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Students at Amor de Dios Flamenco Center practice for their upcoming showcase. Olmo Calvo for NPR hide caption

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At Madrid's Amor de Dios flamenco center, dancers are finding their rhythm again

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Mazel Tov Cocktail Party's influences are global, but the sound they create is uniquely their own. Laura Carbone/Kathleen Tagg hide caption

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Mazel Tov Cocktail Party: Take an ounce of hip hop, dash of polka, then square dance

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LaTasha Barnes is a tradition-bearer of Black social dances, including the Lindy Hop. Cassidy Araiza for NPR hide caption

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Encore: Schools across Europe work to house Ukraine's young dancers

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Members of the Dancing Grannies pose for a picture before attending the Milwaukee St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12, 2022. This performance marked the first since the Waukesha Christmas tragedy where four members of the troupe were killed. Dawn Rowland Wester hide caption

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Martin Korol is one of more than 60 young dancers who are finding safe haven at dance schools around the world. Valeriia Velmozhko hide caption

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Schools across Europe give shelter and fresh opportunities to Ukraine's young dancers

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Ariana DeBose as Anita and David Alvarez as Bernardo Niko Tavernise/© 2021 20th Century Studios. hide caption

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How choreographer Justin Peck helped reimagine 'West Side Story' for the 21st century

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Alvin Ailey dancers Solomon Dumas, Samantha Figgins and Belen Indhira Pereyra in Robert Battle's dance "For Four." Christopher Duggan/Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater hide caption

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings 2 dances made for the web to the stage

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Neither the pandemic nor age can keep choreographer Twyla Tharp from her work

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Soul Train made its national television premiere 50 years ago, in October 1971. Blake Cale for NPR hide caption

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Left: Shelly C. Lowe, nominee for the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Right: Maria Rosario Jackson, nominee for the National Endowment for the Arts chair Chris Richards; Photo courtesy of Maria Rosario Jackson/The National Endowment for the Humanities; the National Endowment for the Arts hide caption

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Calvin Royal III and Isabella Boylston perform "This Bitter Earth" at the 2018 Vail Dance Festival. Erin Baiano hide caption

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Dancer Calvin Royal III Takes Center Stage At ABT — And Beyond

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Faced with limited access to conventional stages, troupes like Contra-Tiempo are taking advantage of striking outdoor spaces at Jacob's Pillow this summer. Christopher Duggan Photography/Jacob's Pillow hide caption

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Rising From The Ashes, Jacob's Pillow Welcomes Back Dancers, Audiences

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Camille A. Brown: How Can We Tap Into Our Creative Expression Through Dance?

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New York's Lincoln Center, as people gather for its reopening on Monday, May 10. Jeff Lunden/NPR hide caption

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Twyla Tharp, shown above at Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2008, says the pandemic has impacted her body: "In terms of routine, discipline, just ordinary day-to-day activities — the body doesn't know itself at the moment." Marc von Borstel/PBS hide caption

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'Dance Can Give Community': Twyla Tharp On Choreographing Through Lockdown

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Sasha Velour stars in The Island We Made, an opera composed by Angélica Negrón and filmed in a mid-century Staten Island house. Matthew Placek/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'The Island We Made': Lip-Sync Opera And High Drag Sing An Ode To Mothers

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