Swans for Relief

This is beautiful.

Organized by Misty Copeland, 32 prima ballerinas from 22 dance companies in 14 countries combine to sequentially perform The Dying Swan in support of Swans for Relief. 100% of the funds raised will be distributed to each dancer’s company’s COVID-19 relief fund, or other arts/dance-based relief fund in the event that a company is not set up to receive donations. To donate please visit Swans for Relief

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Scalora DanceSport Is Going Live!

Scalora DanceSport is premiering the following live videos on Facebook! Click the hyperlinks to RSVP and set up reminders or visit the Scalora DanceSport Facebook page to join the conversations.

Interview with Tatsiana Lahvinovich

Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00PM EST

Interview with Vladimir Karpov 

Saturday, May 16 at 2PM EST

Open Mic Night with Andrea Zaramella

Sunday, May 17 at 8PM EST

Ask your questions live during the Facebook Live broadcast or

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DanceSport in the Age of Coronavirus – Stay United Episode 1

Shelter in place…social distancing… we all are doing our part to help stop the spread Coronavirus. During this difficult period many feel the pain of loneliness and isolation. Igor Golovach and Alessandro Scalora combined their talents and resources to remind us that although we may be physically apart, it is possible and important to remain connected to one another. In their new documentary series, Stay United, Igor and Alessandro invite dance industry professionals

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To Tan or Not to Tan

If you’re a serious competitive DanceSport athlete you embrace a lot of fake stuff… eyelashes, hair pieces, padding in places that need it and of course, the pièce de résistance: the fake tan. No need to worry as you find a place on the dance floor for your first dance. You haven’t mistakenly stumbled into an Oompah-Loompah convention. You are indeed at a ballroom dance competition.

Ballroom dancing is an aesthetic sport, which means in addition to executing routines as

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Just Say Oui

A week or so before my first competition, I was having lunch with an old friend who also happens to be a ballroom dancer. As we parted ways and headed to our respective cars, she hollered, “merde!” from across the parking lot. I immediately stopped short of my next step and scanned the ground in front of me. When I realized the coast was clear, I lifted my foot behind me and craned my neck over my shoulder to see if I had already inadvertently sullied the sole of my shoe. Loosely translated

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