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"Sun Dancers", a painting by Leroy Campbell

Black Women in Dance: Celebrating Social Justice

Black Lives Matter is a crucial movement, advocating for freedom, liberation, justice, and for basic civil rights. This movement is at the forefront of our minds, our conversations, our social media, our daily lives, and it’s making history. In tribute to this vital, incredible movement, I want to...
Spotlight

Surviving the Paradise Fire: The Power of Dance to Heal

Surviving the Fire: A conversation with a dancer who almost lost everything. I knew my house was gone. I just never thought it would take the whole t...

Professional Tips

Is Working on a Cruise Ship as Luxurious as It Sounds?

Part 1: Anchors Aweigh!  If it has always been your dream to dance on a cruise ship, it’s high time to find out if a job with a cruise line is actual...

Professional Tips, Education & Training, Spotlight

How These 3 Professionals Break-In Their Pointe Shoes

Growing up as a dancer, I was always mesmerized by pointe shoes and couldn’t wait to get my feet into a pair of them. It wasn’t until I actually got t...

Reviews

"The Last Ship" Is Sting’s Ode to His Tyneside Roots

The Last Ship, Sting’s moving paean to his upbringing in England’s North East now playing at the Ahmanson Theater has finally come into its own in a n...

Opinion

What To Do When Your Core Values Conflict with a Job

We’ve all been there: training tirelessly in class and working hard at auditions in hopes of getting that one “yes” for a job or opening a door to tha...

Professional Tips

An Exciting Dance Hub Is On The Rise: Orlando Theme Parks

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago… most professional hopefuls immediately flock to popular “dance cities” after saying goodbye to their hometowns. T...

Professional Tips, Opinion

5 New Year’s Resolutions I’m Making as a Commercial Dancer

At the end of the year, commercial dancers like myself are probably dancing in a myriad of holiday-themed gigs, theme park shows, or Vegas parties, bu...

Spotlight

How an Immigrant Choreographer Built His Way to the Emmys

For an immigrant to create a career in the United States this not only takes leaping the hemisphere, traveling a few thousand miles, and saving for th...

Professional Tips, Education & Training

Class Modification: a Temporary Fix That Will Help in the Long Run

As a dancer, practicing movement modification may be just as important as every other part of class and rehearsal. But, some dancers may not have an u...