Dancetime Publications

Dancetime Publications Founded by renowned dance historian and teacher Carol Teten, Dancetime Publications is the preeminent producer of dance history documentaries in the world

Dancetime Publications videos provide instruction, historical context, and entertainment for all dance lovers. Through our film documentaries and videos, novices, experts, choreographers, students, and teachers relive the music, fashion, and movements that comprise the heritage of Western dance. Dancetime Publications maintains a partnership with Amazon.com to provide reliable, excellent service and access to a constantly growing variety of dance videos, such as in-depth studies of traditional and contemporary ballet, international folk, modern, jazz, and tap styles. Built upon decades of research and hundreds of years of artifacts, our repertoire of digital media seeks to fill gaps in the study of social dance. We begin our collection with the social dances of 15th and 16th century renaissance Italian courts, such as the dignified ballo and the lively volta. Next, we reach deep into the 17th and 18th century French baroque court, where elegant minuets and intricate court dances gave rise to many of our classical traditions, including ballet. Follow the evolution of dance into 19th century romantic waltzes, quadrilles, and cotillions, and watch as we plunge into the 20th century, when America’s multicultural roots shaped contemporary dance movements. Dance fads such as ragtime, jazz, and hip-hop were born from Latin and African-American roots in ballrooms and urban street scenes.

Mission: Dancetime Publications is a publishing house creating film documentaries and dance history videos that capture the research, preservation, and performance of dance through the ages. We also provide access to virtually every dance history video available online. No other company offers so much of the ephemeral experience of dance on video, making the evolution of Western dance more accessible than ever before.

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10/30/2018

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10/12/2018

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10/12/2018

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10/12/2018

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#DanceOnFilm Vandana Hart #NetFlix Check out this great article on Vandana Hart and her work, now on Netflix!http://www....
01/04/2018
The Story Behind The Latest Dance Show to Hit Netflix

#DanceOnFilm Vandana Hart #NetFlix

Check out this great article on Vandana Hart and her work, now on Netflix!

http://www.dancemagazine.com/we-speak-dance-vandana-hart-netflix-2516983396.html

Even as a teen, Vandana Hart knew she wasn't headed for a cookie-cutter dance career. "Growing up with a family that really cared about social change, pursuing dance as a standalone career—without linking it to something more—felt like I wasn't completely fulfilling my purpose," she says.

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09/19/2017

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Got a Broken Heart? Turn it into Art - Dancetime Publications NL0005
08/08/2017
What's new at Dancetime Publications

Got a Broken Heart? Turn it into Art - Dancetime Publications NL0005

In our new newsletter we're talking about what's going on at Dancetime Publications, share interesting articles ranging from dance on film to our latest articles and a new ways to get involved with Dancetime Publications!

It's a rainy day on the east coast but we're still dancing. It's just out #mondaymood•Wishing you all a fabulous week,...
08/07/2017

It's a rainy day on the east coast but we're still dancing. It's just out #mondaymood

Wishing you all a fabulous week, rain or shine!

But of COURSE!!#MistyCopeland#BeautifulBallet#Athletes#Dance"Saul Williams provides the backing poem, For Misty, with wo...
07/22/2017
Misty Copeland's latest Under Armour ad reminds us that ballet is a sport

But of COURSE!!

#MistyCopeland
#BeautifulBallet
#Athletes
#Dance

"Saul Williams provides the backing poem, For Misty, with words as lyrical as her movements.

The systemic structure built to keep me in place
is the stage I dance on
Black and woman
Mothership’s my mother’s hips beheld deep space
Astronaut of corporal grace..."

For the full article, check it out on USA TODAY:
http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/07/misty-copelands-latest-under-armour-ad-reminds-us-that-ballet-is-a-sport

She’s in a new Under Armour ad.

Didn't you know?•#dance #dancetimepublications #magic #dancer #dancerlife #dancememes #dancemoms #danceeducation
07/21/2017

Didn't you know?

#dance #dancetimepublications #magic #dancer #dancerlife #dancememes #dancemoms #danceeducation

If you haven't had your daily cry then this dance proposal should do the trick!•Excuse us while we go grab the tissues...
07/18/2017

If you haven't had your daily cry then this dance proposal should do the trick!

Excuse us while we go grab the tissues 😰

#dance #proposal #engaged #dancetime #dancetimepublications #love #blacklove #ditn

Happy 4th of July! Celebrating the only way we know how: DANCE!
07/05/2017

Happy 4th of July! Celebrating the only way we know how: DANCE!

