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Breaking the Mold: Why a Freestyle Practice Will Empower and Challenge You

Freestyle Helps Us Break The Mold It’s no secret that cultivating a freestyle/improv practice can assist dancers of all backgrounds in their technique, artistic voice, creative fulfillment, and book-ability. All professional dancers are regularly called on to improvise: in class, in audition rooms...
Professional Tips, Spotlight

Breaking the Mold: Why a Freestyle Practice Will Empower and Challenge You

Freestyle Helps Us Break The Mold It’s no secret that cultivating a freestyle/improv practice can assist dancers of all backgrounds in their techniqu...

Motivational, Good to Know

Keep Up Your Dance Practice and Look at the Bright Side

With everything shutting down because of the Coronavirus, it is especially hard for us to keep up with our art. Sure, it’s important to practice socia...

Opinion

5 Reasons Why World Theatre Day is so Special

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, theatres all around the world have stopped production and left in a confusing, difficult situation. Although...

Spotlight, Motivational

Resilience & Growth in Difficult Times: Lauren Ritchie is Here to Help

A decorated dance educator and mental skills trainer, Lauren Ritchie, is one of those dance community heroes we need right now; and she has a powerful...

Motivational

Creativity Thrives in Restriction: How Artistry Helped Me Rebuild My Unstable Foundations

As I write this, it is pouring rain in LA, we have just “sprung forward” for daylight savings, I’ve recently recovered from a mild case of Shingles, a...

Education & Training, Health & Fitness

The Classic Dance Warm Up Needs These 5 Updates

You know the familiar sequence: Side bend, flat back, hamstring stretch, lunge, quad stretch, squat in second position, and then repeat on the other s...

Good to Know

How to Land That Non-Dance Related Job with Transferable Skills

At 25 years of age, I walked into a well-known coffee chain to apply for a job as a barista. In my pocket of experience, I possessed a B.F.A. in dance...

Opinion

Do You Need to be Instagram Famous to Book a Job?

If Anna Pavlova, Bob Fosse, or Alvin Ailey had an Instagram, how many followers do you think they’d have? With such a rapid rise of Instagram celebrit...

Reviews

L.A. Dance Project’s “I Fall, I Flow, I Melt” Is A Vivid Bach Exploration

It’s a safe bet that Bach never imagined full-fledged concert dance as one of the possibilities of how people might hear and understand his music.  He...