Dance World News (Feb. 23, 2017)

We open with a bit of sad news as the president continues to express his intent to cut the NEA, which not only funds the arts and various dance companies, but also provides aid to news outlets like PBS and NPR.


Happy 150th birthday to the Boston Conservatory. Relive some of the prestigious school’s history and learn more about its exciting winter and spring lineup.

New research shows that dance training can lead to mental health problems including psychological inflexibility, anxiety and depression.

Take a break from Dance Moms and binge-watch Kelly Ripa’s Youtube reality series Joffrey Elite. The show follows 10 dancers at the Joffrey Ballet School who enter dance competitions. The series will release new episodes every week for the next four months-goodbye weekend plans, hello bed, sweats and popcorn!


Meet Russell Janzen, the New York City Ballet’s newest principal!

Looking to cross-train? Swimming, running and rowing are among the best cardio workouts for dancers. Get your gym shoes on!



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