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    4 Moves Even Non Dancers Can Master

    Not every dance audition will require a full-on tap solo, and Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) is here to demonstrate a few basic steps that can help even those with two left feet navigate their next dance call.

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    What to Wear to a Dance Audition

    Backstage Expert and movement coach Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) weighs in on what you should (and shouldn’t!) wear to a movement audition in this new Set the Scene video.

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    1 Thing You Must Do After a Bad Audition

    Backstage Expert Erika Shannon lucked out on her first day in NYC with three dance auditions—until the last audition went horribly wrong.

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    5 Key Tips to Your Next Dance Audition

    Dance auditions may seem more intimidating than acting auditions for "non-dancers," but Backstage Expert Erika Shannon's tips might help take some of the anxiety out of them.

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    5 Brands of Character Shoes for the Triple Threat

    Underneath every musical theater dancer is... a great pair of shoes. Proper character shoes (which can also be fitted with taps) help actors audition with confidence and offer necessary support for long rehearsal and performance days. With that in mind, here are five major character shoe brands that professional actors ...

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    12 Tips for Successful Partner Dancing

    First day of rehearsals on your new musical? Here are a few tips for making the most out of a partnered dance!

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    Learn How to Nail Your College Dance Audition!

    Dancewave, a nonprofit dedicated to developing strategies for learning and connecting dance in Brooklyn, will be hosting Dance Through College and Beyond 2015 on Oct. 18.

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    This Fall’s 11 Can’t-Miss Chicago Theater Events

    From world premiere musicals “October Sky” and “The Black White Love Play” to new spins on classics like “The Tempest” and “Treasure Island,” Chicagoans are in for a treat this season.

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    12 Broadway Choreographers All Actors Should Know

    From the early days of the Great White Way to the greatest hits of the past 10 years, here are 12 legendary choreographers who have given shape to Broadway as we know it.

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    6 Questions With…Misty Copeland

    The history-making African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre chats about her Broadway debut in “On the Town,” her dance crushes, and which of her performances have left a lasting mark on her.