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    Dance Training for Children and Teens

    It takes many years of study to acquire a professional level of dance technique, so aspiring dancers must begin training at a very young age.

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    Actors' Motivations, Callback Proclamations

    Why do people like acting? If you ask me, it's sadomasochistic. Lots of movie characters have things happen to them that you definitely wouldn't want happening to you in real life.

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    Your Child's Taxes

    Sometimes the rules we explain to parents who have invested in their child's career conflict with what they have heard on the street from other parents.

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    If I Ruled the World

    Actors be warned! I've finally pulled it off. On the first of April, a statute goes into effect that bans one-person shows from being performed in the city of Los Angeles.

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    Young Actors and the Way In

    I have been teaching young people for the past 15 years how to find their way into acting. This calls for a far different set of skills than with the adult students.

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    Random Thoughts

    If an actor gives a bad performance onstage and there's no one in the audience to see it, did the actor really bomb?

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    What Are the Chances?

    I'll be 36 or 37 when my training is completed. Instead of committing two years to full-time actor training, should I choose instead to study part time while pursuing acting work?

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    The Seven Deadly Singing Sins

    As a voice teacher, I have seen students come to my studio with many of the same problems. I have traced quite a few of these problems to a basic group of mistakes and incorrect beliefs.

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    Casting Roles with Nudity or Sex?

    Quite a few actors won't come in if there's nudity for a part. A lot of the time, producers and director will say, "Oh, they'll want the part enough that they'll do the nudity." No, they won't.

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    Those Devilish Deduction Details

    You should always consider itemizing your tax deductions, because most actors spend considerable sums on their careers in the course of a year.