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The best dance performances and dance events in NYC

Compagnie XY: Il N’est Pas Encore Minuit

Compagnie XY: Il N’est Pas Encore Minuit

Acrobats from Lille, France, explore the quest for balance in a poetic neocirque show

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Midsummer Night Swing in NYC guide
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Midsummer Night Swing in NYC guide

Dance your heart out at Lincoln Center's three-week festival

The top salsa dancing classes in NYC
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The top salsa dancing classes in NYC

Get fired up at the best salsa dancing classes in NYC—you’ll master shimmies and body rolls in no time

Dance classes for adults
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Dance classes for adults

Get moving and grooving whatever your skill level with these dance classes

Critics’ picks: Dance

Ballet Festival

Ballet Festival

The Joyce presents a festival devoted to contemporary ballet dancers and choreographers who work outside of the large-company model

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New Dance Theatre: Asylum

New Dance Theatre: Asylum

Ilan Ben-Yehuda and Shannon Stowe direct a dance-theater work devoted to questions of mental illness, stigma and compassion

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Victory Dance

Victory Dance

In an offshoot of its kids’ summer programming, the New Vic presents major dance companies in $10 smorgasbord performances

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AGA Collaborative: win. place. show.

AGA Collaborative: win. place. show.

A dance collective that explores long-distance collaboration—perforce, since it is based in both New Mexico and North Carolina—visits New York with a work that looks at the pressure to be productive.

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Secrets and Seawalls

Secrets and Seawalls

Kinesis Project teams with the South Street Seaport Museum to stage a piece aboard the Wavertree, a restored 1885 cargo ship. Choreographer Melissa Riker and architect Lee H. Skolnick collaborate on the work, which explores questions of power and physical structure.

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Ballet Inc.: The Series: Vol. III

Ballet Inc.: The Series: Vol. III

Ballet Inc.'s contemporary-dance festival showcases emerging dance companies and choreographers. This edition includes works by six artists and groups.

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Top dance stories

Twyla Tharp tells us about her 50th Anniversary Tour
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Twyla Tharp tells us about her 50th Anniversary Tour

The superstar choreographers who make the leap into the pop culture

Exclusive: Watch a behind-the-scenes video from Broadway's An American in Paris
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Exclusive: Watch a behind-the-scenes video from Broadway's An American in Paris

The most exciting new offering for dance fans has been An American in Paris

Leanne Cope trades in the Royal Ballet for Broadway
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Leanne Cope trades in the Royal Ballet for Broadway

The ballerina stars in An American in Paris, directed by Christopher Wheeldon

Ralph Lemon reflects on his multiplatform work Scaffold Room
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Ralph Lemon reflects on his multiplatform work Scaffold Room

There’s something infinitely puckish about Ralph Lemon

Dance in pictures

Take a look at Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's daring new performance #negrophobia
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Take a look at Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's daring new performance #negrophobia

The Detroit native and performance art explorer makes a poetic foray into identity and erotic anxiety

Let your heart leap at these images of Batsheva's Young Ensemble in Decadance
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Let your heart leap at these images of Batsheva's Young Ensemble in Decadance

Ohad Naharin's legendary company sends in an impressive team with a work that reveals the joy of generational change

See photos from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's latest image-rich work
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See photos from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's latest image-rich work

Take a look as the Taiwanese company visits BAM with the video-saturated Rice

Check out pictures of the Evening of Colombian Dance in Battery Park
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Check out pictures of the Evening of Colombian Dance in Battery Park

The Battery Dance Festival took viewers on a dance-filled vacation to South America, all without leaving New York harbor

Try to keep from dancing while looking at DanceBrazil’s 2015 season
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Try to keep from dancing while looking at DanceBrazil’s 2015 season

The 30-year-old company returns to the Joyce Theater for a program about brotherhood

Stunning sunset images from the Battery Dance Festival
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Stunning sunset images from the Battery Dance Festival

Five companies danced the night away in front of the Statue of Liberty