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A Response for My Dance Teacher's Letter

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
Vanessa Alamo

You have raised me to become a strong and confident individual. An upbringing I couldn't imagine possible had I tried another sport or activity.

These Dancers Take Adele's 'Love In The Dark' To A Magical Level

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts

Beautiful. Breathtaking. Ethereal. Those are just some words we'd use to describe Will B. Bell's latest choreography to Adele's "Love In The Dark." B...

My First Time Doing Porn

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

Like the biggest cliche in the world, I wanted to be an actor at 18. One to not shy away from cliches, I took it a step further and wound up dancing at a night club in my underwear.

Powerful New Book Wants You To Know That 'Brown Girls Do Ballet'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts

"I think that being African American has definitely been a huge obstacle for me," Misty Copeland explained in a conversation with President Barrack Ob...

How to Handle Your Books When Your Money Is Off the Books: Financial Planning in a Freelance World

Michael Most | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Michael Most

Freelancing and being self-employed are the new frontier in the American economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of self-empl...

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: The Maestro, the Enigma, a Saudi Love Story & the Madonna Dancers

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.16.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

So far at Berlinale, there have been groundbreaking films, films about love, films about current affairs, movies about the past and some looking to the future. Some push the boundaries of reality, while others really stick our noses into the nitty gritty of surviving.

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

Ashley Everett | Posted 02.18.2016 | 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 search...

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, run around the ...

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 passion abroad to ...

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 07.15.2016 | 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 | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
LittleThings

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.

James Thilman

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 career on...

Julie Kent: A Ballerina Says Goodbye to the Stage

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.19.2016 | 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 06.12.2016 | 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.