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Joe Lanteri Tapped To Help Lead Steps on Broadway

The iconic New York City dance studio Steps on Broadway has a new leader coming on board: Joe Lanteri. The New York City Dance Alliance founder will be Steps’ new co-owner and executive director. “For me, it’s a big full circle,” says Lanteri, who used to take class at Steps when he first moved to […]

The Best Moments from Last Night's NYCDAF "Bright Lights Shining Stars" Gala

The annual New York City Dance Alliance Foundation fundraising gala, “Bright Lights Shining Stars,” is usually a star-studded affair. But last night’s 2017 event proved to be extra epic, thanks to tons of superb performances and appearances by some of Broadway’s best—and most legendary—dancers. The evening, held as a fundraiser for NYCDAF’s college scholarship mission, […]

The Most Influential People of 2011

The year 2011 was filled with show-stopping onstage moments and exciting offstage drama. Whether you were captivated by New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns’ 32 fouettés in Swan Lake or danced along in your seat as Sutton Foster led the Broadway cast of Anything Goes through a series of time steps, there’s no doubt […]

Talent Abounds at NYCDAF's "Destiny Rising" Gala

If there’s one thing NYCDA Executive Director Joe Lanteri knows how to do, it’s make dreams come true. This was obvious at last night’s New York City Dance Alliance Foundation Gala, “Destiny Rising,” at The Joyce Theater. It was an evening of passionate performance by tons of crazy-talented dancers, many of whom grew up as self-proclaimed “NYCDA babies.” […]

My Top Highlights from NYCDA Nationals

Oh my goodness, you guys: What a crazy, jam-packed, INCREDIBLE week it’s been here in NYC! New York City Dance Alliance finished up its Nationals last night with an epic closing gala, capping off nine days of workshop classes and competition. And talk about talent! I’m still kind of overwhelmed by all of the amazing […]

Get Your Destiny Rising Tickets Today!

Here at DS, our love for all-things New York City Dance Alliance is no secret. We live for the competition’s annual Nationals gala, we’re in the audience cheering (possibly the loudest…) at each of the NYCDA Foundation’s yearly shows and we have no shame telling the world about our crushes on Joe Lanteri (those blazers! […]

My Top 5 Moments From The New York City Dance Alliance Gala

To most of my friends, summer means days on the beach applying sunscreen and reading magazines. To me, summer brings long nights in chilly convention ballrooms, taking frantic notes about this year’s up-and-coming, OMG-we-have-to-feature-them dancers. And I wouldn’t have it any other way: Nationals season is my favorite time of the dance year. One of the […]