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Photo by Zoe Dominic, courtesy of Schorer

Suki Schorer, longtime School of American Ballet teacher and former New York City Ballet principal under George Balanchine, gives a teacher-training workshop at Eglevsky Ballet in Bethpage, New York, June 15–17. The workshop, Schorer's first in many years, includes a general presentation on Balanchine aesthetics; technique classes with explanations and commentary for teachers; setting brief excerpts from his ballets so teachers can see how to apply Balanchine's technique to his repertory; demonstrations by current New York City Ballet soloists; and opportunities for questions and comments from teachers. "People have asked me to do this over the years, and I just haven't been able to make it work," she says. "But as I get older, I really feel like I need to pass down as much as I can. Balanchine used to always say, 'Now is the time,' and that is exactly how I feel."

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MADBOOTS DANCE was named "25 to Watch" by Dance Magazine in 2016.

NYC's official LGBT Pride Week—a commemoration of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, which marked the beginning of Gay Rights Movement—is upon us. What better way to honor the festivities than with some dancing?

The city's Pride celebration is technically on Sunday, June 24, but here are a few LGBTQ events and performances to honor the festivities.

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City Scene corp dancers perform with Amira, and Adi (Olivia Issa, blue dress, and Reygan Johnson). Photo by Damien Thompson.

What if "once upon a time" took place in the city of Chicago in 2018?

That's the starting point for Hyde Park School of Dance's Amira: A Chicago Cinderella Story, a new adaptation of the classic tale set to Sergei Prokofiev's 1945 score.

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Ailey's Renee Robinson and Ailey master teacher Nasha Thomas-Schmitt leading the Revelations Celebration on the Plaza at Lincoln Center. Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy of AAADT

The summer season is officially here. With it comes the official start of NYC's favorite dance week.

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NBC's second season of "World of Dance" is in full swing, and we are obsessed. The dancing is incredible, and the stories are crazy inspiring—what more could we want? Tonight marks Episode 3 in the race toward a million dollars. To get you pumped and refresh your memories of the past two weeks, we caught up with three standout acts: Andrés Peñate and Charity Anderson; Jaxon Willard; and Sean Lew and Kaycee Rice. We've loved hearing their experiences so far and are happy to say that each act had the support of teachers and mentors behind them. Check it out!

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Vander Hoop and Clements driving down the highway. Photo by John Suhar

Sometimes as an artist, you need to leave the studio behind.

Just ask Summation Dance co-founders Taryn Vander Hoop and Sumi Clements. In 2016, the U.S. election was dominating the air waves just as they were finishing their company's fifth season in New York City. Feeling burned out by the assembly-line-like hustle of pumping out new work, they decided to hit the road.

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Norma Pera, center, with current and former students from Saturday evening's performance.

After 39 years with the Baltimore School for the Arts, Norma Pera announced her retirement this year. On Saturday, her colleagues and students gathered to honor her with a night of gratitude and dance.

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