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Published March 2011
Muhlenberg College, host of the 2011 American College Dance Festival Association’s Northeast Conference, puts a twist on the usual ACDFA proceedings with the first-ever 48-Hour Video Dance Challenge.read more »
 
Published February 2011
Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, welcomes prestigious guest artists to its dance department this month. From February 4–13, a small cast from Goucher’s repertory ensemble will work with Zippora Karz, a former New York City Ballet soloist, on a new piece. Outside of the studio, Karz, who is also aread more »
 
Published February 2011
New York City Dance Alliance is offering a new perk for finalists: the chance to win a college scholarship. Last year, NYCDA partnered with Marymount Manhattan College and University of the Arts in Philadelphia to award $500,000 in scholarships. This year, executive director Joe Lanteri hopes toread more »
 
Published February 2011
Taking class with a choreographer is even more fun when you can see their show a few days later. The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago makes that possible through DanceMasters, a series of master classes with the artists featured on the Dance Center stage. This season, San Francisco–basedread more »
 
Published February 2011
With alumni at leading dance companies, the dance department at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, remains home to one of the top college ballet programs in the country. This month, Butler Ballet, resident company of the university’s BFA program, adds Balanchine’s Walpurgisnacht Ballet (1975)read more »
 
Published February 2011
Orion Duckstein, who danced with the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 11 years (plus four years with Taylor 2), retired from the company in August to join the faculty of Adelphi University as visiting professor. Duckstein teaches modern and improvisation to the BFA program’s 39 majors, and he worksread more »
 
Published December 2010
It may not have Hollywood’s cachet, but the dance department at Rutgers University has plenty of talent to offer any visiting artist—even Benoit-Swan Pouffer, who recently finished choreographing for the movie The Adjustment Bureau (“From Dance Studio to Movie Studio,” Sept.). Between rehearsalsread more »
 
Published November 2010
Kennesaw State students perform an American masterpieceread more »
 
Published October 2010
Daniel Gwirtzman's new solo pieceread more »
 
Published October 2010
New York City Dance Alliance’s 16th season was truly life-changing for seven young competitors who received scholarships at Nationals this July. Though this is only the second year that NYCDA awarded college scholarships, it was able to offer a collective $500,000. Last year, two full scholarshipsread more »