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 for Non-Tappers

When 12-year-old David Alvarez walked into an audition for the original Broadway production of Billy Elliot, he was shocked to … Continue reading

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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 the … Continue reading

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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 toe … Continue reading

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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. You … Continue reading

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