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    3 Simple Stretches to Increase Flexibility

    Staying flexible is important—and not just in the way you think about your work and career. That’s why we asked Backstage Expert Erika Shannon to demonstrate a few simple stretches to keep us all loose and ready to dance!

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    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.

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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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    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.

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    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 ...

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    Dance Happenings in NYC 2/19–2/25

    February is a short month but it’s still chock full of artistic vibrancy in New York. Have you been inspired by any of the companies in town lately?

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    2 Quick Fixes for Dance Audition Jitters

    Nerves can overcome anyone and derail even the audition for which you prepped extensively. Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) shares a few tips and tricks to relax enough so that you can put all that pre to good use!

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    Everything NYC Dancers Need to Know This Week 10/9–10/15

    Autumn in the city is a wonderful time to get inspired by new teachers and attend performances by your favorite companies starting their fall season. We’ve gathered plenty of information for you to leap in and get those creative vibes flowing.

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    What’s Happening in Dance in NYC this Week 10/2–10/8 2017

    Are you falling for dance yet? Autumn in the city is a great time for finding new inspiration, teachers, and workshops as well as viewing season premieres and attending company auditions. We’ve gathered plenty of information for you to leap in and get those creative vibes flowing.

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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.