learn the awe-inspiring lifts and partnering techniques used by the stars of dance. The world's most comprehensive video guide to learning Pas De Deux (partnering) was released today by the Pas De Deux Academy (http://www.PasDeDeuxAcademy.org) to fill the void that currently exists at dance studios around the world. Currently, only a select few dance studios are able to offer classes on Pas De Deux as a result...


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