dance

Sort by:
  • Advice

    The 1 Most Important Dance Class Everyone Should Take

    According to Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call), there’s no more powerful tool for building a dance career than ballet. So whether you think a barre is for happy hour or you can already plié like Margot Fonteyn, find a class that will help you ...

  • Interview

    The ‘How’ of Bringing Dance to a TV Drama

    If you didn’t see the Feb. 3 episode of the ABC drama “American Crime,” you missed a notable development in the history of dance on television. We talk to the Texas-based choreographers who incorporated dance into the network’s emotionally moving narrative.

  • Advice

    3 Exercises Anyone Can Do at Home

    Sometimes making it to the gym or class can be impossible. That’s no excuse for not keeping fit, though, especially when working out can be as simple as one, two, three! Backstage Expert Erika Shannon shares three simple, effective exercises you can do in the comfort of your own ...

  • Advice

    4 Moves Even Non Dancers Can Master

    Not every dance audition will require a full-on tap solo, and Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) is here to demonstrate a few basic steps that can help even those with two left feet navigate their next dance call.

  • Advice

    What to Wear to a Dance Audition

    Backstage Expert and movement coach Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) weighs in on what you should (and shouldn’t!) wear to a movement audition in this new Set the Scene video.

  • News

    Now Casting ‘The Rockettes N.Y. Spectacular’ and Other Projects

    Regardless of the medium you’re seeking, from theater to screen work, there are roles out there for you! Check out the four below!

  • Advice

    1 Thing You Must Do After a Bad Audition

    Backstage Expert Erika Shannon lucked out on her first day in NYC with three dance auditions—until the last audition went horribly wrong.

  • Advice

    5 Key Tips to Your Next Dance Audition

    Dance auditions may seem more intimidating than acting auditions for "non-dancers," but Backstage Expert Erika Shannon's tips might help take some of the anxiety out of them.

  • Interview

    5 Tips on Merging Dance and Acting

    Contemporary dance choreographer and teacher Shannon Gillen is merging her love for Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1970s films like “Blow-up” and “Red Desert,” directors David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, and dance theater to bring NYC audiences “Separati,” a 60-minute dive into the spaces between reality and perception, and the past and ...

  • News

    9 Legendary NYC Dance Teachers

    Though the city has way too many awesome dance instructors to count, here are nine greats who have shaped performers in New York and across the world.