DT Notes

Ballet Isn’t Dying, After All

November 21, 2014 by

When Jennifer Homans published Apollo’s Angels in 2010, she didn’t sound too hopeful about the future of ballet. “Ballet is dying,” she wrote in the book’s final pages, convinced that the artform had become too … Continue reading

Misty Copeland Mentors Young Dancers in New TV Show

November 20, 2014 by

As many artists know, being a great dancer does not necessarily make you a great teacher. No matter your talent, it takes dedication and practice to become an effective educator. That’s why we’re so excited … Continue reading

Joffrey Ballet School and Complexions Partner for New Competition

November 19, 2014 by

The newest addition to the dance competition industry is The Élite Dance Tournament. Joffrey Ballet School and Complexions Contemporary Ballet have partnered to award more than $180,000 in cash prizes and scholarships, an apprenticeship with … Continue reading

Big Ballroom Takes Ohio

November 18, 2014 by

Heads up, ballroom fans! The largest pro/am ballroom competition in the world is happening next week. For the 37th year, dancers of all ages and experience levels will take the floor at the Ohio Star … Continue reading

“City.ballet.” Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: The Man in Charge

November 17, 2014 by

Peter Martins has been ballet master in chief for more than 30 years at New York City Ballet. (He transferred from the Royal Danish Ballet after falling in love with the musical West Side Story.) Thirty years … Continue reading

Film Will Show Your Friends Why You’re So Busy During Nutcracker Season

November 14, 2014 by

A movie about Nutcracker could easily be a bumbling comedy or worse—a horror flick. As studio owners everywhere know, staging the holiday classic, for all its charm and tradition, presents an enormous undertaking that requires … Continue reading