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Understudying 3 Roles on Broadway

Have you ever had to understudy a role in a show? Do you remember the hours of preparation preparing your understudy track on top of your main role? Now, imagine this: You audition for a Broadway show and you get the call that you’ve been cast as the understudy of not one, not two, but three roles. Not only are you understudying three different roles, but they are three PRINCIPAL roles. This is exactly what Broadway veteran Sasha Hutchings is doing for the current revival of OKLAHOMA! on Broadway. Learn more of how she balances these three roles, as well as some tips for tapping into these different, distinct characters. VIEW ARTICLE via www.dancemagaine.com

How These 6 Pros Get Through “Nut” Without Cracking

The Nutcracker. A time-honored holiday tradition in which thousands of dancers, young and old, partake in each year. Whether it’s your fifth year or fifteenth year performing in this famous ballet, these 6 pros dish out their best tips on how to survive “Nutcracker Season”.  Beat the burn out and learn how to stay inspired, healthy, and to keep the magic flowing! VIEW ARTICLE via www.dancemagazine.com  

Financial Flaws: Are you guilty of these common mistakes?

Although this article is directed towards dancers, these 8 money mistakes could be applied to all artists in the entertainment industry. Are you guilty of any of these financial flaws? Learn what they are, advice to control your finances, and the freedom and security grow in your artistry. READ ARTICLE via www.dancemagazine.com  

SETC 2020 Registration – NOW OPEN!

2020 Spring Professional Auditions: Feb. 27-29, 2020  |  Louisville, KY  |  71st Annual SETC Convention Applications Open: Oct. 15 2019 @ Noon ET Early-Bird Deadline: Dec. 13 2019 @ Noon ET Final Deadline: Jan. 15 2020 @ Noon ET REGISTRATION INFORMATION  Actors, singers, and dancers must register for the SETC Convention and apply and be approved for an audition spot. Download the correct guideline packet for you, and call the SETC Central Office at 336-272-3645 to speak with April if you need any help Non-Equity Actors/Singers Equity Actors/Singers Dancer-Only   

The Rockettes are Looking for an Artistic Director—and a Makeover

The Rockettes are one of, if not the most, iconic dance troupes in the world. They recently announced that they are beginning a search for a new position: Artistic Director. The Rockettes are wanting to expand their presence beyond Christmas time, and become a year-round attraction, and they need just the right artistic visionary to lead them in that direction. Learn more about their search below: View Article via www.dancemagazine.com

Stretches and Strengtheners to Increase Your Extensions

As a dancer, it is important to keep up your conditioning and strength training. Those looking to increase their développé will find great stretching exercises that focus on more than the splits. This article from Pointe Magazine will guide you through safe stretching and strengthening exercises. READ ARTICLE via www.pointemagazine.com

No Short Cuts: A Day in The Life of a NYC Ballet Principal

Have you dreamt of becoming a principal dancer for a major dance company? Well, it isn’t an easy feat! (No pun intended). With intense schedules that include rehearsals, performance, conditioning, as well as the need to stay healthy and injury-free, the expectation to excel at this level is very high. Pointe Magazine dives into these various expectations by observing a day in the life of NYC Ballet star Sara Mearns. READ ARTICLE via www.pointemagazine.com

The Relationship Between Ballet and Physics

How does Newton’s Third law correlate with ballet? Pointe Magazine speaks with Dr. Merritt Moore from the National Museum of Mathematics and choreographer Claudia Schreier about how music, dance, and math all work together. READ ARTICLE via www.pointemagazine.com

Audition for Colorado Ballet Academy’s Summer Intensive & Pre-Professional Division

Are you looking for inspiration to develop and grow as an artist, preparing you for a career as a dancer? The Raydean Acevedo Colorado Ballet Academy’s (CBA) Summer Intensive and Pre-Professional Division receive rave reviews from students, teachers and directors. These programs offer aspiring dancers instruction and career guidance from internationally renowned master teachers and CBA’s accomplished faculty. Training takes place in Colorado Ballet’s eight state-of-the-art studios at The Armstrong Center for Dance. Under the leadership of Director Erica Fischbach and SI Directors Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner, students receive professional training in an environment that fosters growth, wellness and excellence in all aspects of dance—from classical ballet to the divers...

Fixing These 5 Bad Habits Can Take Your Dancing to the Next Level

BY GAVIN LARSEN via www.pointemagazine.com Striving for higher extensions, more turnout and bigger jumps may be at the top of your agenda in daily class. But what about those finer points of your technique, the subtleties that make a dancer really shine? They need just as much of your attention, and letting seemingly innocuous bad habits linger will impact your overall dancing. “There are no shortcuts in ballet,” says Cynthia Harvey, artistic director of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. “You can’t expect good results by ignoring details that are the building blocks of technique.” We break down five bad habits that are easy to overlook—but have a major impact. Knuckling Peff Modelski, a faculty member at Visceral Dance Chicago w...

From Professional Dancer to Professor of Dance

via www.dancemagazine.com In the final years of her decade-long career with the Lewitzky Dance Company, University of Arizona Associate Professor Amy Ernst began to develop an interest in dance injury prevention. She remembers feeling an urge to widen her understanding of dance and the body. Soon after retirement from the Company, she was hired by the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Inglewood, California as a physical therapy assistant, where she worked for the next three and a half years. This work eventually led her to pursue an M.F.A. in dance at the University of Washington-Seattle. She remembers growing into the role of a professor during her time pursuing her degree. That incubation phase was critical. Ernst joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in 1995, and now as direct...

College Scholarship Programs & Fairs for Dancers

BY MADELINE SCHROCK via www.dancemagazine.com Dancing in college is undoubtedly expensive, but these two events allow you to audition for scholarships from multiple programs at once. Dancewave’s Dancing Through College & Beyond Photo by Linneah Anders, Courtesy Dancewave This fair’s College Scholarship auditions give high school seniors exposure to college reps from across the country. In 2017, 65 percent of the participants were offered merit scholarships totaling $3.4 million. This year’s expanded audition offerings, held at Hunter College in New York City, will accommodate up to 150 dancers. Participating schools include heavy hitters like Boston Conservatory at Berklee, New York University, The Juilliard School, University of Southern California and many more. Oct...