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    Are Your Dance Classes Working for You?

    Most professional dancers today came of age during the era of the megastudio, enormous dance facilities that feature instructors teaching many different kinds of classes under one roof.

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    Choreographing a Career

    “Most of the performances of my choreography come about because I’m doing work that crosses the path of someone who then invites me to become involved in a project with them."

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    A Trio of Worthy Dance Books

    Three new publications take fresh looks at ballet history, making choreography, and the writings of Agnes de Mille.

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    Giselle of the Golden West?

    Has a band of Wilis invaded the western United States? Why is it that five ballet companies in cities west of the Mississippi are mounting productions of "Giselle" in 2011?

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    Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Serenade/The Proposition

    In its New York premiere, the pithy 60-minute work is splendidly rendered by the remarkably diverse and talented Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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    Everything's Coming Up Gypsies

    "I'm not really a Broadway gypsy; I just play one in A Chorus Line."

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    Making Dances in Myriad Realms

    If you are looking to diversify your choreographic career path, there is perhaps no better model than 38-year-old Long Island, N.Y., native Larry Keigwin.

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    Making the Old

    It is typically now, at the beginning of January, when we are marking the start of a new year, that we become fixated on throwing out the old and embracing the new.

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    Print Fizzles, Video Sizzles

    The latest crop of dance books and recordings includes the DVD of a fascinating 2009 film about Meredith Monk, as well as less-interesting books on pedagogy, technique, and career building.

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    They're Gonna Rock It Tonight

    "Only people who have done the original show or are strict followers of Jerome Robbins will notice any of the changes I've made," says Joey McKneely.