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    Dancing Behind the Stars

    The right backup dancers bring enormous energy to the stage, and their motion helps focus the audience's attention on the singer.

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    Dance Ball Change

    At Career Transition for Dancers, our goal is to find a new career for you that is just as fulfilling as your dance career," says William Dale, CTFD's director of development.

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    Performer, Heal Thyself

    Strains, sprains, breaks, aches, and pains are all-too-familiar results of the extreme movement work required of many professional performers.

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    Improvising Dance

    When you think of improvisation in dance, you probably imagine either young clubbers out on the dance floor inventing moves to the latest pop tunes or postmodern artists engaged in contact improv.

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    Creating Character Through Dance

    In the latest of our informative videos, Back Stage talks with American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer David Hallberg about "Romeo and Juliet" and creating character through dance.

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    To Live and Dance in L.A.

    If you want to perform with a professional concert-dance company but everyone keeps telling you that Los Angeles is not the place to be, here's your chance to prove them wrong.

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    Preservation Call: Jazz Dance

    Calling all jazz dancers! Old-school jazz, that is—and your age doesn't matter. New York–based jazz dance teacher Sue Samuels is forming a new dance company, Jazz Roots, featuring choreography in traditional jazz styles from the 1960s and '70s.

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    Dancing On

    The dance artists who are continuing to move forward in these times of economic distress are those who've been managing their finances carefully all along and heeded early warning signs of the downturn.

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    Character Dance

    Have you ever fantasized about being an animated cartoon character? Or perhaps you're just looking for a new outlet for your dance skills. If so, you may want to think about motion capture.

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    Zap, Bam, Pow

    "Action has to drive the story and articulate character, but what I really like about action is that it's a visceral medium," says Anthony De Longis.