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    All the Right Moves

    Back Stage recently spoke with three successful dance pros, who explain what it takes—besides dance ability—to make it as a professional in Los Angeles, on the ballet stage, and as a Rockette.

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    Smuin Ballet Dances On

    The Smuin Ballet is a spunky chamber ballet company in San Francisco that sails forth with aplomb just three years after the sudden death of its founder, Michael Smuin.

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    New Research in Dance Medicine

    Are you a professional or collegiate dancer between the ages of 18 and 40? Or a male ballet dancer aged 12 to 16? If so, you may want to participate in one of two new research studies in dance medicine being in New York City.

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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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    Making a Professional Dance Home in the City

    The key is to find a home base in New York, a place that will embrace your talents and support your work, so you don't feel like a stranger in a foreign land.

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    Dancing With the Jabbawockeez

    What makes Jabbawockeez a truly rare dance troupe are the communal sensibility and the collaborative practices that drive everything about how the group is run and how its work is created and presented.

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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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    Keeping the Rockettes in Line

    Linda Haberman discusses her historic role as director and choreographer of the iconic dance troupe.

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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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    Bollywood Aerobics

    "I'm actually quite shocked at the success I've had with Bollywood aerobics. I never expected it to take off as well as it has," says Rahul Nath, a Hollywood-based actor and professional Bollywood dancer.