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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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    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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    Clicks and Tricks

    If your interest in dance books tends toward the visual or the practical, you may want to check out the latest crop. It includes two artsy photography books, one about social dancing and the other featuring photos by Mikhail Baryshnikov (yes -- by, not of).

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    Bausch, Ballroom, and Ballet

    Before you bid your final farewell to 2010, you may want to check out three highly educational dance items that came out during the latter half of the year: "Understanding Pina," "Ballroom!," and "Mirrors & Scrims,"

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    All Sizes, All Types, All Ethnicities

    Do you feel that your height, size, ethnicity, or idiosyncratic dancing style may be preventing you from having a successful dance career? Roberto Villanueva is seeking you.

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    Maintaining Safety and Integrity in Extreme Dancing

    Pushing the body to its limits characterizes much of the choreography currently seen in the commercial entertainment industry as well as on the concert dance stage.

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    Company C Director Charles Anderson Celebrates 10 Years

    Company C Contemporary Ballet, the Walnut Creek, Calif.–based company, celebrates 10 years and makes plans for another 20.

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    Charles Askegard and Michele Wiles Talk About Their New Ballet Company

    As of this month, New York is home to a brand-new chamber ballet company, Ballet Next. The troupe was founded and is directed by Charles Askegard and Michele Wiles.

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    Benjamin Millepied Brings a New Way of Dancing to L.A.

    NYCB principal and "Black Swan' choreographer Benjamin Millepied turns his focus to the multi-media L.A. dance project.

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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.