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    Make Room for Dance in Your Life

    Dance technique has to be honed. Performance artists need to work at their craft every day. Daily dance class is a habit. Your muscles look forward to the repetition.

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    Don't be Penny-wise When It Comes to Headshots

    Regardless of how it is created, your headshot is still your calling card, your best foot forward. Our goal with any camera is to capture something authentic about you as an actor.

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    Creating Your Commercial Demo

    There are as many types of voiceover demo, but usually, when people ask if you have a voiceover demo, they really mean a commercial voiceover demo.

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    Launching a Career in Voiceover Is Tough Work

    Commercial voiceover is an actor's medium today. But the competition is stiffer than ever, thanks in large part to voiceover casting websites and electronic self-submissions.

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    How to Care for Your Voice

    The demands placed upon the vocal actor can be extreme, and without proper care and exercise, the voice will undoubtedly suffer.

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    What Do You Listen for in an Audio Reel?

    When we listen to a demo, we usually want to hear some degree of versatility spread among a range of characters, accents, and even languages spoken.

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    Maria Olsen… Got the Part

    A big part of the work of an actor is in auditioning and submitting. Maria Olsen has embraced this aspect of her acting career.

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    The Great Pitching Contest, Part Deux

    I've been going over the rejects from last week's contest, and a lot of you don't know how to express yourselves. This shocks me, because language is one of your most important tools.

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    The A-List, Credit Problems

    The ethical dilemma with pay-to-meet "workshops" is that actors are being charged by potential employers or business partners for meetings. It's like bribery.

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    Combining the Art and Biz of Acting

    The art and the business of acting are often at odds; in order to get work, or even agent representation, one must learn to "sell oneself"—that is, represent oneself as a business.