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This week, we are all about tights, leotards, and satin shoes with dance you can enjoy for free and from anywhere…

1. World Ballet Day 2015

23 hours of ballet LIVE. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet open their rehearsal doors to the world for the 2nd annual event. Follow us on twitter for the bunhead binge @diydancer #worldballetday

WBD at The Royal Ballet.

WBD at The Royal Ballet.

9/30 10p  – 10/1 9p (eastern standard)
Click here for the full schedule.
Click here for info on How to Watch.


2. Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet at Babi Yar Park in Denver, CO

If you live in the Rockies, pack a picnic and bring your lawn chairs for a presentation of dance as public art this weekend. White Mirror, choreographed by Robert Sher-Machherndl of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet will feature Lemon Sponge Cake dancers and collaborator, Sharon Wehner, Principal Dancer with Colorado Ballet, as it memorializes the thousands of Jews, Gypsies, Ukrainians and others that were brutally murdered from 1941 to 1943 at the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev, Ukranine during World War II.

Sunday 10/4, 6:30p-8:30p (mountain standard)


To send in your picks for an upcoming week, send an email to [email protected] or tweet us @diydancer #shortshortlist


Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.