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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- American Repertory Ballet hosted its annual Gala, themed Pride and Prejudice: An Evening of Timeless Elegance, on Saturday, on March 25, 2017, at 6:30pm at the Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, N.J. “Our annual gala was a great success,” says Board Chair Charles Metcalf. “We honored two outstanding individuals who have greatly contributed to the arts in their unique way. Attendees enjoyed an elegant evening at the Heldrich, complete with dinner and dancing.”... READ ON

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- The Academic Theatre and Dance program at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will combine storytelling, dance and music in the spell-binding production “Blood Wedding.” Wildly popular in its day and still performed regularly in Latin countries, this Spanish classic comes to Kelsey Theatre in April. Written by Federico Garcia Lorca, “Blood Wedding” premiered in Madrid in 1933 and was an overnight sensation. It was performed around the world, including on Broadway. Incorporating song, chant, poetry, music, and rhythm, with action and sets that are highly symbolic and stylized, the show explores universal themes of love and death, family bonds and rigid societal laws that can lead to tragedy.... READ ON

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- American Repertory Ballet will host a panel discussion, "Dancing Your Way into College," as part of its On Pointe enrichment series on Friday, April 28, 2017 at at 5:15 pm. This event will be held at ARB’s Princeton studio. The event is free and open to the public.... READ ON

(DEAL PARK, NJ) -- The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) has begun a series of Masterclasses at the theater featuring some of the most popular choreographers and teachers from the internationally renowned Broadway Dance Center (BDC) of New York City. In March, Luis Salgado (Broadway’s “In the Heights” and “On Your Feet”) and Lane Napper (TV’s “Suddenly Susan” and “Victorious”) each conducted Masterclasses for 35 local young performers. APAC, a recent grant recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, is expanding its educational offerings to provide supplementary training for local dance and musical theater performers in the area. ... READ ON

(FORT LEE, NJ) -- BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM), a non-profit professional dance theatre company, returns to New Jersey to premiere its new Out & About series program, Poetry Moves, created in honor of National Poetry Month to spotlight various modalities of poetic communication. This entertaining, family friendly program will be presented at the Fort Lee Public Library on Sunday, April 30 from 2:00pm-3:00 p.m.  The event is FREE and open to the public. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, hosts its annual performance and gala benefit at New Jersey’s premiere performing arts center, NJPAC, Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Five of Dorfman’s versatile dancers will present the world premiere of Unfolding—created by senior company member and teaching artist Ae-Soon Kim, the fourth dancer in the company’s history to have this opportunity. Dorfman’s enchanting Dance/Stories and the acclaimed ensemble work Sextet will be restaged for the gala celebration.... READ ON

(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Roxey Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent contemporary dance company, presents "Cinderella" on May 6 and 7. One of the most loved stories of all time, this classical, family-friendly production is accessible to all audiences. ... READ ON

(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Roxey Ballet has announced that artist George C. Berry will be joining the ballet as a company dancer. ... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The high-energy dance/variety show Rhythmic Circus: “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30pm.  Armed with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, Rhythmic Circus bursts onto the stage in a joyous celebration of genre-hopping music and percussive dance that will have you jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat! Tickets range from $29 - $69.... READ ON

(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- From June 26 to June 30, world-renowned artist Seyong Kim will join the Mill Ballet School as a guest faculty member for Summer Dance 2017. Mr. Kim will instruct the week-long "Ballet Technique Intensive" course.... READ ON

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