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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...

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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...

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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...

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Broadway Musicals On Stage vs. Film: How Do They Compare?

Hello all! Keats here, as usual, with some thoughts on our industry. If you’re like me, and have other human friends and social media, you’ve probably...

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Is Dance a Sport or Art form? It's Not As Controversial As You Think

There is no doubt that dancers are athletic. The sheer physical demand it takes to be a dancer is immeasurable and ever-changing. There is no doubt th...

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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...

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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...