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  • Advice

    7 Things Your Dance Partner Will Thank You For

    Technical skill is great when it comes to partnered dancing—but there’s a lot more to sharing moves than just rhythm and flair. According to Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call), there are also seven basic requirements to working with someone else body to body ...

  • News

    What’s Hot This Summer? NYC Dance Week!

    There’s no better time to get up, out, and active than summer in New York. And the official 2016 New York City Dance Week will help you master your craft along the way.

  • Interview

    9 Questions With...Keenan Kampa

    As the first American to join Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet, Keenan Kampa is now making moves onto the big screen with “High Strung.” Kampa tells us about her fight to be cast, her dream dance partner, and why her peers have called her “White Chocolate.”

  • Advice

    1 Quick Post-Rehearsal Stretch

    Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) shows you a quick stretch that will help keep you in tip-top shape after auditions and rehearsals.

  • News

    WATCH: Talented Kids Audition for Ellentube’s First Original Series

    Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellentube is entering new terrain with its first original series “tWitch and Allison’s Dance Challenge,” a competitive series spotlighting young dancers that’s hosted by the Ellen Show’s resident DJ Stephen Boss, a.k.a. tWitch, and his wife Allison Holker.

  • Advice

    How to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Audition Today

    Minimize the stress of an audition day by preparing beforehand. The best ways to prepare for an audition in advance include packing your bag the night before, geting a good night's sleep—and a few other things that come highly recommended by Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge ...

  • Advice

    10 Dance Conservatories to Consider for College

    Dance is your calling, and you’re ready to pirouette into a higher level of education. Where should you go?

  • Advice

    Important Stretches for Any Dancer

    Yes, stretching can be deeply dull and the most obvious thing to skip over. But it’s also one of the most vital aspects of any physical activity—particularly dancing in an audition situation. That’s why we asked Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) to ...

  • Advice

    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!

  • News

    The DC Tap Fest Is Back for Another Year

    Sisters Chloé and Maud Arnold started the DC Tap Festival to unite the tap dance community, as well as teach and showcase the art of tap. The eighth annual event is happening March 17–20.