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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
Do You Need "12 Days of Christmas" Gift Suggestions?
Opinion

Do You Need "12 Days of Christmas" Gift Suggestions?

It's December, which means that it's time to start shopping for Christmas gifts! If you have a young dancer in your life, Sit back, relax, and maybe e...

Balanchine’s Nutcracker: Bright New Era For Trademarked Ballet
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Balanchine’s Nutcracker: Bright New Era For Trademarked Ballet

Once upon a time there was only one Nutcracker. That original production in 1892 for the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theatre was a kind of pièce d’occasi...

Time Management for a Dancer's Schedule
Opinion

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...

White Christmas (1954)
Other Articles

4 Dance Movies to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

#4 Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2007) Okay, so I'm not sure if this *technically* counts as a movie, but it's definitely dance-y! This is one...

Delicious Dancer-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas
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5 Delicious and Healthy Thanksgiving Recipies You'll Crave

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yes, I like it more than my birthday, Christmas, Fourth of July...and here's why. Thanksgiving is the start of th...

4 Best Side Hustles For Dancers (That Aren't Waiting Tables)
Professional Tips

4 Best Side Hustles For Dancers (That Aren't Waiting Tables)

Let's get real, guys - having a dance career is incredibly difficult. If you're working as a professional performer, your art is your top priority. Yo...

A Dancer's Guide to Managing Money
Interviews

Managing Money On A Dancer's Salary: Financial Advice

On a quiet October morning, in the cold metal chairs of a nearby Starbucks, I met with Chris Whitaker, a certified financial planner and accredited in...

A Suite of Dances - Credit: Paul Kolnik
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Robbins A Suite of Dances Gets Informal Audition at Colburn School

Los Angeles was lucky to get a chance to see a rarely performed work from the Robbins opus last week. A Suite of Dances, a breezy and at times whimsic...

5 Easy Halloween Costumes Made From Your Dance Clothes
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5 Easy Halloween Costumes Made From Your Dance Clothes

Halloween is quickly approaching, and you may be wondering who you should dress up as this year! As a dancer, Halloween is actually one of the most co...