Broadway vet Cameron Adams, dancing Warren Carlyle's choreo from "She Loves Me" (screenshot via YouTube)
Okay, y'all: It's time to call it like it is. You've now been home from school for several days. You've spent some QT with the fam, gorged on all of the holiday goodies, and are finally starting to get just the sliiiiiiiiiightest bit tired of staring into space doing *~nothing~*. You've entered the little-understood (but super-prevalent) state called Winter Break Boredom. This calls for a boredom buster—and boy, do we have a great one for you.
Enter BroadwayBox's genius "Dancing Through My Broadway Resume" YouTube series. It's a simple concept, with BRILLIANT execution. Take a longtime musical-theater dancer, put them in a studio at Broadway Dance Center, and have them dance the most exciting excerpts from each and every show they've performed on the Great White Way. Oh yeah, and overlay the footage with said dancer telling fascinating anecdotes from their illustrious career. Did we mention it's absolutely brilliant? And that we kinda-sorta wish we'd thought of it first? (Four for you, BroadwayBox. You GO, BroadwayBox!)
The roster (at press time, there are 13 videos in all) is chock-full of your favorite Broadway babes—and a few you've maybe never heard of, but definitely should know. In no particular order, a few of the dancers whose seriously impressive resumes we were most excited to watch unfold in real time:
So whatever you're looking for this winter break—inspiration, relaxation, or boredom-busting—"Dancing Through My Resume" is here for you. Next, we'd love a behind-the-scenes look at how these clips are rehearsed and come together!
Expressions Dance Alliance president Liz Ladley addressing the company (Sabrina Thadani, courtesy Liz Ladley)
Do you dream of running your student dance company or becoming captain of your dance team? Are you a triple threat eager to direct your school's next musical? If you have big ideas and the drive to make them a reality—as well as a strong rapport with your fellow performers—you might be a good fit for a leadership role. But even the most dedicated dancers can stumble during the transition from peer to peer leader. Try these tips to make the most of your tenure at the top.
In today's dance world, versatility is key. It's not enough to be a master of one style—even when they specialize in one area, dancers are frequently asked to fuse multiple genres, or step out of their comfort zone for specific projects. With their wide variety of summer programs, Joffrey Ballet School aims to prepare dancers for the demands of a professional career. We asked five faculty members to share how they do this:
Right now, it seems like the entire world is equal parts obsessed with and thoroughly creeped out by Jordan Peele's Us, the horror film about devilish doppelgängers that's currently rated 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
But while the normal human reaction to Us is to hide under the covers for approximately 17 years, "Step Up: High Water" superhero Kendra "K.O." Oyesanya's reaction was to make a totally bananas dance video.