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Plagiarism vs Inspiration: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Imagine a profession where one’s slaved-over work gets stolen without repercussions, but the passion is so great the employees keep returning for more...

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What Can You Do About Bad Theatre Etiquette

Most of us have been to a performance or presentation where the audience was acting in a less than desirable way. It’s distracting to the other audien...

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How to Give Your Fellow Performers Constructive Criticism

Hey! Hey! It’s me. *waves* Keats, your friend from the dance world! I’m here to talk about something really important to me: post show discussion etiq...

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Musical Theater Swings: Hardworking and (sometimes) Under-Represented

Hey! It’s Justin Keats again here to talk to you about a small group of people in the musical theater world that are under represented and in my biase...

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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 t...

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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...

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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...

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Is Being A Dancer Really As Easy As It Looks?

Something has been bothering me lately. Upsetting me to be honest. And it’s this… In this time and in this industry, with so many of us representing...