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How My Dance Major Equipped Me For Life Outside Dance
Opinion

How My Dance Major Equipped Me For Life Outside Dance

When my parents first told me that they would help me pay for college, I was, of course, so grateful and overjoyed. They always have been, and remain...

Paul Taylor rehearsing with Parisa Khobdeh in Make Crops Grow
Opinion

Paul Taylor: The Last of America’s Modern Dance Giants is Gone

Paul Taylor was the last of America’s founding modern dance titans. A graduate of Martha Graham’s company, he went on to remake modern dance in his ow...

What Does it Cost to Become a Prima Ballerina?
Opinion

What Does it Cost to Become a Prima Ballerina?

You're young, you have dreams of being a ballerina, and your eyes are set on NYCB, Lines, or maybe a professional company in Europe... but what does i...

"Dance Career & Dating Life - Can You Have Both?" by Keira Whitaker on danceplug.com
Opinion

Dance Career & Dating Life - Can You Have Both?

We’ve all been there and we’ve all had to say those dreaded words… “I can’t, I have dance.” When we were in grade school, we had to turn down sleepove...

"Chatty Dancers... When It's Not A Problem" article by Jo Boden
Opinion

Chatty Dancers... When It's Not A Problem

Let’s talk about TALKING. Let’s be clear here – I don’t mean talking in class, on stage or during dance. I mean talking – FOR dancers and WITH dancers...

"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...

"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...

Invertigo Dance Theatre
Opinion

New Vision for Brand Library Dance Series Opens in May

A new and dramatically revamped dance series will kick off at Glendale’s Brand Library later this month. Sponsored by Brand Associates, the new series...

Nickerson-Rossi Dance Is Building a Dance Festival Empire in Palm Springs
Opinion

Nickerson-Rossi Dance Is Building a Dance Festival Empire in Palm Springs

The Palm Springs Dance Festival, Southern California’s newest addition in festival dance programming, will open next weekend, March 2 through 4, with...

Rockettes Continue Tense Standoff with CEO Dolan Over Inauguration Show
Opinion

Rockettes Continue Tense Standoff with CEO Dolan Over Inauguration Show

Looking at the Rockettes Twitter account you would be hard pressed to find any signs of the political storm playing out between the iconic dance compa...

Rockettes off stage
Opinion

Rockettes Take on Trump and the Inauguration Entertainment Black Out

The controversy behind the Rockettes and their scheduled appearance as part of the inaugural festivities looked like it was going to be resolved withi...

Art and Athleticism: 3 Major Differences Between Dancers and Athletes
Opinion

Art and Athleticism: 3 Major Differences Between Dancers and Athletes

At first glance, this seems like a misnomer—dancers are athletes. But a different kind of athlete, for sure. Dance forms such as classical ballet and...