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    4 Dance Companies You Should Know

    From Contra-Tiempo to Ballet Hispánico, these four Latino dance companies have infused classical styles with everything from salsa to hip-hop.

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    5 Styles of Dance Every Performer Should Know!

    The past is present, both in performance and in rehearsal—and auditions! That's why Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don't Dodge the Dance Call) wants you to understand the basics of these five dance styles. Think of it as homework with an amazing beat!

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    7 Things Your Dance Partner Will Thank You For

    Technical skill is great when it comes to partnered dancing—but there’s a lot more to sharing moves than just rhythm and flair. According to Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call), there are also seven basic requirements to working with someone else body to body ...

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    1 Quick Post-Rehearsal Stretch

    Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) shows you a quick stretch that will help keep you in tip-top shape after auditions and rehearsals.

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    How to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Audition Today

    Minimize the stress of an audition day by preparing beforehand. The best ways to prepare for an audition in advance include packing your bag the night before, geting a good night's sleep—and a few other things that come highly recommended by Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge ...

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    Important Stretches for Any Dancer

    Yes, stretching can be deeply dull and the most obvious thing to skip over. But it’s also one of the most vital aspects of any physical activity—particularly dancing in an audition situation. That’s why we asked Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) to ...

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    2 Quick Fixes for Dance Audition Jitters

    Nerves can overcome anyone and derail even the audition for which you prepped extensively. Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) shares a few tips and tricks to relax enough so that you can put all that pre to good use!

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    21 Bag and Smartphone Essentials for Dancers

    All dancers have one thing in common: They need a fully stocked dance bag for the everyday and the unexpected. In addition to the standard necessities of wallet, cellphone (plus charger!), and keys, here are some other essentials.

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    10 Things Every Dancer Should Start Doing

    Before choreographer Lorin Latarro comes to Broadway with the musical “Waitress,” she has a few pieces of advice to dole out to all those dancers out there who think success is a matter of skill and training.

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    3 Simple Stretches to Increase Flexibility

    Staying flexible is important—and not just in the way you think about your work and career. That’s why we asked Backstage Expert Erika Shannon to demonstrate a few simple stretches to keep us all loose and ready to dance!