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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 27, 2015

You can go to a free dance party that won’t bother the neighbors or see a musical about learning the power of compassion.

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Ballet Programs Look For More Boys To Step Up To The Barre

It takes two to dance a pas de deux, but demand for the male half of the duex far outstrips supply. Many schools and ballet programs offer special classes and steep discounts to male students.
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At Farm To Ballet, Watch Vermont's Cows And Tomatoes Do Arabesques

A dance troupe is performing the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall, told through reinterpretations of classical choreography.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 14, 2015

You can see a modern rock opera or check out a burlesque performance set to live music.

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Ballet Dancer Dies In London Motorbike Accident

38-year-old British dancer Jonathan Ollivier was killed on Sunday, hours before a scheduled performance.
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Virginia Ballroom Dancers Twirl Their Way To The Top

We take a spin around the dance floor with Rose-Ann and Mike Lynch of Fredericksburg, Va., retired Marines who've become ballroom dancing.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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Rediscovering The Thrill Of George Balanchine's New York City Ballet

Lloyd Schwartz discusses the timeless appeal of the late choreographer George Balanchine. "[He] was our Shakespeare. ... watching a Balanchine ballet is like watching music come alive," he says.
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You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

Ortega is one of the most sought after choreographers in showbiz. He has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Zac Efron and is responsible for some of Hollywood's most memorable dance scenes.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 15, 2015

You can see a dance program that speaks to the subjective experience of women or take a trip down memory lane with a hands-on, historical exhibit.

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