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(EAST HANOVER, NJ) -- Jersey Tap Fest, NJ's sole dance festival featuring world-class tap faculty and extravaganza, celebrates its ninth year, August 9-12, with classes at Nicole's Broadway Dance Company in East Hanover and a performance at The Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. The expanding 4-day festival offers a full menu of over 50 beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in tap, improvisation, body percussion, hip-hop, music theory and more. ... READ ON

(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- Hackensack Performing Arts Center and BergenDanceMakers present STILL/MOVING on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.  Both performances take place at 7:30pm in the Hackensack Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15/$20.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage reinvents the popular movie as a stage musical at Mayo Performing Arts Center for three shows, Saturday, June 23 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm and Sunday, June 24 at 3:00pm. Tickets range from $59-$99.  ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Freespace Dance and Donna Scro-Samori returns to Merseles Studios when Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents A Woman's Movement, a multimedia performance celebrating women, femininity, and the strength and connection of women. Performances take place Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th at 8:00pm.... READ ON

(HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) -- 10 Hairy Legs, the all male repertory dance company, dèbuts at Baryshnikov Arts Center for its sixth consecutive New York Season for four performances June 7 -10. The program features World Premieres by Bessie Award Nominee and company member Nicholas Sciscione, and Yin Yue.  Works by Al Blackstone, Raja Feather Kelly and Christopher Williams complete the program. Sciscione will perform his solo work and Ofer Pelz his original composition at all performances. ... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) --  National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Sharron Miller's Academy for the Performing Arts (SMAPA) to support in-school dance education residencies in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey. The Art Works category is the NEA's largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Out of Bounds on Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00pm.  It's an evening of high-caliber modern dance celebrating innovative New Jersey and New York choreographers by some of the leading dance companies and dancers in the region. The event takes place at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City.... READ ON

It’s finally feeling like Spring outside Princeton, NJ’s McCarter Theatre Center this Friday, April 20, 2018 evening where dance lovers are excitedly making their way inside to experience the American Repertory Ballet’s performance of Generations: Influences from the Modern Age, a triple bill of critically acclaimed works by José Limón, Gerald Arpino, and Douglas Martin.... READ ON

(WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Artistry and storytelling through dance is in store at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre as the Mercer Dance Ensemble (MDE) performs “Escapades” for two shows only: Saturday, May 5 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 6 at 2:00pm. Presented by the MCCC Theatre/Dance Program, the concert features current students, dance alumni and MCCC dance faculty. ... READ ON

(FORDS, NJ) -- Join New Jersey’s premier Spanish Dance & Flamenco dance company, the critically acclaimed Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, on Sunday, May 20 from 2:30pm to 6:00pm (rain date: Saturday, June 3) as it transports you, your friends and family to the famous Spanish fair, La Feria de Sevilla at the Parker Press Park (located at 428 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ). Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Spain.  Admission to this colorful and exciting festival is free!... READ ON

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