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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...

2011-01-13 04:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubenstein Public Relations (www.rubensteinpr.com), announced that the agency has signed a new account, Ballet Beautiful (www.balletbeautiful.com), an inspiring and innovative series of customized exercises created by professional ballerina Mary Helen Bowers. The Ballet Beautiful method is an exciting new concept that revolutionizes the fitness industry by making a world-class ballerina's lean, graceful, and strong body-type accessible to everyone....

2010-09-15 10:00:00

New $53 Million Building Will Be The Largest Professional Dance Company Facility in the United States 30,000 Students will be Reached by Expanding Education and Outreach Programs The Margaret Alkek Williams Dance Laboratory Adds a 200 Seat, Small-Sized Venue to Houston's Theater District HOUSTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move designed to propel Houston Ballet to the next phase of its development, the company broke ground on July 15, 2009 on the Center for Dance, a new...

2010-09-08 12:12:00

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey's arts community has a new, vibrant and dynamic organization. lustigdancetheatre, under the artistic leadership of Graham Lustig, has been created to provide exciting opportunities to appreciate the benefits of dance. With a pledge to promote wellness through dance in the community, lustigdancetheatre (LDT) is offering classes that focus on fitness, strength, balance and flexibility for all ages. Mr. Lustig states:...

2010-06-01 14:27:00

MIAMI, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, is pleased to announce that famed dancer/choreographer Desmond Richardson has joined its Board of Trustees. Richardson will be one of two YoungArts Alumni representatives on the Board. Hailed as one of the great modern dancers of his time, Richardson was a 1986 YoungArts Award Winner in Modern Dance and Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He is Co-founder and...

2009-12-10 07:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Brighton Ballet Theater (BBT) and School of Russian American Ballet continue its Annual Holiday tradition with the announcement of The Nutcracker performances in Long Island, Brooklyn, and Queens from December 12th to 20th, 2009. BBT celebrates the Holiday Season with eight special performances of The Nutcracker at a variety of concert venues throughout the New York City Metro area. BBT's original production features new choreography by Edouard...

2009-12-07 06:45:00

HINESVILLE, Ga., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The world-famous Perm Ballet from Perm, Russia is coming to Savannah, Spartanburg, Charleston, and Charlotte to perform the classical ballet Sleeping Beauty. The Perm Ballet cast members are all graduates of the Perm Vaganova School and are considered to be the third best ballet company in the world. Their connection to the St. Petersburg Vaganova School occurred when the school was evacuated to Perm from Leningrad during the siege during World War...

2009-11-17 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third year running, Ovation TV will ring in the holiday season with its annual "Battle of the Nutcrackers" programming event. Beginning Monday, December 7, Ovation TV, the only multi-platform network dedicated to art and contemporary culture, will showcase five vastly different productions from around the globe with the debut of "Battle of the Nutcrackers - World Games." This year's battle will be hosted by the talented Susan Jaffe, former...


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