Author Archives: Amy Smith

About Amy Smith

Amy Smith is a freelance writer and dance teacher who received her master's in dance from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Surviving Peer Pressure

“I feel so fat! Let’s go gluten-free for a while.” “Come have a cigarette with us.” Sound familiar? Many dancersMore »

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Doubling Up

Dancers are known for being organized, driven and busy. So it’s no surprise that many who attend college choose toMore »

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Singing and Dancing…Together?!

Singing and dancing simultaneously can be daunting. Add the challenge of staying in character and you might have a recipeMore »

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Hip Hop’s Tiniest Talents

The life of a commercial hip-hop dancer can be exhausting—auditions, classes, long video shoots, international tours. But imagine doing allMore »

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How I Got Here

The path to dance success isn’t always a straight line. We asked three pros to reflect on their careers—including theMore »

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Dealing with Casting Disappointments

As a young ballet student, Jonathan Porretta dreamed of dancing the Prince in Cinderella. But as he began his professionalMore »

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