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YAGP 2014

Youth America Grand Prix

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. On April 9th, the Final Round competition of the prestigious Youth American Grand Prix will take place at Lincoln Center in New York City. YAGP, the world’s largest ballet competition, culminates annually to award …

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Dance Bag Essentials

Capezio Dance Bag

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. With a busy dance schedule of classes and rehearsals at the studio, and then tech, dress and performances at the theater, it may sometimes feel like you live out of your dance bag. …

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Jaimee and Travis Tuft, A Pair in Dance and in Life

Ballroom dancers Jaimee and Travis Tuft

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. The Beginning "Neither of us saw each other as something special,” says Jaimee Tuft of her current husband and dancing partner, Travis Tuft. When they first met as teenagers at ballroom summer camp, Jaimee …

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Capezio darling Anami Thomas follows in her parents’ footsteps

Child model Anami Thomas

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Six-year-old Anami Thomas might have just started dancing three years ago but there is no doubt that if she puts her mind to it, she can be just as successful as her all-star parents. …

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Capezio Athlete, ballroom dancer Vard Margaryan

Ballroom dancers

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. From Armenia to New York City, Capezio Athlete Vard Margaryan is taking up some major ballroom dancing real estate, and showing no signs of slowing down. Well versed in not only ballroom, but a …

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2014 Capezio A.C.E Awards – Applications Now Open

Erica Sobol, Capezio A.C.E Awards

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Since 2009, The Capezio A.C.E Awards have increasingly become a prestigious platform for choreographers to present their work. With winners such as Travis Wall and Peter Chu, the Awards are very competitive, and highly …

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How to Protect Your Feet for Pointe

Ouch Pouch®

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. Ballerinas know that finding the right accessories to support their work en pointe is extremely important. In some cases it can mean the difference between a productive rehearsal and one that is lost in …

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My Child Has Dance Class “Stage Fright” – What Do I Do?

stage fright

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Dance class can be a joyous place – music, cute outfits, movement expression and friends. It can also be a “scary” place of unfamiliarity, especially for little ones – no parents, new grown-ups, …

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I’ve just graduated from college dance …now what do I do?

Graduating from college dance

By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. 1. Define Success What does success look and feel like to you? Write a personal mission statement (there are lots of templates available online) and reference it often. Be honest about what makes …

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Jared Grimes working on new Tupac musical

Jared Grimes

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Tap icon and Capezio Athlete Jared Grimes is always busy working on projects all across New York and beyond, and 2014 is no exception. Dance Informa spoke to Jared behind stage in the midst …

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