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    Astaire Award Nominees Talk About Dancing on Broadway

    The 2011 Astaire Award Nominees spoke to Back Stage about their dance training and how to make it as a performer in New York.

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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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    From Better to Curse

    Nancy Raffa, currently ballet mistress for American Ballet Theatre, is appearing onstage in "The Sleeping Beauty." She is the witch, Carabosse, who curses Aurora with the prediction that as a teen, she will prick her finger and die.

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    Agnes Is at It Again

    "Agnes de Mille's work represents an important period of American choreography that has been lost," says choreographer Liza Gennaro, daughter of Broadway and television choreographer Peter Gennaro. "What she did in terms of movement innovation and finding a movement language for a character is something you rarely see in ...

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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.

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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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    Everything's Coming Up Gypsies

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

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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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    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. 

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    Take It on Home!

    The tap dance community is no longer homeless. On Jan. 4, the American Tap Dance Foundation opened the doors of its new American Tap Dance Center in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.