When dance is just part of your nature....😄
06/30/2017

When dance is just part of your nature....😄

Katherine Dunham, an anthropologist, dancer and choreographer, brought African American insights to modern dance. She ra...
06/28/2017

Katherine Dunham, an anthropologist, dancer and choreographer, brought African American insights to modern dance. She ran the Katherine Dunham Dance Company for almost thirty years, then the only self-supporting African American dance troupe. She and her troupe appeared in the all black cast of the 1940s movie, Stormy Weather, which starred Lena Horne. Eartha Kitt was a member of the Katherine Dunham dance troupe.

#womenindance #dancehistory #dancehall #dancerlife #dance #danceeducation #danceersworld #dancechallenge #dancemajor #danceeducation #dancetimepublications

Just a few months ago the premiere of High Above hit the screen. Its story and focus on representation hit the hearts of...
06/27/2017

Just a few months ago the premiere of High Above hit the screen. Its story and focus on representation hit the hearts of so many.

#dancetimepublications #danceinfilm #womenindance #dancer #dancemajor #danceinthenews #harlem #womenindance #danceedit #danceeducation #danceersworld

Its a #mondaymood thats upbeat and excited for a fab week! What are you looking forward to?•#mondaymood #dance #womeni...
06/26/2017

Its a #mondaymood thats upbeat and excited for a fab week! What are you looking forward to?

#mondaymood #dance #womenindance #dancer #danceinspired #dancetimepublications #dancemajor #happymonday #danceersworld #dancersofig #danceedit

Happy Fathers Day to all of the incredible men who are raising passionate and powerful humans out there. You are appreci...
06/18/2017

Happy Fathers Day to all of the incredible men who are raising passionate and powerful humans out there. You are appreciated!

Judith Jamison has been one of the most respected, admired, and influential women in dance for more than 40 years. She b...
06/15/2017

Judith Jamison has been one of the most respected, admired, and influential women in dance for more than 40 years. She began her career with New York's American Ballet Theatre in 1964 and a year later moved to the acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where she danced for 15 years. Today, Jamison continues to inspire with her creativity and hard work.

#womenindance #dancersofig #dancetimepublications #danceinfilm #dance #dancer #dancemajor #danceinspired #blackgirlmagic #womenindance

What have you found through dance?•Exciting news! We have a special sale coming up tomorrow June 10th that you don't w...
06/09/2017

What have you found through dance?

Exciting news! We have a special sale coming up tomorrow June 10th that you don't want to miss! Be sure to check pack to our page to see what's in store 🌻

#dance #dancerslife #moderndance #teacherresources #dancemajor #dancersofig #danceeducation #danceinfilm

What happens when you dance for 200K people at once??? L.A. Dance Project KNOWS!!!#DanceIsCulture#OnDemand#DanceAndTech#...
06/05/2017
What Happens When You Dance For 200,000 People at Once?

What happens when you dance for 200K people at once??? L.A. Dance Project KNOWS!!!

#DanceIsCulture
#OnDemand
#DanceAndTech
#LADanceProject
"New York's Metropolitan Opera House seats 3,800 people. Moscow's Bolshoi Theater holds 2,153. When the Royal Ballet hosts a special event in London's massive O2 arena, the dancers perform for a comparatively giant 20,000...

...But dancing for more than 200,000 people at a time? That's simply not something most concert dancers are used to."

Check out the full story Dance Magazine!
http://www.dancemagazine.com/marfa-dance-episodes-2427909097.html?mc_cid=b0cd4fbd7f&mc_eid=c2ad725ef5

New York's Metropolitan Opera House seats 3,800 people. Moscow's Bolshoi Theater holds 2,153. When the Royal Ballet hosts a special event in London's massive O2 arena, the dancers perform for a comparatively giant 20,000. But dancing for more than 200,000 people at a time? That's simply not somethin...

Welcoming the week in with open arms! Here to a week full of great expectations.•#dancetimepublications #dance #monday...
06/05/2017

Welcoming the week in with open arms! Here to a week full of great expectations.

#dancetimepublications #dance #mondaymood #mood #dancer #nyc #thegoodlife #sunshine #beauty

It's a blog #fbf here at Dancetime Publications today! Look back at our feature of the the work and story of Elizabeth M...
06/02/2017

It's a blog #fbf here at Dancetime Publications today! Look back at our feature of the the work and story of Elizabeth McPherson, dance scholar and professor of dance at Montclair State University and creator of the new MFA program. She shares 3 tips non how to build a career in dance! Check out the website for the entire episode.

#dancerslife #dance #nyc #mfa #montclairstateuniversity #dancetimepublications

This weeks Woman is Dance in the phenomenal Pearl Primus. She was a trailblazer for bringing value to Afican Dance. Her ...
05/31/2017

This weeks Woman is Dance in the phenomenal Pearl Primus. She was a trailblazer for bringing value to Afican Dance. Her anthropologial backgroud added to her excellent work and influence in the dance world.

