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Step Up Movie

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 that are awesome, and I have seen some movies that are not so awesome, but through it all I have started to notice a trend. Dance in film has become...
  • Opinion
  • by Keira Whitaker - 13 Dec 2018
GYROTONIC® Method
Health & Fitness

8 Things The GYROTONIC® Method Will Do For Your Dancing

Dancers are elite athletes both physically and mentally and require extensive training in and out of the studio. Here are 8 reasons professional dance...

Invertigo Dance Theatre - photo by Joe Lambie
Reviews

Second Annual Palm Springs Dance Festival Returns to Annenberg Theater

The second installment of the Palm Springs Dance Festival returns to its desert home next weekend, March 1 through 4, with performances at various Pal...

"The Shortcuts to Success" by Jo Bolden on danceplug.com
Opinion

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...

Malpaso Dance Company "Indomitable Waltz" photo by Judy Ondrey
Reviews

Malpaso Dance Company Leaves the 'Cubanismo' in Cuba

The usual thrill of seeing Cuban companies is getting a straight shot of the cultural baggage that comes with them. But Cuba’s newest contemporary dan...

7 Injury Preventing Practices For Audition Season
Health & Fitness

Preventing Injuries: 7 Practices For Dance Audition Season

The excitement, determination, and stress level of dance audition season is upon us. You know what else comes with the audition season? Injury. I see...

"How to Handle Negative Feedback in the Dance World" by Jo Bolden on danceplug.com
Opinion

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...

Dance – and the Trouble with Getting it Right
Educational

Dance – and the Trouble with Getting it Right

I watch dancers train and in their process a lot. I work with them, I teach them and I am one. When I first started taking advanced or pro level class...

Tips for Choosing the Right Dance College
Educational

Tips for Choosing the Right Dance College

Choosing whether or not to go to college, and if you decide to go, picking the right program might be the biggest decision you’ve made so far in your...

Ashley Shaw and Sam Archer: Bourne's "The Red Shoes"
Reviews

“The Red Shoes” is Matthew Bourne’s Love Letter to Film and Dance

Of all Matthew Bourne’s works for New Adventures, many of which have been seen here in Los Angeles, The Red Shoes makes the best case for an ocean-goi...