What’s Your Dance Spirit Animal?
Dec 26, 2014 by

Let’s talk about spirit animals. You’ll find them in cultures around the world, from Africa to North America. These totems … Continue reading

A DS Christmas Wish
Dec 25, 2014 by

We wish you a merry Christmas, a happy belated-Hanukkah and a joyous early-Kwanzaa! If you’re celebrating today, we hope you’ve … Continue reading

What We Learned from “city.ballet.” Season 2, Episode 8
Dec 24, 2014 by

Season 2 of “city.ballet.”—the AOL On series that gives an insider’s look at New York City Ballet—is live now! We’re … Continue reading

Hip-Hop Video Break: Meet Anthony Lee
Dec 23, 2014 by

When we describe hip hop, we tend to use adjectives like hard-hitting, fierce, swag-tastic, boss, ratchet, sick, ill, turnt…you get … Continue reading

Why Do You Dance?
Dec 22, 2014 by

We know that dance is a way to communicate without words. And sometimes it feels like the only way to … Continue reading

Underground Dance Party
Dec 21, 2014 by

Ahh NYC in December… Christmas movies—from Miracle on 34th Street to Elf—tell us it’s the most magical place on earth … Continue reading

The Wonderful History of Balanchine’s Nutcracker
Dec 20, 2014 by

I used to be one of those crazy people who danced in 500 performances of The Nutcracker every year. Now … Continue reading


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