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  • Flamenco shawls are beautiful to look at and warm to wear. But in flamenco dance, the shawl or "manton" is also an important (and useful) part of the costume and is also used as a dramatic prop.

    The Flamenco Shawl

    The Flamenco Shawl

    by Marisa Wright3

  • Who is The World's Greatest Magician? Why, you are, of course! I mean this very seriously. When you are performing magic for your friends and acquaintances and doing it well, to them and at that moment, you are the greatest magician in the world. ...

    Top 10 Rules For Magicians

    Top 10 Rules For Magicians

    by Timothy Arends2

  • A small glossary of theater terms, including Acting Terms, Audition and Rehearsal Terms, Script Terms, Technical Theater Terms, Theater People Terms, and Stage Directions.

    Broadway and Theater Vocabulary and Terms

    Broadway and Theater Vocabulary and Terms

    by Meghan Hopper2

  • If your middle or high school is missing a drama club, read here to learn how to get started, recruit new members, and just what to do once you've got that club started.

    How to Start Your Own School Drama Club

    How to Start Your Own School Drama Club

    by Meghan Hopper4

  • Used by permission Andrew S. Gibson1. Select a Location2. Choose A Skilled Model3. Use Manual Mode Many of us grew up when the Hula Hoop or commonly called a hoop were a child's favorite plaything. These hollow plastic rings were fun to play with...

    Light Painting With An Illuminated Hoop

    Light Painting With An Illuminated Hoop

    by Luis E Gonzalez2

  • Learning how to dance salsa in a private lesson or group class is a lot of fun! Wearing the right kind of clothes and shoes minimizes risk of injury and keeps you feeling comfortable and looking good!

    What Should Women Wear to Salsa Lessons?

    What Should Women Wear to Salsa Lessons?

    by Anya Brodech2

  • Got an audition coming up soon for a musical theater production? Maybe just a singing or a dancing audition? You're not alone! I moved to the Des Moines area last year and have auditioned a few times with the Des Moines Playhouse. During the...

    Tips for Nailing a Musical Theater Audition

    Tips for Nailing a Musical Theater Audition

    by Kathlyn W.10

  • People often wait when they should jump into comedy. This article can help you start telling jokes before live audiences and move forward from there.

    How to Start Performing Stand-Up Comedy

    How to Start Performing Stand-Up Comedy

    by Regi Brittain0

  • Shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" brought improv to our living rooms. Here are life lessons I've learned during my career as an improviser and how it can benefit your health and your pocketbook.

    Why You Should Take an Improv Class Right Now

    Why You Should Take an Improv Class Right Now

    by Lauren Sutton0

  • The bata de cola is a flamenco dress with a train. Learn what it is and how to dance in it. The bata de cola kick causes more trouble for flamenco dancers than any other aspect of handling it!

    Flamenco: The Bata de Cola

    Flamenco: The Bata de Cola

    by Marisa Wright4

  • Planning a seventies party? You don't have to dance like John Travolta—there were many 1970s routines like the Bump Dance and the Hustle that are easy for anyone to learn.

    1970s Dance Moves

    1970s Dance Moves

    by Marisa Wright3

  • Comedy and clowning go hand in hand. These warm ups encourage fun and creative expression and will help release your inner clown. They're good for those who are in the performing arts business too.

    10 of the Best Warm Ups For Clowns

    10 of the Best Warm Ups For Clowns

    by Andrew Spacey7

  • A list of the top ten reasons why you should learn how to dance salsa and how it can change your life, or at least make it less pitifully boring than it is right now, as told by a salsa teacher.

    10 Benefits of Dancing Salsa for Men and Women

    10 Benefits of Dancing Salsa for Men and Women

    by Anya Brodech2

  • Ideas for the upcoming talent show: for example, singing and dancing, karate, and tricks with a pogo stick or a yo-yo. Plus tips on how to make your act as memorable and as professional as possible.

    Talent Show Ideas for Kids

    Talent Show Ideas for Kids

    by SmartAndFun60

  • When Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced its closing, the casts and crews for both shows were in shock. What lies ahead? Some of Ringling’s performers share their stories.

    Life After Ringling; When the Circus Closes Down

    Life After Ringling; When the Circus Closes Down

    by Teri Silver1

  • Sevillanas is a Spanish folkloric dance often taught to flamenco students. It's unique in the flamenco repertoire in having set steps. This article explains how to dance each copla "paso a paso."

    Flamenco—Learn Sevillanas Paso a Paso

    Flamenco—Learn Sevillanas Paso a Paso

    by Marisa Wright5

  • Flamenco dresses and costumes are expensive to buy, because there is so much material and work involved. If you are up for the work, you can make your own flamenco costumes.

    How to Make a Flamenco Skirt or Dress

    How to Make a Flamenco Skirt or Dress

    by Marisa Wright3

  • Flexibility is an essential part of a dancer's life. We are all not blessed with natural flexibility and must work hard to gain that skill. In this article are great tips to get/maintain flexibility.

