Tag: canada

Happy Canada Day!

We salute you, neighbors to the North! Canada has given us tremendously talented dancers (Hi Emma Portner! Hi Tate McRae!) and mind-bendingly awesome companies (What up, Kidd Pivot, RUBBERBANDance Group, BJM Danse, Ballet BC, the National Ballet of Canada…need we go on?). Oh, and have we mentioned the competition studios that seem to win everything, […]

Get a Global Education

Do you love the edgy contemporary dance scenes in Europe and Canada? Many international colleges offer dance degrees roughly equivalent to the American BFA—and those degrees can often be completed in three years instead of four. So grab your passports: We’ve rounded up some of the top dance programs for international study. A student in […]

You Should Know: Tate McRae

To say that 11-year-old Tate McRae is multitalented would be a huge understatement. Her boundless flexibility and impressive control earned her the Dance Awards’ 2013 Mini Best Dancer title, a Capezio Athlete sponsorship and a spot on the 2014 Dancerpalooza Beat Squad. But Tate also excels as an actress (she does several voices for the […]

Canadian Invasion

Canadian Dance Company (photo courtesy Break the Floor Productions) A few years ago, Canadian dancers and schools started making big waves at competitions and conventions across the U.S. Fast-forward to the 2014 Dance Awards Nationals in NYC: Roughly one-third of the Best Dancer finalists were from Canadian studios, and about half of the highest-scoring group […]