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New York vs. Los Angeles - Where Should You Be?

Hey! It’s me again, Justin Keats, here to chat about how a native Southern Californian dancer like me ended up moving across the country to live in Ne...

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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...

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Making Every Act Count: A Dancer’s Guide to Performing on Stage

Most dancers will agree, the best part about what we do is performing on stage. You don’t become a dancer if you’re afraid to stand up in front of a c...

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Ace Your Next Dance Audition: A Step By Step Guide

Let's be honest - looking for a dance job is a difficult task! And whether you love it or hate it, the reality is that auditioning is an inescapable p...

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What It Takes To Become A Professional Dancer Before The Big Break

When I was younger I made a choice between swimming and dance. I know, they seem nothing alike (unless you’re thinking synchronized swimming in which...

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Dancers Alliance: The Voice Behind the Movement

Recently, there has been a lot of talk and hype surrounding Dancers' Alliance. Many of you may have come to events and parties or seen appearances by...

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When To Replace Worn Pointe Shoes

Pointe shoes are not only beautiful, but serve a very important role in a dancer's performance as they provide the proper support to be able to rise t...

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10 Ballets Any Dancer Should Know

Whether you are an amateur or professional dancer - even a hip-hop one - you should know about the following 10 great classical ballets. They are an e...

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The Importance of Make-Up for Dance Auditions

Have you ever heard of the expression, "You only get one chance at first impression”? Well, this fits perfectly for dance auditions, therefore for you...

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Top 10 Dance Bag Essentials For Any Audition

For 95% of us performers, dance auditions are stressful - it's just the nature of it. After all you're trying to get a job. While at an audition, your...