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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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    To Wait or Not to Wait for a Job in China

    Michael Kostroff reminds readers that nothing is anything until it's something -- even a job in China.

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    Finding the Perfect Fit in the Commercial World

    With more than 3,000 commercials under her belt, Los Angeles casting director Megan Foley has populated TV spots for clients ranging from Budweiser to American Express.

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    Qualities for Casting Comedies

    "I love when an actor focuses on the action and truth of the scene instead of trying to be funny." --Daniel Talbott, New York; founding artistic director, Rising Phoenix Rep

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    How To Guide: Do It Yourself

    Back Stage's guide to all the ways you can take the reigns, from setting up your own theater company, to obtaining work visas, to paying quarterly taxes.

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    From Class to Art

    Acting students, if they're lucky, find classes that are satisfying, challenging, and fully worth the time and money. But once in a while, they wind up in a class that rises above and beyond mere satisfaction.

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    Eric Kochmer

    When the notice for the film 'Dialogues' appeared in Back Stage, Eric Kochmer was immediately interested. 'Dialogues' is experimental film director Owen Land's narrative feature about his own experiences from the late 1960s to the early '80s.

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    Kissing Comment, Class Flack

    I've never had to kiss another actor at an audition, even at callbacks. Can you imagine? Four people called back for each role and you end up smooching by proxy with all of them?

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    Giselle Vazquez… Got the Part

    When a casting alert informed her that "Something Outrageous," an evening of sketch comedy, would be produced in New York, she responded, despite not having a comedy background.

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    Giselle of the Golden West?

    Has a band of Wilis invaded the western United States? Why is it that five ballet companies in cities west of the Mississippi are mounting productions of "Giselle" in 2011?