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Get a glimpse of Cuba's legendary ballerinas with these breathtaking photos:
Cuba is home to some of the world's best ballet dancers. Photographer Omar Robles gives us a glimpse into their world.
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The Royal Ballet takes a step closer to equality with the beginning of its new season.
Alongside new productions by Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Javier de Frutos, Crystal Pite becomes the first woman to create work for the Royal Ballet since 1999. It’s another encouraging step by a ballet industry slowly embracing the 21st century and nurturing new talent
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This gifted teen is taking her city by storm!
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The art and beauty of the ballet starts long before the first dance...

The soundtrack helps, obviously, but there is art behind the art of ballet. Here’s a backstage look at the Oregon Ballet Theatre where you see the moments leading up to the big show. From practices on the stage to getting ready inside the dressing room to the set up of the stage and the costumes and the flair, it’s a neat perspective at how a show gets made.
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Misty Copeland is at it again! Learn how she is helping young dancers expand their own ballet training:

Misty Copeland is one of Variety’s Power of Women New York honorees. For more profiles on the honorees, click here. “I took my first ballet class on a basketball court at the Boys & Girls…
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Registration for the 2016 American Ballet Competition ends TOMORROW! Sign up today:
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Be sure to mark your calendars for the Bournonville Workshop led by Dinna Bjorn on June 13-18!
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See what awards and scholarships are being offered for the winners of our competition in June:
Awards. American Ballet Competition (ABC), in collaboration with professional companies and schools, awards apprenticeships, traineeships and scholarships for the academic school year and summer intensives. Traineeships and scholarships are awarded by representatives of the awarding company or ...
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What's one tip you would give someone who has never danced before? Share with us here!
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What's your most memorable performance or experience as a dancer?
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You don't see ballet being grouped with football and rugby too often, but this is an important exception!

A new study points to using biobanding for ballet. The researchers behind the study point to a new approach to training known as 'bio-banding', something that groups individuals by their biological rather than chronological age and is growing in prominence for other sports including football and rugby. The researchers also stress the pivotal role of the teacher at this time and how the provision of further education for dance teachers regarding t...
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IDEA is the umbrella organization for the American Ballet Competition and Int'l Dance Teachers' Seminars.
Introduction
The American Ballet Competition is a competition with a difference. It exposes contestants to international guest teachers through master classes, coaching/staging sessions and unmatched opportunities to be viewed by professional dance directors. Awards include traineeships and scholarships to prestigious dance schools in the U.S. and abroad. It is conducted in an educational, positive and organized atmosphere that promotes the artistic and technical growth of all participants and provides valuable insights and reality checks that address each contestant’ s professional expectations.

IDEA’s International Dance Teacher Seminars recognize that the future of dance depends upon great teachers. In keeping with its commitment to the continuing education and development of dance teachers, IDEA presents master pedagogues representing the major classical dance styles. Seminars provide teachers from private and professional dance schools, colleges and universities opportunities to enhance and inspire their teaching skills. Basic understanding of student development through class progression, technique, musicality, dance history and artistry are among the subjects comprehensively covered.