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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.

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    5 YouTube Choreographers to Check Out

    From contemporary jazz to ballet and hip-hop, these five fresh faces are making their mark on the dance industry and using YouTube and social media to do it.

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    Why This Year’s B’way Season Was a Twirling Success for Dancers

    Backstage chats with Patricia Watts, the executive producer for the annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, designed to recognize outstanding dance performances on Broadway, about why this season was so special and the Awards’ future plans.

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    How to Work YouTube to Your Advantage

    Backstage speaks with artists Jacob Sutton and Ian Eastwood, who have successfully cast and been cast through YouTube, to chat about what they look for in dancers and the key to marking your mark with social media.

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    4 Must-Know Regional Dance Companies

    From sea to shining sea, here is a selection of top-notch dance studios open to everyone from beginners and kids to potential “So You Think You Can Dance” contestants.

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    Never Dodge That Dance Call Again

    With the help of dancer-instructor Erika Shannon’s online dance school Don’t Dodge the Dance Call, novices can learn the fundamentals of dance technique in the privacy of their own homes.

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    Alisa’s Dance Academy Does It All in Austin

    Pirouette over to the top destination for well-rounded dancers—beginners, pre-professionals, movers of all ages—in Austin, Texas!

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    So You Want to Be a Dancer?

    Author, performer, and choreographer Matthew Shaffer offers up advice to aspiring and established dancers, as well as those looking for a new way to stay fit.

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    20 Great Dance Movies

    There's nothing like a good dance flick to bring people together. Whether you're a professional dancer or the owner of two left feet, here are 20 fun and inspiring dance films to get you moving this summer!

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    5 Classes to Take at NYC’s Alvin Ailey

    The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is committing to its founder’s mission to bring dance to the people with the Ailey Extension. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and the studio is offering “real classes for real people” in its 12 studios.