Can You Really Network With the Judges At Competitions?

At competitions, the people who are scoring you can be the biggest industry leaders in the room. But is there a way to network with them with these judges? Three top competition judges share their advice on how to do it in the most strategic way—and the pet peeves that turn them off. Mandy Moore—The […]

Watch the Routines That Just Won Two Choreographers Emmy Awards

No, you didn’t miss the Emmy Awards telecast. (It’s next weekend.) The Creative Arts Emmys, on the other hand, were awarded yesterday, including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography. Among the nominees were “Dancing With the Stars” favorite Derek Hough, “So You Think You Can Dance?” contestant-turned-choreographer Travis Wall, surprise contender Fred Tallaksen for comedy […]

Why You'll Love La La Land

Even the movie poster highlights La La Land‘s dancing. After seeing La La Land last week, one particular moment keeps replaying in my mind. It’s only about two seconds long. Sebastian, played by Ryan Gosling, has just enjoyed a flirtatious impromptu dance with Mia, played by Emma Stone. While walking to their cars after a pool party, their conversation […]

Dance by the Numbers

There’s no one right way to score a competition solo. Sure, we can count fouettés—but what about artistry? When every pair of eyes sees the same performance differently, how do judges keep personal opinions from swaying results? Five veterans share their strategies for navigating the tricky terrain of putting numbers on an art form.   […]

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