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    Dance Schools and Classes

    Here is a select listing of dance schools and classes in the New York City and Los Angeles areas.

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    Grieving for Natasha

    I have been very upset over Natasha Richardson's death. It's like someone in my family died, but I didn't even know her. Is there anything wrong with me?

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    Your Character's Soundtrack

    As many actors know from experience, listening to music can help you prepare to act. Depending upon your selection, it can calm you down or pump you up.

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    Selling Excitement

    Los Angeles–based casting director Deborah Aquila has a special connection with actors: She studied acting at NYU and the Stella Adler in New York.

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    Signing In, Signing Out

    Last month, I offered a list of things actors do that annoy casting directors. The final item provoked the most heated discussion.

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    Showfax Facts, Résumé Revisions

    Is it the norm for an agent to call an actor with an audition but not provide sides? To me, this is absurd.

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    Dancing Til They Drop

    The reception area of Manhattan's Broadway Dance Center is the proverbial beehive of activity—if you can imagine bees wearing leg warmers and ballet slippers.

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    Dance to Live

    Not everyone dreams of being a star. But don't we all dream of making a living doing what we love?

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    Everything's Coming Up Gypsies

    "I'm not really a Broadway gypsy; I just play one in A Chorus Line."

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    The Method and the Myth

    "I don't want to see or hear any of that Method crap!" How many times has an actor heard that from a director, producer, or teacher? Too many, I'll wager.