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Maedeh Hojabri

Iranian Dancer Arrested after "Immoral" IG Dance Video

Maedeh Hojabri is an eighteen-year-old gymnast who has been detained in her home country of Iran after posting a video of herself dancing on her Instagram account. Ms. Hojabri posted a video dancing without the required headscarf and dress code to her Instagram, and made a public confession on St...

Beyoncé at Coachella 2018

A Swimmer's Full Out Warm-Up to Beyoncé

Happy Monday, Pluggers! There's been a lot of crazy stuff happening in our world recently, so we thought we'd start off this week with something to put a smile on your face! Meet Christian Strycker, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, and he has made quite the social media stir! The 19-year...

ABT's Sascha Radtsky teaching at Mason Gross Extension Division

Radetsky to Direct 12 Outstanding ABT Students

American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie announced that Sascha Radetsky has been named the new Artistic Director of ABT Studio Company, taking over Kate Lydon, who has been serving in the role for 15 years.

Though some probably recognize his face from the classic dance fil...

National Dance Day 2018 routine video

Counting Down To National Dance Day

Mark your calendars, Pluggers, because National Dance Day is just a few weeks away! On July 28th, people all around the country will be coming together to celebrate our favorite art form. National Dance Day was established in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe, who, in addition to his work on So You Think You...

Michael Jackson

A Michael Jackson Broadway Musical To Be Lead By Ballet Choreographer

Lately, we've seen a lot of musicals centered around musical artists head to Broadway. First, there was Escape to Margaritaville, which was based on the music of Jimmy Buffett (little fact: after playing 29 previews and 124 performances, the musical closed this past weekend). Summer:...

Dame Gillian Lynne

"The Phantom of the Opera" Choreographer Gillian Lynne Dies at 92

Dame Gillian Lynne, former ballet dancer and famed Broadway choreographer, passed away last night in London at age 92. She began dancing in the 1940's at Sadler's Wells Ballet (later called The Royal Ballet), and rose through the ranks, eventually performing roles created specifically for her by...

Jim Nowakowski

Are These Amazing Dancers #Gifs or #Goals?

Heeeeelllllooooo Pllluuuugggerrrsss! It’s time to play #Gif or #Goals! *insert theme music we just made up*

Here's the deal. We’re going to show you some of the latest and greatest Instagram posts, and you’ll have to guess if it’s actually a GIF, or if it’s something the dancer did in rea...

Billy Elliot The Musical at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest - photo: Birgitta Rudenius

15 Performances of Billy Elliot Cancelled After Attack in Hungary

A mysterious journalist, a Broadway show, and a newspaper article stating that children who watched the show were in danger of becoming homosexual - there’s a lot of controversy surrounding a recent production of Billy Elliot in at the Hungarian State Opera Budapest, Hungary.

Billy Elliot...