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    NY Acting Schools & Coaches

    Got books? Acting teachers' top picks on the best books. Plus Back Stage's comprehensive N.Y. coaching listing.

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    To Join or Not To Join? The New Actor's Dilemma

    Anyone who wants to be a serious actor in this town will need to join that benevolent behemoth known as the Screen Actors Guild. A fractious and sprawling organization made up of 118,000 members, SAG includes everyone from the Tom Cruises and Michelle Pfeiffers of the world to bit ...

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    Classical and Young Performers

    This listing includes coaches and institutions that almost exclusively teach approaches to classical work, especially but not exclusively Shakespeare. Many conservatories listed above under "Acting Schools," as well as in other categories, also offer specialized classes in classical work. Check other categories for details.Click Here

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    2003-04 College Guide to the Performing Arts: Dance Departments, 2003-04

    The following is a list of selected dance departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance) are listed as such. Schools are listed alphabetically within each state.

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    <strong>Conservatories </strong>

    The following schools offer two-year acting programs. Many offer other shorter programs in a variety of plans and performing-related areas.Click Here

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    An Insider's Guide to the Casting Standouts of 2009

    In anticipation of the 2010 SAG Awards, Back Stage spoke with the casting directors, actors, and directors of several of the year's most prominent movies to find out what went into creating their films.

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    2010 SAG Awards Voters Guide

    Check out Back Stage's exclusive guide to this year's SAG Award nominees in film and television.

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    Spotlight on Representation

    Back Stage explores the nuances of securing representation, how to work with manager-producers, and what to watch out for in the representation agreements.