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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...

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Practical Advice on How to Apply for Grants

Performing arts grants are an important part of the dance world - projects and companies cannot run on donations and ticket sales alone! Seeking fundi...

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How to Produce A Dance Show for the First Time

So you want to produce your own dance show. Congratulations! Maybe this is your first time taking this journey, or maybe you dipped your toes in once,...

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New York vs. Los Angeles - Where Should You Be?

Hey! It’s me again, Justin Keats, here to chat about how a native Southern Californian dancer like me ended up moving across the country to live in Ne...

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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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How to Survive - And Thrive - in a Musical Theater Audition

Hey, It’s me again, Justin Keats. Your pal in the world of musical theater. Audition season (or as I like to call it, the 'NYC hunger games') is just...

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Jump-Start Your Career by Performing in Holiday Shows

The holiday season. A time for family anxieties, financial struggle, and using all of your acting skills to pretend the formerly listed aren’t really...

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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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Making Every Act Count: A Dancer’s Guide to Performing on Stage

Most dancers will agree, the best part about what we do is performing on stage. You don’t become a dancer if you’re afraid to stand up in front of a c...

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The Step-by-Step Guide to Master Auditioning

Let's be honest - looking for a dance job is a difficult task! And whether you love it or hate it, the reality is that auditioning is an inescapable p...

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What It Takes To Become A Professional Dancer Before The Big Break

When I was younger I made a choice between swimming and dance. I know, they seem nothing alike (unless you’re thinking synchronized swimming in which...

Education & Training, Professional Tips

When To Replace Worn Pointe Shoes

Pointe shoes are not only beautiful, but serve a very important role in a dancer's performance as they provide the proper support to be able to rise t...