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    The New York City Dancer’s Guide to Studios

    Whether you’re new to New York, or have been itching to try out some new classes and need a change of scenery, we’ve got something for you. We’ve gathered information on various dance studios of different sizes and focus to give you the best direction when it ...

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    What’s Happening in NYC Dance This Week 9/18-9/24

    The fall season is here! We have gathered a variety of new classes for you to try, performances to be inspired by, and auditions to pencil in on your calendar. Enjoy your week of dance!

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    Everything NYC Dancers Need to Know this August 2017

    Whether you’ve been on the beach and are itching to get back to class or are feeling your best and ready to leap into auditions, we’ve got plenty of classes, workshops, and castings lined up for you to check out. And be sure to mark your calendars with ...

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    What Every Emerging Choreographer Needs to Know

    Are you a choreographer looking to get your big break? Here are tips from some of the most respected choreographers and dancers around to get you to the next level!

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    5 Styles of Dance Every Performer Should Know!

    The past is present, both in performance and in rehearsal—and auditions! That's why Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don't Dodge the Dance Call) wants you to understand the basics of these five dance styles. Think of it as homework with an amazing beat!

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    What 'Waitress' Choreographer Lorin Latarro Wants Dancers to Know

    Dancer and choreographer Lorin Latarro ("Waitress") wants you to know you won't remember the roles you booked—but you'll regret the times you let yourself down.

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    4 Dance Companies You Should Know

    From Contra-Tiempo to Ballet Hispánico, these four Latino dance companies have infused classical styles with everything from salsa to hip-hop.

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    7 Things Your Dance Partner Will Thank You For

    Technical skill is great when it comes to partnered dancing—but there’s a lot more to sharing moves than just rhythm and flair. According to Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call), there are also seven basic requirements to working with someone else body to body ...

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    1 Quick Post-Rehearsal Stretch

    Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) shows you a quick stretch that will help keep you in tip-top shape after auditions and rehearsals.

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    How to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Audition Today

    Minimize the stress of an audition day by preparing beforehand. The best ways to prepare for an audition in advance include packing your bag the night before, geting a good night's sleep—and a few other things that come highly recommended by Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge ...