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5 Signs Jazz Dance is Still Alive

In 2017, DanceTeacher published an article by Rachel Zar on what felt like a decrease in popularity for jazz as a dance genre. That same year, the enr...

Opinion

Broadway Musicals On Stage vs. Film: How Do They Compare?

Hello all! Keats here, as usual, with some thoughts on our industry. If you’re like me, and have other human friends and social media, you’ve probably...

Opinion

Is Dance a Sport or Art form? It's Not As Controversial As You Think

There is no doubt that dancers are athletic. The sheer physical demand it takes to be a dancer is immeasurable and ever-changing. There is no doubt th...

Opinion

Sexual Harassment: This is the Story of One Dancer's Limits

Is there someone within your dance community who everyone knows to avoid? Whether his/her tendencies are inappropriate comments, uncomfortable glances...

Opinion

Is it Time to Re-imagine the Nutcracker?

So you’re probably wondering why a Nutcracker article is coming out in the middle of the summer, right? Well, while most associate The Nutcracker with...

Professional Tips, Opinion

Should You Say No To This Dance Job?

We all get to a point in our careers when we have to start making tough decisions about dance jobs. This means something different for each and every...

Professional Tips, Opinion

Should You Say No To This Dance Job?

We all get to a point in our careers when we have to start making tough decisions about dance jobs. This means something different for each and every...

Opinion

Plagiarism vs Inspiration: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Imagine a profession where one’s slaved-over work gets stolen without repercussions, but the passion is so great the employees keep returning for more...

Opinion, Good to Know

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...

Opinion, Good to Know

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...

Opinion

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...

Opinion, Good to Know

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...