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New York City Ballet new leadership Wendy Whelan and Jonathan Stafford - photo: Christopher Lane

After a Tumultuous Time, NYCB Announces its New Directors

It's been a pretty tumultuous year for New York City Ballet. Now with the announcement of former principal dancers Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan taking over the company, we are hoping this will be a positive turning point for the famed company.

Let's take a step back and see how they...

Gents: Finally a Pointe Shoe Made for You

Gents: Finally a Pointe Shoe Made for You

When most people think of ballet, they most likely think of delicate ladies on their toes in pointe shoes. But that's not necessarily true - male ballet dancers are a hugely important part of the art form. Traditionally, men perform roles that included carrying the Prima ballerinas around and sho...

"Oklahoma" is Back on Broadway - With a Dark Twist

"Oklahoma!" is Back on Broadway - With a Dark Twist

Oklahoma! is one of the most recognizable and beloved classic musicals in the history of Broadway - and there's an intriguing and re-imagined version that will be hitting the stage this Spring. Directed by experimental theater guru Daniel Fish (known for unique Shakespeare interpretations and pro...

Gregory Hines

Gregory Hines to Be Honored by USPS

Standing in line at the Post Office just got a little more exciting.

Last week, the United States Postal Service announced that they will be releasing a stamp commemorating the late tap dancer Gregory Hines. His stamp, which will be available for purchase at local post offices and...

Melanie Hamrick

The Ultimate Rock Ballet is Rolling Out This Year

It's not unusual to see classical ballet being performed to non-classical music. Over the last twenty years, it's become more and more popular for choreographers to create works set to rock music; the most famous example being the Joffrey Ballet's "...

Doctors in the U.K. Will Prescribe Art to Support Mental Health

Doctors in the U.K. Will Prescribe Art to Support Mental Health

So, let's say that you're not feeling so great one day. You go to the doctor and describe your symptoms: you're tired, can't seem to get out of bed, you're feeling a little isolated and lonely. And your doctor hands you a prescription for... dance classes? It may seem a little unconventional and...

Happy New Year 2019 from DancePlug

Wrap Up 2018 With Our Valuable Dance Article Picks

Well, Pluggers, now that 2018 is winding to a close, we wanted to look back on some of our articles in case you've missed them. Take a look at our list below.


"The Favourite" featuring Rachel Weisz and Joe Alwyn

“The Favourite” Royal Dance-Off is the New Favorite

We've been talking about dance in the film world a lot lately. And while there's absolutely a time and place to analyze movies that are specifically about dance, I think there's also...