#danceeducation #womenindance #dancetimepublications #pearlprimus #africandance #alvinailey #nyc #women

Think you can dance out that biology dissertation? The 2017 Dance Your PhD contest is now open for those ready to add mo...
05/30/2017

Think you can dance out that biology dissertation? The 2017 Dance Your PhD contest is now open for those ready to add moves to their scientific research!

#dance #dancemajor #nyc #danceeducation #ditn #dancetimepublications #stem #danceyourdissertation

We are a little behind on the May 25th celebration of National Tapdance Day but we still wanted to celerate this extraor...
05/27/2017

We are a little behind on the May 25th celebration of National Tapdance Day but we still wanted to celerate this extraordinary dance genre!

dancer #dancetimepublications #alvinailey #dancersofig #dancerslife #dance #dancemajor #tap #broadway #nyc

With a heavy heart, we share..." Chuck Davis, a dancer and choreographer widely regarded as America’s foremost master ...
05/26/2017
Chuck Davis, Who Brought African Dance Traditions to America, Dies at 80

With a heavy heart, we share...

" Chuck Davis, a dancer and choreographer widely regarded as America’s foremost master of African dance, died on Sunday at his home in Durham, N.C. He was 80."
@DanceAfrica

#DanceIsCulture
#AfricanDanceInAmerica
#LegendaryLegnds
#TrailBlazers
#BAM
#DanceAfrica
#ChuckDavis

Read in full in the #NewYorkTimes here The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/arts/dance/chuck-davis-dead.html?_r=0

Mr. Davis, founder of the DanceAfrica festival, lived by the mantra “Peace, love and respect for everybody.”

A big congrats to the lovely @ingridsilva for the incredible way her #blackgirlmagic graced the cover of Pointe this mon...
05/24/2017

A big congrats to the lovely @ingridsilva for the incredible way her #blackgirlmagic graced the cover of Pointe this month!

Don't take that close embrace for granted! This beautiful dance that is the waltz wasn't always as cozy. A little bit of...
05/17/2017

Don't take that close embrace for granted! This beautiful dance that is the waltz wasn't always as cozy. A little bit of dance history for your Wednesday morning!

#dancer #dancetimepublications #alvinailey #dancersofig #dancerslife #dance #dancemajor

DanceAfrica, DC 30 Anniversary coming at the end of the month! DON'T MISS!#DanceIsCulture#DanceAfricaDC#AfricanDiasporan...
05/15/2017
DanceAfrica, DC 30th Anniversary | Dance Place | Dance Classes and Performances in Washington, DC

DanceAfrica, DC 30 Anniversary coming at the end of the month! DON'T MISS!

#DanceIsCulture
#DanceAfricaDC
#AfricanDiasporanDanceAndMusic
#WashingtonDCDance

Check out full scheduled at Dance Place!
http://www.danceplace.org/news/danceafrica-dc-30th-anniversary/

May 30 – June 4 The 30th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora! Featuring Baba Chuck Davis & Mama Sylvia Soumah as

Well the week has begun 🌞Here's to high hopes and even higher accomplishments as we get started on this Monday mornin...
05/15/2017

Well the week has begun 🌞Here's to high hopes and even higher accomplishments as we get started on this Monday morning!

#mondaymood #dance #danceeducation #dancer #dancerslife #africandance #africa #dancersofig

The team over at Dancetime Publications wants to wish all mothers a very very special Happy Mothers Day. You are the one...
05/14/2017

The team over at Dancetime Publications wants to wish all mothers a very very special Happy Mothers Day. You are the ones who birth creativity, curiosity, passion and purpose. We honor you on this day and everyday!

#dancetimepublications #dancerslife #dancer #alvinailey #dance #danceeducation #danceschool #dancehistory #dancetheory #happymothersday

I mean, what are the weekends for?•#dancer #dance #dancetimepublications #dancerslife #danceyourheartout
05/12/2017

I mean, what are the weekends for?

#dancer #dance #dancetimepublications #dancerslife #danceyourheartout

Koma Otake, of the Japanese performance duo Eiko and Koma on his love for movement and the artistic spirit! An in depth ...
05/11/2017
Koma Alone (Except for All the Dancing Spirits in the Room)

Koma Otake, of the Japanese performance duo Eiko and Koma on his love for movement and the artistic spirit! An in depth look at 'The Ghost Festival'.

#DanceIsCulture
#LoveForDance
#WorkOfArt
#TheGhostFestival

"In “The Ghost Festival,” Koma sees himself as the mediator: He embeds the work with veiled references to his own dance ancestors, letting his movement continually changes texture, from delicate and brash to dreamy."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/arts/dance/koma-alone-except-for-all-the-dancing-spirits-in-the-room.html?mc_cid=d25c5ff582&mc_eid=c2ad725ef5&_r=0

In “The Ghost Festival” at Danspace Project, his first solo show, Koma pays homage to his dance ancestors.

