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    A Pioneer in Representing Dancers

    "I had a really bad knee injury and basically had to reinvent my life," explains Julie McDonald of McDonald/Selznick Associates, a talent agency that specializes in dancers and choreographers.

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    Dance Schools and Classes

    From Bhangra to chair dancing, a melting pot of cultures, new technologies, and the Internet have brought exciting new choices to the world of dance classes from coast to coast.

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    Halftime Movers and Shakers

    "It can compete with anything out there," Christina Iannelli says. "Performing with the Nets has made me a better dancer and given me confidence and poise."

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    Dancing Behind the Stars

    The right backup dancers bring enormous energy to the stage, and their motion helps focus the audience's attention on the singer.

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    Dance Ball Change

    At Career Transition for Dancers, our goal is to find a new career for you that is just as fulfilling as your dance career," says William Dale, CTFD's director of development.

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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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    Improvising Dance

    When you think of improvisation in dance, you probably imagine either young clubbers out on the dance floor inventing moves to the latest pop tunes or postmodern artists engaged in contact improv.

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    Creating Character Through Dance

    In the latest of our informative videos, Back Stage talks with American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer David Hallberg about "Romeo and Juliet" and creating character through dance.

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    To Live and Dance in L.A.

    If you want to perform with a professional concert-dance company but everyone keeps telling you that Los Angeles is not the place to be, here's your chance to prove them wrong.

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    Preservation Call: Jazz Dance

    Calling all jazz dancers! Old-school jazz, that is—and your age doesn't matter. New York–based jazz dance teacher Sue Samuels is forming a new dance company, Jazz Roots, featuring choreography in traditional jazz styles from the 1960s and '70s.