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3 Love Life Problems Your Dance Skills Could Solve

Valentine’s Day: love is in the air and flowers are being purchased, but maybe it isn’t exactly rainbows and butterflies between you and your bae. Fru...

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Musical Theater Swings: Hardworking and (sometimes) Under-Represented

Hey! It’s Justin Keats again here to talk to you about a small group of people in the musical theater world that are under represented and in my biase...

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Are Real Dancers Cast as Leads on the Big Screen?

I. love. The. Movies. No, really! To give you some perspective, I have seen over 30 movies in theaters within the last year. I have seen some movies t...

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Do You Need "12 Days of Christmas" Gift Suggestions?

It's December, which means that it's time to start shopping for Christmas gifts! If you have a young dancer in your life, Sit back, relax, and maybe e...

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So Much Dance, So Little Time - Time Management for a Dancer's Schedule

You know those people who just seem to have it altogether? You see them on Instagram posing with a latte and their golden doodle puppy and you can’t h...

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How My Dance Major Equipped Me For Life Outside Dance

When my parents first told me that they would help me pay for college, I was, of course, so grateful and overjoyed. They always have been, and remain...

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Paul Taylor: The Last of America’s Modern Dance Giants is Gone

Paul Taylor was the last of America’s founding modern dance titans. A graduate of Martha Graham’s company, he went on to remake modern dance in his ow...

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What Does it Cost to Become a Prima Ballerina?

You're young, you have dreams of being a ballerina, and your eyes are set on NYCB, Lines, or maybe a professional company in Europe... but what does i...

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Dance Career & Dating Life - Can You Have Both?

We’ve all been there and we’ve all had to say those dreaded words… “I can’t, I have dance.” When we were in grade school, we had to turn down sleepove...

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Chatty Dancers... When It's Not A Problem

Let’s talk about TALKING. Let’s be clear here – I don’t mean talking in class, on stage or during dance. I mean talking – FOR dancers and WITH dancers...

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The Shortcut to Success

I was scrolling through Instagram yesterday and saw a bunch of get-success-quick style posts. And I started thinking about shortcuts in dance. If they...

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How to Handle Negative Feedback in the Dance World

As a dancer, unless you’re only ever going to perform for yourself in the safe space of your own living room – feedback and criticism are going to be...