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What It's Like To Be A Backup Dancer At The Grammys

Ashley Everett | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Ashley Everett

It’s the biggest night in music, one of the most-viewed award shows in America and the music industry's highest honor. Every recording artist dreams...

Dancing In Abandoned Places with Austen Browne

Jeff Kelley | Posted 01.26.2016 | Arts
Jeff Kelley

I can remember when I first found Austen Browne's work on Instagram. The ability to upload video was still relatively new to the app, and I was sea...

Minsky Stripper Turns 100 (the Last Living Star of Burlesque)

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

On January 23, 1916, Betty Jane Rowland was born in Columbus, Ohio. On the day of her 100th birthday I spent the afternoon with the still flame-haired...

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching, Part III

Karen Musey | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

After a successful performing career on Broadway, Radio City and more, Steve Konopelski hung up his dancing shoes to purse a career in pastry arts. His journey has led him to opening Turnbridge B & B, and more recently to entertaining audiences on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship".

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching, Part II

Karen Musey | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

After a successful performing career on Broadway, Radio City and more, Steve Konopelski hung up his dancing shoes to purse a career in pastry arts. His journey has led him to opening Turnbridge Point B & B, and more recently to entertaining audiences on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship".

Dance Like Everyone Is Watching

Karen Musey | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

After a successful performing career on Broadway, Radio City and more, Steve Konopelski hung up his dancing shoes to purse a career in pastry arts. His journey has led him to opening Turnbridge Point B & B, and more recently to entertaining audiences on Food Network's "Holiday Baking Championship".

Watch What Happens When A Dust Devil Strikes This Music Festival

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.30.2015 | Weird News

Not even a dusty whirlwind could stop these dancers' flow. Video footage shows the dancers in the town of Pyalong, north of Melbourne, ru...

Misty Copeland Teams Up With Charity To Bring Dance To Rwandan Kids

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

Ballerina Misty Copeland has made a name for herself breaking barriers for black dancers in the United States, and she's taking her passi...

Why We Keep Missing All Our Opportunities

Bernard Hiller | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bernard Hiller

We miss our opportunities of love, happiness, career and success because we refuse to learn the lessons that come our way.

Instagram Account Documents The Varied And Vibrant Dancers Of NYC

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.01.2015 | Arts

Why walk to the subway -- shoulders hunched, eyes glued to your iPhone, elbows ready to shove -- when you can leap, prance, sashay your way to the 163...

Setting Specific and Successful Goals for the New Dance Year

Karen Musey | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

September is here! The back to school vibe is high in the air and your dance year is about to begin! It is an exciting time and now is the perfect time to figure out your goals for this dancing season.

From Homelessness to Cirque du Soleil

Joe Putignano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Putignano

I had been struggling with heroin addiction for nine years and tried everything to get clean. I was barely keeping a job and frequently going to twelve-step meetings, but I could not stop using heroin because every time I did, I would end up with terrible physical withdrawal.

Popular NYC Subway Performer Draws Hilarious Group Of Dancers At Penn Station

LittleThings.com | Posted 07.01.2015 | New York
LittleThings.com

If you've ever stood on a New York City subway platform, you know that seeing a performer and a lingering crowd isn't the least bit unusual. Oftentimes you'll also be treated to an impromptu performance by a bystander (or a few), and more times than not, it's a sight to see.

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Misty Copeland On Stepping Out From Behind The Other Swans

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts

Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history, spoke about her c...

Julie Kent: A Ballerina Says Goodbye to the Stage

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"When I was very young, back in Hungary in the ballet school, my teacher showed us a VHS with Julie Kent," Zoltan Boros, a dancer with Columbia Classical Ballet, said. "I didn't know her, and I didn't know much about ballet ( I was around 12), but I still remember how amazing she was."

10 Ways to Increase Your Creativity

Bernard Hiller | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Bernard Hiller

Creativity is a muscle that must be stimulated and fed every day. We are all born with creativity and how you use it, will determine our career and our life. Artists must increase their creativity to stay relevant.

I Teach Dance. Dance Moms Stresses Me Out.

Nora Younkin | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Nora Younkin

I watch Dance Moms every week. In some ways it's a guilty pleasure, in others it's an opportunity for introspection on my own work as a dance instructor.

To the Dance Mom Who Is Embarrassed by her Daughter

Amanda Trusty | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Amanda Trusty

Never, in all my years, and by that I mean the past decade of teaching, choreographing, and performing with children, have I ever judged YOU by your child's abilities.

Oskar Rodriguez: His Road to Hulu's East Los High and Beyond

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

Oskar Rodriguez is tired, but smiling with excitement. He is currently filming season 3 of the web-series East Los High.

Ailey Dancers and the Kids With Disabilities: "If A Finger Can Move, They're a Part of It"

Michael Levin | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Michael Levin

Three dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater made their annual appearance at the Cotting School, New England's oldest and best-known school for young people with special needs.

Bad Book Reviews: One Author's Reaction

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

It is a truth widely known fact that if you're fortunate enough to have written and published a book and lucky enough to have people talk about it, comments will run the gamut from good to bad, with many shades of mediocre in between.

Black and White Photography: Dancers in the Dark

Erica Simone | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts
Erica Simone

Over the last ten years as a photographer, it's been a beautiful pleasure to work with incredible dancers from around the world. The following images from my ongoing series Dancers in the Dark feature two extraordinarily talented couples: World famous and Redbull-sponsored BBoy, Neguin, with his enrapturing wife, Amy Secada, as well as the uniquely brilliant Leandro Silva and Janete Silva from the Silva Dance Company, both featured in Kiesza's viral Hideaway music video.

Just Do the 'Thing'

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 12.30.2014 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"Fear is debilitating" -- as cliché as this phrase may be, it's something you should remind yourself of every day of your life if you are or want to be a business owner. This post was inspired by a good friend who told me exactly what I needed to hear a few years ago when I was looking to launch a business.

Music Turns Me On: Find Out What Turns On This Justin Timberlake Dancer

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 11.27.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

I was over the moon excited when one of my clients invited me to see Justin Timberlake in concert. My client's step daughter is dancer Lindsay Richard...

Dance for Me: Coming of Age on the Dance Floor and Beyond

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

What drives them, these ballroom babies with the swiveling hips, sequins and spray tans, who sacrifice family, friends, even country in the quest for fame?