New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Award-winning singer-songwriter and former School Of American Ballet dancer Rachael Sage has a record seven songs featured in season 4 of Lifetime TV's #1 unscripted program "Dance Moms", airing now on Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT. Sage's song "Birthday" from her critically acclaimed 10th album Haunted By You appeared in the season premiere on Jan 1st and propelled the song into the Top 50 of the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Songs Chart. Six additional placements followed including five more songs from that record, as well as a "Down My Spine" from 1998's Smashing the Serene. Then on March 25th "Frost" from 2003's Public Record aired to 1.98 million viewers, in episode 13 that re-airs April 1st at 8pm ET/PT.
Over the last few years, the use of Sage's music has grown rapidly within the competitive dance community. Her music now appears in hundreds of dance competition and routine videos - as collected via her YouTube channel's Dance Playlist- with over 1.6 million combined YouTube views. "Frost" from Public Record appears in a majority of these videos, which could be attributed to its long-standing status as Sage's most-downloaded song.
As a fan of the show, Sage is thrilled that her music has been selected for so many beautiful dances this season and performed by such talented young dancers. The opportunity is especially meaningful as Sage was a professional dancer before she began her career as a musician. She taught herself piano by ear while listening to the classical and popular music she heard in dance class. She studied at the School of American Ballet, and performed in classics such as "The Nutcracker," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Coppelia" with The New York City Ballet. To this day, when she works on a composition, she still envisions choreography and dancers; this will be evident on her upcoming EP New Destination available in May.
In addition, as a result of forging so many direct relationships with young dancers and admirers of "Dance Moms" via Twitter and YouTube, Sage has decided to develop a workshop for young students, along her tour; the workshop would focus on enhancing self-esteem through the arts, and ways in which her self-expression as a dancer, musician and visual artist enabled her to face obstacles and build confidence. For more information on bringing Rachael Sage's workshop to your school or booking her for an assembly, contact: booking(at)mpressrecords(dot)com.
More about Rachael Sage:
A soulful vocalist and innovative keyboardist, Sage performs over 150 shows a year internationally and has appeared at two Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, where her engaging theatricality and compelling stage presence earned her rave reviews. A former ballerina who discovered her flair for melodic composition while attending The School Of American Ballet, she’s shared the stage with Grammy® Winners Sarah McLachlan, Judy Collins, Marc Cohn, Suzanne Vega, and Ani DiFranco, received many accolades including several Independent Music Awards and her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO and the “Fame” soundtrack.
“sophisticated pop, brimming with melodies” – Pittsburgh Tribune
“...a leap forward in both musical elegance and emotional power.” – iTunes Editorial
“the songs on “Haunted” demonstrate Sage’s skill at weaving story-laced pieces with wonderfully dynamic arrangements.” – Glide Magazine
On Tour Now:
Apr 4 St. Petersburg, FL Hideaway Café – 8:00PM
Apr 5 Safety Harbor, FL Safety Harbor Singer-Songwriter Festival – 1:00PM
Apr 25 Binghamton, NY Cyber Café West– 9:00PM
May 2 Washington, DC The Corner Store – 7:00PM
May 8 New York, NY SubCulture – 7:30PM
May 15 Hamden, CT The Ballroom At The Outer Space – 8:00PM
May 17 Columbia, MO Lydaco Concert Series – 7:00PM
May 19 St. Cloud, MN Paramount Theatre w/ Judy Collins – 7:30PM
May 29 Boston, MA The Red Room @Cafe 939 – 8:00PM
May 31 West Hartford, CT HartFolk Festival – 7:30PM
Jun 13 Indianapolis, IN Second Stage @ Irving Theater – 8:00PM
Jun 14 Cleveland Heights, OH Evans Amphitheatre @ Cain Park w/ Judy Collins – 8:00PM
Jun 19 Iowa City, IA Englert Theatre w/ Judy Collins – 8:00PM
Jun 20 Clive, IA The GrapeVine – 7:00PM