    Stretching and Flexibility Tips for Dancers and Others

    Stretching and Flexibility Tips for Dancers and Others

    by Passion for dance1

  • It's becoming more and more popular to share not just photos but videos among dancers. So here's some dancers you should be following on Instagram in order to be really inspired...

    10 Dancers You Should Be Following on Instagram

    10 Dancers You Should Be Following on Instagram

    by Diana0

  • Although not popular in flamenco nueve, castanet playing is still an essential skill for any budding flamenco dancer. Learn what to buy and how to get started.

    Flamenco - How to Choose and Use Castanets

    Flamenco - How to Choose and Use Castanets

    by Marisa Wright1

  • There are two main types of Scottish dancing: highland dancing and Scottish Country dance.

    Scottish Dancing

    Scottish Dancing

    by Marisa Wright1

  • Flamenco or flamingo? Gypsy or Latino? What is flamenco dancing? It may be easier to say what flamenco isn't!

    What Is Flamenco Dancing?

    What Is Flamenco Dancing?

    by Marisa Wright5

  • If you're wondering how to learn belly dance at home, it's not that hard. Unlike most other kinds of dance, it's quite possible to learn and enjoy the basics in your lounge room.

    How to Learn Belly Dance at Home

    How to Learn Belly Dance at Home

    by Marisa Wright8

  • Perfect songs for listening to after a recent break up. A list of great bachata songs to dance to for beginner, intermediate and advanced bachata dancers who want songs with a lot of passion and drama

    List of the Top 10 Most Romantic Bachata Breakup Songs

    List of the Top 10 Most Romantic Bachata Breakup Songs

    by Anya Brodech1

  • Learn about the four different families of instruments found in an orchestra. Understand the characteristics of each instrument so that you can recognise them the next time you go to the symphony!

    A Beginner’s Guide to Instruments of the Orchestra

    A Beginner’s Guide to Instruments of the Orchestra

    by Goh Tong Keat1

  • Half a century after the Great War started, a group of British writers and actors created a macabre and satirical musical about the dreadful sacrifice of the common soldiers.

    The History of

    The History of "Oh! What a Lovely War"

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • To be able to create a believable character an actor, in collaboration with the director and cast, will need to analyse the character thoroughly. Not all characters are rounded/arched characters......

    How to Analyse a Character in a Drama for Actors

    How to Analyse a Character in a Drama for Actors

    by Annette Hendley2

  • Includes hilarious video examples! The sequel to my first article listing ideas for a killer comedy act for your school, church, fraternity, sorority, or office talent show or variety show.

    7 Hilarious Talent Show Ideas

    7 Hilarious Talent Show Ideas

    by SmartAndFun13

  • As I mentioned in my previous article, "Diary of an Adult Ballet Student," more and more adults all over the world are taking ballet lessons nowadays. What's attracting them to the dance studio? Apparently, ballet brings with it tremendous benefits...

    The Benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults

    The Benefits of Ballet Lessons for Adults

    by balletomanehk25

  • Is your speaking voice representing the right image of who you are? If not, there are exercises and information available in this article to help you. Be a winner by learning how to successfully build your image with the use of your voice.

    The Power of Your Speaking Voice - How Good Diction Helps

    The Power of Your Speaking Voice - How Good Diction Helps

    by Audrey Hunt81

  • This article will explain what pregnancy is like and how to implement pregnancy symptoms in your acting. In addition, this article will also offer advice on how to fake labor and delivery.

    How to Fake Pregnancy for an Acting Role

    How to Fake Pregnancy for an Acting Role

    by CarlySullens11

  • Have you ever wanted to play with fire without those pesky burn marks? With this experiment you can light money or your hand on fire without it burning. This is a neat and relatively safe trick for all the pyromaniacs out there.

    How to Light Money or Your Hand on Fire Without It Burning

    How to Light Money or Your Hand on Fire Without It Burning

    by Candace Bacon36

  • The proud carriage and fluid arms of a flamenco dancer's body are part of the essence of the dance, so it's important you understand and master them, if you want to look authentic.

    Flamenco Dance Posture, Hands and Arms

    Flamenco Dance Posture, Hands and Arms

    by Marisa Wright6

  • Ask almost any child to dance, and they'll move to the music. So why do so many adults find it hard to dance? By understanding the reasons, you CAN learn to dance!

    Can People With No Rhythm Learn to Dance?

    Can People With No Rhythm Learn to Dance?

    by Marisa Wright15

  • Tips and advice from a professional dance instructor on what clothes and shoes men should wear to a private dance lesson or group class for salsa, swing or ballroom dancing.

    What Should Men Wear to Dance Lessons?

    What Should Men Wear to Dance Lessons?

    by Anya Brodech0

  • Precise, fast footwork is essential to a flamenco dancer. It's impossible to build speed unless you get the basics right first. Flamenco footwork technique is an exact science!

    Flamenco Dance Steps - Basic Footwork

    Flamenco Dance Steps - Basic Footwork

    by Marisa Wright6

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