Have You Heard About All of the Changes at DANCERPALOOZA?
DancerPalooza, America's Largest Dance Festival, is moving to sunny SAN DIEGO, California from July 24-29, 2018.
Check out all of the NEW Intensives DancerPalooza has to offer this year!
FIVE – Teddy Forance. Talia Favia. Chaz Buzan. Martha Nichols. Lex Ishimoto. These are FIVE of the most innovative contemporary choreographers in the business. With their boundary-breaking styles, the FIVE will push contemporary dancers out of their comfort zone and into their full potential. (Ages 12-25)
THE TRAVIS WALL EXPERIENCE – This isn't just an Intensive, it's an all-around dance master class. Two-time Emmy Award Winner Travis Wall will give dancers the tools to develop, create and execute ideas in both choreography and performance. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind chance to spend a week with Travis Wall. (Ages 13-25)
NOIZEY – Hip-hop power couple, Randi Kemper and Hefa Tuita have invited the biggest names in the hip-hop world to help them teach dancers the fundamentals of hip-hop dance and the hottest new age styles. (Ages 11-25)
VIVA LA NIKA – Directed by international jazz-funk specialist Nika Kljun, this Intensive is specially tailored for dancers looking to break into the LA commercial dance scene. Nika teaches dancers how to love themselves, be themselves, and enjoy the moment while booking gigs with the biggest music artists in the world. (Ages 9-25)
AMERICAN TAP FESTIVAL – Dedicated to promoting and enhancing the classic art of tap dance, the American Tap Festival is focused on maintaining a supportive, global community for tap dancers of all ages and ability levels. Attendees can compete in the American Tap Championships or audition for the brand new tap dance company Loose Screws. (Ages 7-Adult)
PALOOZA PARTY – Back with new hosts Will Loftis, Nick Lazzarini and Taylor Sieve! Palooza Party is the ideal intensive for dancers ages 7-11 who want a week of amazing classes and a memorable summer of fun and friendships! (Ages 7-11)
ARIA – Aria returns with its dedication to complimenting studio training by concentrating on the fundamentals of technique. Dancers will get a taste of being in a professional ballet company with custom dance floors, ballet barres and mirrors. (Ages 9-25)
Don't worry, the things you loved about DancerPalooza are back, including BEAT STREET, which is FREE!
BEAT STREET is packed with over 100 dance vendors showcasing their newest items, offering exclusive discounts and doing tons of giveaways. Plus, on BEAT STREET you can see special performances throughout the entire weekend!
CRASH COURSE is back too! Can't spend the week with us? Come for the weekend and mix and match your styles and teachers. Choose from over 50 classes taught by the top choreographers in all genres.
We can't wait to see you this year at DancerPalooza in San Diego – July 24-29, 2018!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.
James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)
Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.