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Breaking the Mold: Why a Freestyle Practice Will Empower and Challenge You

Freestyle Helps Us Break The Mold It’s no secret that cultivating a freestyle/improv practice can assist dancers of all backgrounds in their technique, artistic voice, creative fulfillment, and book-ability. All professional dancers are regularly called on to improvise: in class, in audition rooms...
Education & Training

How to Find the Right Dance Program for YOU - Fame or Not

If you are considering studying dance in college, it is crucial that you choose the right university for you and your training. Many college dance pro...

Professional Tips, Spotlight, Motivational

Aging Gracefully Can Bring You a Lifetime of Success

Before this interview, I researched Cindera Che by watching a scene from one of her short films, The Disappointment Tour. In it, Cindera portrays a wo...

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...

Professional Tips

The Truth About Choosing The Right Pointe Shoes

You work hard every day. You put in the grueling hours of strengthening and perfecting each technical detail in class. So with that, you deserve to ha...

Education & Training, Finance

How to Pay for College: Where I Triumphed and Failed

Sashaying down the aisles of Target, tossing dorm room accessories into a cart seems like the most important aspect of college preparations, but one m...

Professional Tips, Spotlight

Audition Tips: Seize All Opportunities To Be Seen

“When you get the audition, you’re on first base. Get the call back, you get to second base. Get put on ‘avail’, that’s third base. And then if you bo...

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...

Good to Know

The Magic from Broadway Workshop to the Stage

Welcome back for more dance talks with Keats! Have you ever wondered how to make a Broadway musical or thought, how does Broadway work? Oh good, cause...

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...