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3 hrs ago | Northampton Today

Strictly Northampton: Miss Northampton cannot wait to get started on show

Strictly Northampton contestant Abbey-Anne Gyles is used to taking centre stage but our dancing competition is a completely new challenge. Abbey-Anne was crowned the 2014 Miss Northampton earlier this year and is following in the footsteps of previous Miss Northamptons in taking part in Strictly.

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8 hrs ago | Patch.com

New Classical Ballet Program Unveiled at Performing Arts Center of MetroWest

The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest has unveiled a new classical ballet program, led by Nathalie Navert for beginners, students with previous experience and adults. Classes are for 10-week sessions.

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Related Topix: Arts, Natick, MA

12 hrs ago | Examiner.com

An evening with Ballets with a twist

Ballets with a Twist brought a new flavor to Medford Oregon's Craterian Theater last night. The unique brilliance of contemporary dance with a little classical ballet flavor added in lit up the stage in this New York-based company's "Cocktail Hour."

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Related Topix: Medford, OR, Theater, Arts, Modern Dance

16 hrs ago | Examiner.com

From Ballet to Broadway: Jenny Winton moves in Dirty Dancing

Performing with Joffrey Ballet in Chicago and enjoying outdoorsy activities with friends was the life of ballerina, Jenny Winton. Little did she know, a response to a New York call for girls who can dance would land her the role of Penny Johnson in the touring production of Dirty Dancing .

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20 hrs ago | VietNam News

Vietnamese ballet dancers raising the barre

Famed Norwegian choreographer Johanne Jakhelln Constant, who has staged a number of ballet performances in HCM City, has high regard for the talent of Vietnamese ballet dancers. After watching dancers deliver splendid performances in Coppelia, The Nutcracker and Cinderella, she talked with Thu Trang about the future of ballet in Viet Nam and expressed hopes that it would continue to thrive.

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Yesterday | Hispanic Business

Dance: Let's see Penna. Ballet's moves

Corella is just beginning his work but already has lined up a new artistic team, including , a current principal. Though Corella has changed October's season-opening program, he has said he will keep most of the season as Kaiser planned it.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Miami Herald

Miami City Ballet makes a moving transformation

Michael Scolamiero, the new executive director of Miami City Ballet is photographed in one of the Miami City Ballet's studio's on Monday July 28, 2014. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF Miami City Ballet artistic director Lourdes Lopez says she "wanted to change the repertory, introduce new works, both existing and continuing what Edward [Villella) was doing."

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Examiner.com

MeghaDootam brings Kalidasa's epic to life

The great Indian poet Kalidasa's Meghaduta will come to life for local audiences when the Boston Chapter of AIM for Seva presents the operatic ballet titled MeghaDootam on Sept. 20. The event, which is a fund-raiser for the organization, will begin at 5:45 p.m. at Regis College Arts Center in Weston.

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Daily Mail

Pirouetting palace guardsman faces three weeks in grim military...

Footage of the unnamed solider performing ballet-style pirouettes has been watched by more than 1.7 million people on YouTube A Grenadier Guardsman who broke strict rules by dancing on parade outside Buckingham Palace is potentially facing a 21-day prison sentence and a A 1,000 fine. Footage of the unnamed soldier performing a series of ballet-style pirouettes while on guard duty has become an internet sensation, watched by more than 1.7 million people on YouTube.

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Related Topix: Arts, US Military Prisons, Prison

SILive.com

Ballet up to the bar: Touring troupe's 'Cocktail Hour' generating buzz on Staten Island

How much: $15, $20 and $35 at Ticketmaster or the box office Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - If sipping a martini has ever made you feel so classy you could just plie, you probably need to snag tickets for this upcoming show. Manhattan-based dance company Ballet with a Twist 's "Cocktail Hour" will pair ballet dancing with a menu of cocktails and mocktails at the St. George Theatre on Oct. 11. Tickets are on sale now.

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Related Topix: Arts, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Drink, Cocktails, Entertainment

Bracknell News

Charters dancer to perform with top ballet troupe

Lily Farrell, 13, entering Year 8 this month at the Sunningdale School, auditioned for the National Youth Ballet in March earlier this year and beat hundreds of others for the opportunity to dance with the company for one season. She will be dancing in two performances, Suite Bourgeoise and Dolls House Fantasia, both choreographed by the company's professional alumni.

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Thetelegraphand Argus

Bradford dance school students on the up with scholarships and auditions

Footsteps Theatre School has recently moved premises to Idle and this weekend sees its 22nd production at St George's Hall . The evening of song and dance features excepts from hit musical Matilda, Teen Beach Movie and a section devoted to Beyonce songs.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Cincinnati.com

Review: Ballet's - New Works' offers dance of substanceReview:...

The generational shift that began to reveal itself last season has leapt forward with remarkable speed. This is a decidedly new Cincinnati Ballet.

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InsideHalton.com

Burlington Performing Arts Centre's season launches Sept. 27

Pedal Punk featuring unicycles that fly, wheel acrobats that hover, cyclists that whirl, pole climbers that soar and trapeze artists that float comes to BPAC on May 6. Veterans of SNL Rob Schneider, Tim Meadows and Chris Kattan provide an evening of laughs at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre on Feb. 19. U Theatre combines martial arts, dance, theatre, drumming and spectacle to present Sword of Wisdom on Oct. 29 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

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OhNoTheyDidnt

Misty Copeland on Being Black in Ballet: 'People are Narrow Minded'

The amazing Misty Copeland recently went on NPR Morning Edition, where she discussed her experiences being the American Ballet Theatre's first black soloist in two decades. Professional ballet has a terrible lack of diversity.

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Related Topix: Arts, African-American

Louisville.com

Louisville Ballet 2014-2015 Season Begins with Giselle

This dark and beautiful tale engrossed my thoughts with each colorful illustration. To see it years later performed right before my eyes is a dream come true.

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The Post-Standard

Syracuse City Ballet schedules auditions for 'The Nutcracker'

Syracuse City Ballet is auditioning dancers and others for its holiday production of "The Nutcracker" at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse City Ballet will hold auditions for its holiday production of "The Nutcracker" on Saturday.

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Redditch Standard

Dancer to star on ballet stage

Ethan Jones will be taking part in the company's production of Sleeping Beauty on September 19 and 20 at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, having only taken up the style last November. The 13-year-old from Redditch, who goes to Studley High School, has been dancing since he was eight and currently has a year's scholarship with Elite Performing Arts in Bromsgrove.

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Coast Reporter

Ballet tradition dances on

This season, young Clara will once again fall asleep under the Christmas tree and wake up in a world of magical mice, handsome cavaliers and the wintry realm of the Snow Queen. The Nutcracker, a live performance by many local dancers and several professional guest artists, will come alive on stage at the Raven's Cry Theatre in Sechelt in the week following Christmas.

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York Press

Review: Dracula, Northern Ballet, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

NINE years have passed since artistic director David Nixon premiered his intimate dance-drama interpretation of Dracula, and it has lived as long as a vampire's fangs in the memory. No stake through the heart could kill it, and it will haunt for longer still, now that it has returned in all-too-short revival at the outset of Northern Ballet's new autumn season.

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