Author Archives: Ryan P. Casey

About Ryan P. Casey

Ryan P. Casey is an NYC-based performer and choreographer studying journalism at New York University.

Tap the Tale

We’ve all been captivated by dances that skillfully blend beautiful technique with an engaging storyline: classic ballets, rousing Broadway numbers,More »

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Tap for Non-Tappers

When 12-year-old David Alvarez walked into an audition for the original Broadway production of Billy Elliot, he was shocked toMore »

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A Cut Above: Everything You Need to Know About Cutting Contests

Alaman Diadhiou entered his first cutting contest—an improv-based competition in which individual dancers must face off and perform on theMore »

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Toe Tips

If you think ballerinas are the only dancers who perform on their toes, think again. Tap dancers often do toeMore »

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Speed Demon

You’re in tap class and have nailed a combination. Then, your teacher asks everyone to do it double time. YouMore »

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