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(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Roxey Ballet kicked off National Dance Week (April 20-28) with a moving Celebrating Diversity performance that weaved monologues with dance, music and projected images. It was performed for special needs students in Hamilton Township and the response was enthusiastic as the students cheered and clapped and some even took the stage to dance with the performers. The administration was also moved by the performance and the student reaction. ... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Casey Morrison, a senior from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, will receive a Governor’s Award for Arts Education: Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance. Awarded students and Leaders will be honored at the Trenton War Memorial on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Enjoy a weekend of fabulous ballet when New Jersey Ballet performs two events at Mayo Performing Arts Center in May. On Saturday, May 19 at 8:00pm, the company presents The Bard's Ballet's: Romeo and Juliet and MacBeth.  Then on Sunday, May 20 at 1:30pm and 4:30pm, the family favorite Cinderella takes the stage. ... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30pm at Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $29-$59.... READ ON

Development, a dance piece choreographed and performed by Raritan Valley Community College student Nathan Forster, was adjudicated by a panel of nationally recognized dance professionals at the American College Dance Conference, held March 14-18 at Montclair State University.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for their 20th annual performance run on Mother's Day Weekend from May 11-13. The three-show celebration is the culmination of the Company's 21-city North American tour. Artistic Director Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 extraordinary dancers as they continue the Company's legacy of using the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition to uplift, unite, and enlighten. Three diverse and exciting programs spotlighting premieres and new productions by influential choreographic voices will inspire audiences at Prudential Hall, all closing with a stirring finale of Alvin Ailey's always must-see American masterpiece, Revelations.... READ ON

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- The Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey (HDNJ) presents its 46th Anniversary Taverna Night Dinner Dance, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Kimisis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church, 20 Hillcrest Road in Holmdel, NJ. Beginning at 6:30pm, attendees will enjoy a full Greek dinner buffet and desserts, Greek and popular music, and a special performance and fashion show by the Hellenic Dancers of New Jersey. ... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) --  New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble (NJDTE) will celebrate its 49th anniversary season and its third year in Summit at its downtown home on Springfield Ave. In June 2015, NJDTE opened its new 9000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility in Summit and has been expanding its renowned programming and visibility as a top training ground for serious pre-professional dancers in the New Jersey and Metro-New York Area. ... READ ON

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- The Atlantic City Ballet will be returning in April to Atlantic City to end their 35th season by presenting two ballets of Shakespeare’s best known works that each speak to audiences with themes of love, both comedic and passionate. First up is a performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream on April 14 at 7:00pm. One of Shakespeare’s best-known comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a ballet about the transforming power of love. Based on William Shakespeare’s comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures, of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies, the ballet, through its themes of reality versus illusion, displays love in all its guises. ... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Enjoy a dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history when Dancin’ Broadway comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 28 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $29=$69.... READ ON

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