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November 17, 2019

Dancer: Courtney Saffold  | Fierce Dance Competition

I have been judging regional and national dance competitions throughout the U.S. and abroad for well over 20 years. During that time, I not only have seen the tricks and trends come and go, but I also have witnessed the level of talent expressed by these young people rise to an unbelievabl...

August 27, 2019

“Good Morning America” host Lara Spencer certainly caused a furor throughout the dance community over her insensitive comments about 6-year-old Prince George taking a ballet class. 

As you know by now, Spencer made a remark during a segment on the Aug. 22 morning show as she and her co-hosts were breaking down the school...

September 16, 2018

Ever since it was first performed on a Broadway stage back in 1975 and later premiered as a movie in 1985, the excitement and mystique of the dance world demonstrated in the classic musical A Chorus Line has been captivating aspiring young dancers.

Centered on 17 Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on...

August 8, 2018

With more than 20 years’ experience as a dance educator, I often think back to transitioning from college and pursuing a career as a dancer to when I became a dance teacher of young people.

I approached my teaching just like being a performer. I had to prepare (like a dancer does in rehearsal), deliver (as a dancer does on stage), and strive...

April 30, 2018

Model: Jonathan Ronen

Growing up is not an easy thing to do. Our bodies seem to develop however they want without any conscious input from us. It can be a challenge to make friends and figure out just where we fit in. We may experience certain feelings that we simply can’t explain. And it can be difficult living up to the expectations of the...

May 18, 2017

Whenever you think of the name Sheila Barker, what are some thoughts that ring true for you? Do you associate her with being one of the most popular instructors at New York City's Broadway Dance Center, having trained a countless number of dancers over the decades? Do you recall her spunky, off-the-wall energy that may have drove you into l...

March 30, 2017

In my position as owner and director of services for Man In Motion, I have the privilege of working closely with a great many dance studio owners throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area. I also meet with many more studio owners when I travel across the country (and even abroad) as a guest instructor at dance conventions or...

September 14, 2016

Now that this year’s dance season is underway, most young dancers are keeping really hectic schedules from day to day, and from week to week. Intensive workshops and master classes ... tense auditions … long rehearsals … grueling competitions … and not to mention classwork and other school activities and actually trying to have a personal l...

July 18, 2016

When getting ready for an audition, there are certain tricks and strategies that every young dancer should take into account – both in advance and while on site.

In preparation for POP-UP DANCE - Man In Motion's theater dance workshop class that will feature a live mock audition for young training dancers, we figured we'd offer some great ti...

June 7, 2016

Making the transition as a first-year student in a college dance program can be exciting, and yet a bit scary, after spending years at a local dance studio with all the competitions that go with it. So what should someone expect in their first year as a dance student in college?

Man In Motion interviewed three students who have just complete...

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