DT Notes

Struggling to recall choreography? Have some chocolate!

October 31, 2014 by

Trick-or-treat! Great news for you chocoholics. In a recent experiment, 50–69-year-olds who consumed cocoa flavanols over the course of three months significantly improved their performance on pattern recognition memory tests. The results suggest that consuming … Continue reading

SpoOoOoOky Dance Time

October 30, 2014 by

We know Halloween is still a day away, but we just couldn’t resist sharing three spooky (or maybe just silly) dance videos to get you in the holiday spirit. Watch—if you dare! (Insert maniacal cackle … Continue reading

New Photo Series Shows Cuban Dance Education in Action

October 29, 2014 by

Need a little mid-week inspiration? Check out these shots from Cuba’s National Ballet School. In vintage sepia tones, photographer Rebekah Bowman captures the energy of teachers and students working hard in class. If you look … Continue reading

News Flashes

October 28, 2014 by

In August, former Colorado Ballet principal Meelis Pakri joined the faculty of HARID Conservatory in Florida. Pakri, who is from Estonia and graduated from the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Russia, has been ballet master of … Continue reading

“City.ballet.” Premieres Next Week

October 27, 2014 by

One of our favorite web series is almost back! On Tuesday, November 4, AOL Originals’ “city.ballet.” returns with 12 new episodes about life in the one and only New York City Ballet. After last season, … Continue reading

Honors and Awards

October 24, 2014 by

The Princess Grace Foundation has announced its grant awardees for 2014. Dance honorees include Jenelle Figgins of Dance Theatre of Harlem; Jamie Scott of the Trisha Brown Dance Company; Elise Drew León of the Limón … Continue reading