So You Want to Dance on Broadway?: Insight and Advice from the Pros Who Know / Edition 1

So You Want to Dance on Broadway?: Insight and Advice from the Pros Who Know / Edition 1

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So You Want to Dance on Broadway?: Insight and Advice from the Pros Who Know / Edition 1

Veteran performer and choreographer Tina Paul dispels myths and delivers the inside dope about achieving your dream of dancing on Broadway. Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and eleven other dancers join Tina in sharing their diverse experiences to help you make the right choices, avoid embarrassing mistakes, and prepare for the challenges that lead to a Broadway career. All of them agree-they love theatre and that love got them over many hurdles. Through tips on survival, discipline, and protocol, these professionals offer encouragement, bolster determination, and guarantee that you will be one step ahead in your quest for the lights and life of Broadway.

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ISBN-13: 9780325005362
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 06/15/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1What's the Big Deal?1
Chapter 2You Want to What?!7
Dance 'Til You Drop7
Navigating Family, Friends, and Foes8
The Whole Gay Question10
Body Beautiful or Betrayal13
Chapter 3The Never-ending Quest: Teachers and Technique21
Dance Teachers and Studios21
Dance Technique and Styles25
Chapter 4Talent Is a Triple Threat35
Singing Audition Material39
Performance Onstage46
Performance Offstage51
Chapter 5College or Not: The Toss-up53
New York--No College58
New York--College61
Working in LORT Theatres61
Dance Companies62
Alternate Routes63
Chapter 6How Do I Pay For All This? The Cold Hard Facts and Cash65
Support Jobs67
Dance Classes76
Voice and Acting Classes78
Dance Wear79
Pictures and Resumes82
Hair, Makeup, Toiletries82
Theatre Admission83
Miscellaneous Tips89
Chapter 7Wear and When: Dance Clothes for Class and Auditions93
What to Wear in a Professional Class93
What to Wear to an Audition99
Chapter 8Life Shrinks to a Look and a List: Pictures and Resumes107
Cost of Pictures111
Cost of Resumes121
How to Write a Resume123
Chapter 9Before the Jaws of the Beast: Preparing for an Audition129
What to Pack in Your Dancebag132
Physical and Mental Preparation136
Chapter 10Into the Jaws of the Beast: The Audition139
Nondance Typecasting142
Typing Out With a Simple Step or Short Combination143
Varying Combinations145
Singing Audition149
Chapter 11Working on the Great White Way155
The Run of the Show160
How Long to Stay in a Show164
Chapter 12Final Advice and Fare Thee Well168
The Cast of Contributors172

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