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    3 Exercises Anyone Can Do at Home

    Sometimes making it to the gym or class can be impossible. That’s no excuse for not keeping fit, though, especially when working out can be as simple as one, two, three! Backstage Expert Erika Shannon shares three simple, effective exercises you can do in the comfort of your own ...

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    4 Moves Even Non Dancers Can Master

    Not every dance audition will require a full-on tap solo, and Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) is here to demonstrate a few basic steps that can help even those with two left feet navigate their next dance call.

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    1 Thing You Must Do After a Bad Audition

    Backstage Expert Erika Shannon lucked out on her first day in NYC with three dance auditions—until the last audition went horribly wrong.

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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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    3 Physical Ways to Boost Your Creativity

    Feeling stuck creatively? All you need is a good physical exercise to get those juices flowing!

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    5 Brands of Character Shoes for the Triple Threat

    Underneath every musical theater dancer is... a great pair of shoes. Proper character shoes (which can also be fitted with taps) help actors audition with confidence and offer necessary support for long rehearsal and performance days. With that in mind, here are five major character shoe brands that professional actors ...

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    The Inside Scoop on Broadway Dance Center

    Looking for a studio that caters to what you want out of your dance experience (and what you might not have known you wanted)? Backstage chats with Broadway Dance Center about what they have to offer recreational and professional dancers alike.

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    The Unlikely Combination of Ballet and Flex

    To celebrate our Dance Issue, Backstage speaks with Michele Wiles and Jay Donn, artists pushing the boundary of disciplines and melding classical ballet with Brooklyn street dance, flex, for their upcoming show “Something Sampled,” happening now through Nov. 7.

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    12 Tips for Successful Partner Dancing

    First day of rehearsals on your new musical? Here are a few tips for making the most out of a partnered dance!

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    Learn How to Nail Your College Dance Audition!

    Dancewave, a nonprofit dedicated to developing strategies for learning and connecting dance in Brooklyn, will be hosting Dance Through College and Beyond 2015 on Oct. 18.