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What Can You Do About Bad Theatre Etiquette

Most of us have been to a performance or presentation where the audience was acting in a less than desirable way. It’s distracting to the other audien...

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Strip Down and Save Lives with Broadway Bares

Hey all! It’s Keats with a much more personal story than I usually share. Careful, my vulnerability is about to show - but it’s for a good cause! I wa...

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How to Give Your Fellow Performers Constructive Criticism

Hey! Hey! It’s me. *waves* Keats, your friend from the dance world! I’m here to talk about something really important to me: post show discussion etiq...

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4 Easy Ways Dancers Can Help Protect The Environment

Happy Earth Day! Though there’s only one date a year dedicated to formally showing our planet a little love, the Earth Day Network works all year long...

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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...