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Wednesday, January 2

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A feature on ballet-inspired workouts by Louise McCready Hart for The Huffington Post.

Even if you don't live in New York or L.A., many of these fitness programs offer DVDs or online videos so your muscles can shake and burn any time, anywhere. I tested the following seven techniques, and while all will sculpt and tone, no two are exactly alike. Take your pick -- your body will thank you.

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A review on an exhibition of ballet memorabilia at the Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City by Robert Johnson in The Star-Ledger.

The same spirit radiates from a studio shot in which Briansky gestures toward Tamara Toumanova, taking frank delight in their shared hijinx in “Don Quixote.” Briansky’s face appears chiseled in a close-up from Ruth Page’s ballet “Revenge,” while his classic lines are frozen in the air as he leaps behind Mary Ellen Moylan in the 1958 “Soirée.”

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A Royal Ballet photo gallery.

The Royal's latest Triple Bill, which features the Stravinsky/Fokine Firebird, Jerome Robbins's In the Night and Act 3 of the Nureyev Raymonda, is being acclaimed as one of the company's festive highlights – and not a piece of tinsel in sight. Photographer Tristram Kenton has been watching it come together behind the scenes.

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A preview of the new year in dance by Victor Swoboda in The Montreal Gazette.

The National Ballet of China has toured many parts of the world for years, but for some reason has never appeared in Canada. The company will make its debut here in a contemporary work along balletic lines, Red Lantern. The appearance comes under the subscription program of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, who negotiated the deal in 2011 when the Montreal troupe toured four Chinese cities. Seventy dancers will fly in for performances here and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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A preview of "Ballet's Greatest Hits" by Matthew J. Palm in The Orlando Sentinel.

This year's Tampa gala performance has been expanded to include more performers and greater representation of international dance companies. The gala will be filmed, with portions later broadcast in movie theaters by Ballet in Cinema.

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American Ballet Theatre announces an international dancer trade deal with the Royal Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet.

In return, a Royal Ballet principal dancer, Steven McRae, and a principal from the Danish company, Alban Lendorf, will dance in the 2013 spring season at American Ballet Theater.

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