We couldn't be more proud of the incredible resources we have for educators and individuals on the history of dance. Hea...
05/11/2017

We couldn't be more proud of the incredible resources we have for educators and individuals on the history of dance. Head over to our website (link in the bio) to learn how you can access titles like this and more!

#danceeducation #danceislife #dance #dancetimepublications #alvinailey #dancer #dancerslife

...and #Acting too? Watch out now!#MistyCopeland#DanceIsCulture#DanceDanceDance#BeautifulBallerina"Acting will be an int...
05/10/2017
Misty Copeland, a Ballerina With Real Acting Chops

...and #Acting too? Watch out now!

#MistyCopeland
#DanceIsCulture
#DanceDanceDance
#BeautifulBallerina

"Acting will be an integral part of getting her through it. Yes, she is Ballet Theater’s first African-American female principal, but Ms. Copeland has, perhaps more subtly, carved out another space for herself: as a ballerina with true acting chops."

Full story here on the The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/arts/dance/misty-copeland-kitri-don-quixote-giselle.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Ms. Copeland takes on Kitri and Giselle this season. The key? Diving deep. “It’s making the character so much more important than the steps,” she says.

There is so much of the beauty of dance in the headlines this week! Be sure to check out what Alvin Ailey is bringing to...
05/10/2017

There is so much of the beauty of dance in the headlines this week! Be sure to check out what Alvin Ailey is bringing to Southern California!

#danceinthenews #dance #danceeducation #danceislife #alvinailey #dancerproblems #danceeducation

Link to news story is here: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58bf187ce4b05386ddc0cad5

We are flying high as we head into a new week! Cheers to a beautiful week ahead.•#dancerslife #dancetimepublication #d...
05/08/2017

We are flying high as we head into a new week! Cheers to a beautiful week ahead.

#dancerslife #dancetimepublication #danceislife #danceeducation #dance #dancerproblems #mondaymokd #mood

REVIEW: Sydney Dance Company #DanceIsCulture#DanceAustralia"Full Moon, in its world premiere, opens Sydney Dance Company...
05/04/2017
Orb review – Sydney Dance Company's double bill a turbulent, otherworldly journey

REVIEW: Sydney Dance Company

#DanceIsCulture
#DanceAustralia

"Full Moon, in its world premiere, opens Sydney Dance Company’s new double bill, Orb. Wearing flowing, often absurdist costumes (one girl is almost drowning in a giant red outfit that looks like an exotic feathered bird), the performers twitch and twirl and turn to an invisible gravitational pull. A dancer in a striped dress pirouettes like a little girl. A man stands on his head, slowly cycling his nude legs upside down, a moving, off-kilter statue."

For the full review, check out theguardian.com
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/may/03/orb-review-sydney-dance-companys-double-bill-a-turbulent-otherworldly-journey

The world premiere of Taiwanese choreographer Cheng Tsung-lung’s Full Moon opens an uneven but ultimately uplifting show

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Dance Theatre of Harlem: Where Swag Meets Luis XIV#DanceIsCulture#Ballet#SpeakingInDance#DiversityInDance"“I was havin...
04/21/2017
Dance Theater of Harlem: Where Swag Meets Louis XIV

Dance Theatre of Harlem: Where Swag Meets Luis XIV

#DanceIsCulture
#Ballet
#SpeakingInDance
#DiversityInDance

"“I was having a Louis XIV moment,” the choreographer @robertgarland said of his ballet “Brahms Variations” (2016)."
Read More, The New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/arts/dance/dance-theater-of-harlem-where-swag-meets-louis-xiv.html?ribbon-ad-idx=4&rref=arts/dance&module=Ribbon&version=context®ion=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Dance&pgtype=article

Our latest installment in the Instagram series #SpeakingInDance features Chyrstyn Fentroy and Da’Von Doane of Dance Theater of Harlem.

A Invigorating Study on the Benefits of Dance#DanceIsLife"While there were signs of what scientists call "degeneration" ...
04/05/2017
Study Reveals Mental Health Benefits of Dance Against Aging [VIDEO]

A Invigorating Study on the Benefits of Dance

#DanceIsLife

"While there were signs of what scientists call "degeneration" in white matter, which is the brain's wiring, in most of the participants, the distribution remarkably varied among the group. Scientists found improvement in the group that engaged in dancing."

Check out more at Counsel & Heal!
http://www.counselheal.com/articles/37410/20170404/study-reveals-mental-health-benefits-dance-against-aging-video.htm

A person’s physical and cognitive health decline as he or she grows older. However, a recent research exhibits the mental health benefits of dance that improves a person’s overall wellness while aging.

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