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Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:22 pm ]
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Budding Dancers Compete, Seriously
by ERIKA KINETZ for the New York Times

While Whitney Schmanski, wearing the shortest of shorts and a green bustier-style top, took the stage in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Tuesday night, her older sister, Tori, was having a tracheotomy done in Salt Lake City. On Father's Day, June 19, the car the girls were riding in flipped over into a pond. Whitney, 10, emerged unscathed, but Tori, 14, was knocked unconscious and remained underwater for about 15 minutes. She has been slipping in and out of a coma ever since.

published: July 7, 2005

Author:  Diana [ Sat Jul 16, 2005 6:19 pm ]
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Story about Summer Lee Rhatigan's summer intensive at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. Rhatigan danced with National Ballet, Lines Ballet and London Festival Ballet:

The Summer Intensive workshop hooks up young dancers with pros to deepen craft and learn the twists, turns and joys of dance life
Janice Berman, Special to The Chronicle

Saturday, July 16, 2005

"It's gone by so fast," said 14-year-old Brittany Walsh of Cupertino on the last day of school.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:13 am ]
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London Studio Centre
By David Dougill for The sunday Times.

Every summer, the graduate- year students of the London Studio Centre go on tour with their Images of Dance programme, and the director, Margaret Barbieri, is a dab hand at compiling a rewardingly varied repertory. The latest, in which the young dancers somehow kept their cool in London’s sweltering Peacock Theatre last Sunday, opened ambitiously with Petipa’s Kingdom of the Shades (necessarily reduced in numbers), which was carefully staged, and the corps of Bayad ères excelled themselves.

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Author:  ksneds [ Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:55 am ]
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Mad Hot New York

Published: July 17, 2005

Walking along the Brooklyn Heights promenade, the pint-size aspiring dancer stops and points at the Manhattan skyline, which looms like a passing starship. "It all happens there," the little girl says.
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Keith Bedford for The New York Times

Charles Martin, left, Luke Davis and Carol Uraneck at the Central Park Zoo early this month. They are among 400 chosen from across the nation for the Joffrey workshop.

What happens in Manhattan is dance. And dance is the world to the girl in this scene from "Mad Hot Ballroom," a documentary film about elementary-school children in New York who rumba, fox trot and tango their way to glory.

Seven dance students visiting from the Southwest watched the movie at a theater in Manhattan last month. As the movie ended, they giggled into the lobby - pirouetting, jumping and crouching into a tango. "I could so live here," said Charles Martin, 16.

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And sorry to burst this journalist's bubble, but most of the ABT dancer walk out the stage doors and go home via their own two feet or the subway. not too many limos there.

Author:  kurinuku [ Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:02 am ]
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Dewar awards enable youngsters to develop their art
by PHIL MILLER for the Scotland Herald

Hannah-Mairi, from Ayr, who began dancing at the age of three, will study at the Sylvia Young school in London, for the next three years. She received £51,000 from the fund set up in memory of Donald Dewar, the late first minister and supporter of the arts.

published: July 27, 2005

Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:00 am ]
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A stepping stone to success
by VALERIE LAWSON for the Sydney Morning Herald

The scholarship is the richest ballet prize in Australia and marks a turning point for 16- and 17-year-olds, many of whom are on the brink of joining a full-time ballet school linked with a major ballet company, here or abroad.

published: August 1, 2005

Author:  LMCtech [ Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:04 pm ]
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Good news for Ballet San Jose's school.

Ballet S.J. school gets $30,000 grant

By the Mercury News

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has given a $30,000 grant to Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley School for scholarships.


Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Aug 12, 2005 12:14 pm ]
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Knowing a mission, staying on point
Harlem dance school relies on ballet luminaries to pass their lessons on to others
by CLAUDIA La ROCCO for the Chicago Tribune
Associated Press

The master class is part of a new initiative by DTH co-founder and artistic director Arthur Mitchell, who has invited a host of dance luminaries to teach during the annual six-week summer program, as part of his effort to provide opportunities for dancers of all backgrounds. Other guest artists are past New York City Ballet principals Jacques D'Amboise and Allegra Kent, former DTH principals Virginia Johnson and Lorraine Graves and former Martha Graham principal Mary Hinkson.

published August 1, 2005

Author:  kurinuku [ Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:42 pm ]
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5, 6, 7, 8
From city to city, young dance teams are doing the competition shuffle
by CHRIS McNAMARA, special to the ChicagoTribune

The members of Robert's Rebels Clogging Team, 12- to 17-year-old girls from Dayton, Ohio, are dressed as the ninjas. They flitter backstage, jittery feet amplified by tap shoes, until they are announced. Then they storm the stage to the opening notes of the disco hit "Kung Fu Fighting."

published August 7, 2005

Author:  LMCtech [ Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:25 am ]
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A short mention in the SF Chronicle.

ODC School appoints ballet head...

Author:  Gina Ness [ Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:57 am ]
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Augusta Moore :D ! She will be excellent!

Author:  kurinuku [ Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:54 am ]
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Learning as Fast as He Can

by TANGO TANNER for the New York Times

New York has lots of great dance studios: Steps, Broadway Dance Center, New Dance Group. The problem with great dance studios, I find, is that they are full of great dancers. Even the beginners' classes are loaded with Equity cards and triple pirouettes.

published: October 2, 2005

Author:  LMCtech [ Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:21 pm ]
Post subject:  From the Contra Costa Times

The Arts, Judith Prieve: 'Match Girl' strikes up thrill

Artistic director Helga Ishikata has tried to put the poignant tale of "The Little Match Girl" behind her, but each time she tries a new production, she misses it, and vows to stage it again.

So, for roughly the 15th year, the Delta Children's Ballet Theatre of Antioch will present the enchanting ballet based on the short Hans Christian Andersen story. After many months of rehearsals, the nonprofit children's troupe will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

"Every time I do it I say this is the last time, and then I miss it and bring it back," she said. "The children, they like doing it. They also have to act, they get to be characters; they really like it rather than just doing dancing."


Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:14 am ]
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Holland Dance Festival
Photographs by Chris Davis

Holland Dance Festival ran from October 27-November 13 in The Hague and encompassed a huge range of dance with 60 companies from all over the world performing and giving workshops in nine different venues across the city.

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