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Awards at the ABC include traineeships and scholarships to prestigious dance schools in the U.S. and abroad.
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As we near the date of this year's competition, we'd like to recognize some of last year's winners! 
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Who has dance bonded you with?
To clear out time to be together, a dance neophyte and his daughter start going to the ballet, and find their thing.
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See what goes on in the dressing room before a ballet performance:
The Australian Ballet's principal ballerina Lana Jones prepares for the opening night of Imperial Suite. On now in Sydney until 17 May, then Melbourne 20-28 Jun
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After losing costumes and sets to Hurricane Sandy, the Martha Graham Dance Company rebuilds, recreates and reinvents itself:
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FRANCESCA ZUMBO, Professor of Dance at the Paris Opera Ballet School and former "Première Danseuse" of the Paris Opera will be our 2014 GUEST MASTER TEACHER June 11-14, 2014. See her in action:
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Monaco's princess-funded ballet company is a true fairy tale story!

Jean-Christophe Maillot was given a free hand by Caroline, Princess of Hanover, to run Monaco's fledgling ballet company – he couldn't believe his luck, finds Judith Mackrell
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#TBT to Ana Victoria de Leon 13, in "Gamzatti's Variation". Pointe Centro de Danza, Panama in 2011.
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What do you use to prepare your shoes?
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ABC participants--You can find all you need to know about the competition here! Schedule, policies, etc will be e-mailed to participants by May 27.
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Why do you love to dance?
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FRANCESCA ZUMBO will be our 2014 GUEST MASTER TEACHER June 11-14, 2014. See her in action:
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IDEA is the umbrella organization for the American Ballet Competition and Int'l Dance Teachers' Seminars.
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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.