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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.

  • Advice

    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 ...

  • Interview

    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.

  • Interview

    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.

  • Advice

    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!

  • Advice

    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.

  • Advice

    6 Questions With…Misty Copeland

    The history-making African-American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre chats about her Broadway debut in “On the Town,” her dance crushes, and which of her performances have left a lasting mark on her.

  • Advice

    5 YouTube Choreographers to Check Out

    From contemporary jazz to ballet and hip-hop, these five fresh faces are making their mark on the dance industry and using YouTube and social media to do it.

  • Advice

    How to Work YouTube to Your Advantage

    Backstage speaks with artists Jacob Sutton and Ian Eastwood, who have successfully cast and been cast through YouTube, to chat about what they look for in dancers and the key to marking your mark with social media.