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The “Real World”: Why it Should Remain the Title of a Reality Show

According to Merriam Webster’s dictionary definition, the “real world” means “existing or occurring in reality: drawn from or drawing on actual events...

Opinion

Reframing the Definition of Success: What it Means to “Make It” as a Dancer

I never “made it” as a professional dancer. I’m very proud of my performance career but, based on the many standards that make up the definition of su...

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Calling Out Microaggressions in the Dance Community

When receiving dance notes you don’t believe to apply to you, you may internally say “wasn’t me” and forget the note faster than you heard it. However...

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The United States' Economic Undervaluing of Arts and Culture

An artist in the United States is not unfamiliar with economic strain, and the events of this year have only highlighted and intensified that for many...

Opinion

It's Time to Shatter Exclusive Labels on Concert vs. Commercial Dance

When I first started dancing, I was convinced I was going to become a back-up dancer for Britney Spears. I had only been dancing for a few years and h...

Opinion

Realities of the Coronavirus Pandemic: How Will Artists Recover?

As the COVID-19 Pandemic deepens, and the economic shockwaves continue to roll through every sector in the American economy, artists around the countr...

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5 Reasons Why World Theatre Day is so Special

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, theatres all around the world have stopped production and left in a confusing, difficult situation. Although...

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Do You Need to be Instagram Famous to Book a Job?

If Anna Pavlova, Bob Fosse, or Alvin Ailey had an Instagram, how many followers do you think they’d have? With such a rapid rise of Instagram celebrit...

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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, 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...

Opinion

5 Signs Jazz Dance is Still Alive

In 2017, DanceTeacher published an article by Rachel Zar on what felt like a decrease in popularity for jazz as a dance genre. That same year, the enr...