These are the best gifts for dancers and dance instructors. Delight them with these dance presents, including both items and experiences.

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The exuberant Flamenco Dance Museum show in Seville features many different types of flamenco in a one-hour performance of music and dance.

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With all of the wonderful streaming performances freely shared to lift our self-quarantined spirits, there is plenty of opportunity to watch dance, opera, musicals and more with friends (and other fellow art lovers). And it’s not only the dance and performing arts companies that are showing work; many theaters and opera houses host livestream dance […]

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Although Pina Bausch’s famous Rite of Spring piece (or Le Sacre du printemps) is typically performed indoors, on a stage covered in soil – the artists featured in the Dancing at Dusk film run the piece on a sandy beach in Senegal. The cast of African dancers was meant to perform Bausch’s iconic work at […]

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We’re more than half-way through 2020, which has been pretty bleak. But digital streaming performances, hosted by generous dance companies and theaters, have been a much-needed silver lining during quarantine. During this time, we’ve watched Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Terrain from Australia, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s Moon Water and even Michael Flatley’s Celtic Tiger over the 4th of […]

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The New York City-based Ballet Hispánico company was meant to celebrate their 50th anniversary at The Joyce Theater in April. Although they weren’t able to perform due to the urgent coronavirus lockdown, the company has generously shared a range of performances for their online community. Their latest program is Noche Unidos, an informal gala and fundraiser for […]

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Bollywood exercise classes, like all dance cardio classes, are a great way to get in shape while having fun. Since the Latin-dance inspired Zumba fitness brand has found so much success, an Indian dance-inspired workout that features bhangra and Bollywood songs should appeal to the masses, too. (The ‘sharks’ on Shark Tank sure seemed to think […]

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During lockdown, the English National Ballet has provided weekly ballets on Wednesdays, spoiling audiences around the world with their #ENBAtHome program, whose previous performances included Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon and August Bornonville’s La Sylphide. To close their generous program, the non-profit ballet organization has broadcast Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella ballet at Royal Albert Hall (available from July 8 – […]

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With many theaters shut down for the foreseeable future, it is a blessing to be able to watch online dance showcases from companies around the world. The San Francisco Ballet released a recording of their 2020 gala, called SPELLBOUND, as part of their SF Ballet @ Home program. Recorded January 16, 2020 by Rapt Productions, the San […]

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When a large pair of fuschia lips appear on screen and utter a techno-like “There’s no place like home,” you know you can’t expect a traditional Irish dancing show. Irish dance legend Michael Flatley has choreographed and/ or produced shows that have grown progressively glitzier from his breakout Riverdance sensation to Lord of the Dance […]

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La Sylphide (not to be confused with Les Sylphides) is a famous ballet from the Romantic era. Although it was first choreographed by Filippo Taglioni in 1832, August Bournonville’s version from 1836 has been better preserved by the Royal Danish Ballet. However, many other ballet companies from around the world also perform the work. For instance, Eva […]

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Although Dance Dispatches is primarily a dance website, our dedication to sharing dance cultures from around the world also makes us a travel blog. Hey, if there are food-focused travel blogs, adventure activity travel blogs and more general cultural travel blogs – why can’t we be a dance travel blog? … Exactly. So, as a […]

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