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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents The Sleeping Beauty featuring Russian National Ballet for two performances on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Tickets range from $19-$49.... READ ON

Who knew, that back in my childhood days when my parents signed me up for tap dance lessons with Henry LeTang and Phil Black, that I would have a lifelong obsession with tap? So when I heard that Australia’s The Tap Pack was coming to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ, I knew I had to secure a seat – and only because they are tap dancers. I’ve never heard of them previous to seeing their sizzle reel on YouTube.... READ ON

(RAHWAY, NJ) --  This dance series is truly an experience of expression. Bellydance, Step, Step- Fusion, Contemporary, Salsa, Afro-fusion, Hip Hop, Street Jazz and more are being presented in this incredible weekend of movement. Taken from the larger Culture Crawl Arts and Music Festival, hosted every September in Rahway, the Culture Crawl Dance Series is a pull out of the larger festival, showcasing dances of many different genres.  It takes place March 5-7 at the Hamilton Stage.... READ ON

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Fans everywhere are enjoying the pre-Celtic to modern-day music and culture Rhythm of the Dance brings to their energetic two-hour concerts. See the flailing feet and futuristic dances, the fervent fiddles, the eye-catching lighting and costumes, and the sensational sound effects of this Irish step dance troupe, which visits the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts  on Saturday, March 7 with performances at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.... READ ON

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Under the artistic direction of Maureen Glennon Clayton, moe-tion dance theater will present an evening of work as part of Centenary Stage Company’s 2019-2020 performing arts season, Saturday, March 7 at 8:00pm, in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mexico's cultural ambassadors, Ballet Folclorico Nacional de Mexico de Silvia Lozano, perform at MPAC on Friday, March 13 at 8:00pm.  They are an institution tasked with the dissemination, preservation and promotion of the Culture of Mexico, both at home and abroad. Tickets range from $29-$59.... READ ON

​​​​​​​(HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) -- Robert Mark Burke, 10 Hairy Legs company member, has been awarded a 2020 Individual Artist Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.... READ ON

The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company has been approved for a $10,000 Challenge America grant to support Year of the Golden Rat Celebration. This project will support the presentation of the Company's production that will tour throughout the NY and NJ area. Overall, the National Endowment for the Arts has approved 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million in the first round of fiscal year 2020 funding to support arts projects across the country. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company is one of 145 Challenge America grants included in this announcement.... READ ON

(GLASSBORO, NJ) -- He’s been called “the most profound choreographer of his idiom” by The New York Times. Rennie Harris matches street dance with unexpected beats to challenge the boundaries and definitions of hip-hop. His company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, brings Nuttin' But A Word to Rowan University on February 22 at 8:00pm as part of the 19|20 Marie Rader Presenting Series.... READ ON

(ELIZABETH, NJ) -- 10 Hairy Legs will provide the Dance to Learn program to all second grade students at Winfield Scott School #2 in Elizabeth, NJ in February and March 2020. The Creative Movement Residency includes 14 consecutive weekly classes/42 sessions during the school day taught to 65 students by 10 Hairy Legs Company Member and Teaching Artist Derek Crescenti. ... READ ON

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