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(HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) -- 10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company has announced that Judith Leone has been unanimously elected to its Board of Trustees, effective immediately.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced new dance performances, including shows by Parsons Dance, State Ballet Theater of Ukraine, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.... READ ON

American Repertory Ballet has put an excerpt from the company's performance of Giselle online.  First presented in France, 1841, this ballet in two acts remains a beloved classic due to its exquisite beauty and transcendent themes of love and forgiveness. ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) --  The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has announced a first-time, long-distance collaboration with Dancing Wheels, our nation’s first professional dance company led by wheelchair dance master, Mary Verdi Fletcher, to serve students with multiple disabilities at the A Harry Moore Laboratory School. The A Harry Moore School is one of a few public schools in New Jersey serving mostly low-income students with multiple disabilities who are difficult to be placed in a normal school environment.  ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Much has shifted during this extraordinary time. A few months ago, Nimbus had hoped to begin a new chapter with the opening of the Nimbus Arts Center at the end of May. Although the Grand Opening is postponed, Nimbus’ commitment to transforming Jersey City cannot wait, especially for their young people.... READ ON

(FORT LEE, NJ) -- Every weekday at noon (EST), Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company offers a free 1-hour company class online via Zoom.  Classes are open to all dancers and you can meet the artists after the class ends. For the week of May 4th, the schedule of teachers includes: Monday: Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral); Tuesday: Peiju Chien-Pott (Graham); Wednesday: Yuka Notsuka (Contemporary); Thursday: Potri Ranka Mantis (Philippine Moro); and Friday: Greta Campo (Kinetic Spiral).... READ ON

(RIDGEWOOD, NJ) -- Dance studios—like most arts-based businesses and communities in New Jersey—are on hiatus as society responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. But HeART in Motion in Ridgewood is keeping its community intact through online instruction utilizing video conferencing software.... READ ON

(LIVINGSTON, NJ) --  Grooves Unlimited Dance Studio has launched Online Learning Studio to keep kids dancing at home. Offering the highest quality Hip-Hop and Tap Dance training in the North Jersey area, Grooves Unlimited Dance Studio was serving approximately 350 Groovers on a weekly basis before they closed their doors on March 13, 2020.  ... READ ON

Through his company Nimbus Dance, Samuel Pott choreographs new work, such as the recent premiere of “Falling Sky” at NJPAC, and provides dance education to 4,000 students in Jersey City. As the founder and artistic director of Nimbus, Pott has also choreographed a bold new move: the creation of a permanent home for the company at The Lively in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District. Located on the ground floors of a new luxury apartment complex, the Nimbus Arts Center at The Lively includes studio and rehearsal space, a 150-seat theater, and administrative offices. The center will also house new partnerships focusing on arts education and the visual arts with St. Peter’s University and Pro Arts Jersey City.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Recognized by U.S. Congress as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” the beloved Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ends its current 21-city tour at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark for a three-day engagement over Mother's Day Weekend, May 8-10. Led by artistic director Robert Battle, Ailey’s 32 renowned dancers will elevate a legacy of innovation and excellence in artistry with diverse works by preeminent choreographers.... READ ON

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