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Showbiz Competitions-2010

March 29th, 2010

Showbiz Competitions
Showbiz is a member of the Federation of Dance Competitions.

The purpose of the FDC is to enhance the competition experience by normalizing rules, simplifying competition experience as well as consistently insuring safe events. They serve as a forum for the consistent application of ethical standards relating to competition. These standards are rooted in the best mutual, and not exclusive, interests of all students, parents and studio teachers.

Showbiz has been in the industry for over 20 years and this competition is for intermediate to advanced students.

Showbiz Festival

Showbiz Festival

Here are some of the changes for the 2010 season:

  • A unified web site for all the competitions and events
  • Finals are back with refined levels
  • Expanded venues for the competition
  • 10 additional performances has been added.

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American Dance Festival-2010

March 8th, 2010

American Dance Festival
The 77th season of the American Dance Festival is to be held at Durham performing Arts Centre and Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater from June 10th to July 24th, 2010. The season line up will be announced on Friday, March 19th , 2010.

American Dance Festival
American Dance Festival

• build wider national and international audiences
• enhance public understanding and appreciation of the art form
• provide a scientific base for training of young dancers
• encourage the creation of new modern dance by established  choreographers
• preserve our modern dance through presentation of classic works and archival efforts

The ADF remains one of the leading arts organizations in the United States. In 2009 it presented 30 works, 13 companies, eight world premieres, five company debuts, four reconstructed works, and a mini-festival of work. At the ADF School, over 423 students , 50 faculty and musicians observed, labored, and created one of the world’s best fertile environments. Twenty-seven countries and 38 states represented the festival which encompasses a variety of educational paths.

The ADF remains committed to serving the needs of dance, dancers, choreographers and dance professionals. The Festival’s programs have been expanded and altered to help accommodate the changes in the field. The latest curriculum includes classes in dance medicine, body therapies, as well as repertory, composition and all the major dance styles and techniques.  There are also professional workshops offered in teaching and performance, as well as a special program for younger dance students.

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Ohio Dance Festival-2010

March 4th, 2010

Ohio Dance Festival
OhioDance has announced a new award recognizing outstanding festival comprising middle to high school level dance student. Nominations are accepted based on their abilities and contributions in a number of areas. Awards will be given at the Annual Ohio Dance Festival, May 15 and 16, 2010 at Oberlin College.

In 1976 the organization began as Association of Ohio Dance Companies by representatives from 16 dance companies in Ohio. Later the organization changed its name to Ohio Dance in 1984.

Ohio Dance Festival

Ohio Dance Festival

OhioDance is a statewide organization that inclusively supports the practice of dancing. It’s goals are:
• Recognize and communicate the social, and educational value of dance to all.
• Serve as a source of relevant information and resources for diverse statewide constituencies.
• Promote standards and opportunities in the field of dance.
• Showcase the richness and diversity of dance by facilitating presentations.

At OhioDance’s annual festival you can meet with dance colleagues and enjoy a smorgasbord of classes, roundtables, workshops, and performances representing the state’s broad and diverse dance field. Regional children’s dance festivals help dance studios and school programs share their work and reach young audiences.

OhioDance assist and supports dance educators in their efforts to provide students with learning opportunities and, recognizes the need for information that relates directly to the daily practice and future realization of dance education.

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