The 1 Most Important Dance Class Everyone Should Take

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Don’t think about your skill level—sign up for a ballet class immediately. According to Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call), there’s no more powerful tool for building a career as a dancer than the basics of ballet. So whether you think a barre is for happy hour or you can already plié like Margot Fonteyn, find a class that will stretch you and help you grow.

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Erika Shannon
Erika Shannon is a choreographer, teacher, and movement coach, working with dancers of all levels, singers, models, and fitness enthusiasts to help them move their bodies with confidence and connect to movement so it makes sense. Her signature online dance program, Don’t Dodge the Dance Call, has been featured in several theatrical publications, including Backstage!
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