Magazine article Dance Spirit

Stage TIME

Magazine article Dance Spirit

Stage TIME

Article excerpt

Nothing compares to the rush of performing. Using movement to communicate with an audience-to bare your soul through your body-is the best thing in the world.

But reaching that perfect moment, when hours of rehearsal culminate in a few glorious minutes onstage? It's not easy. Because while performing can be magical, it also presents all kinds of hurdles-hurdles even the strongest classroom dancer can have trouble clearing.

For our annual Performance Issue, we decided to address some of those challenges head-on. You'll find the keys to unlocking stage presence on p. 42. We've got tips to help you survive every possible onstage »fail, from wardrobe malfunctions to partnering disasters (p. 46). There's advice for those struggling with stage fright on p. 34. We even asked pro dancers to talk about how they handle over-the-top costumes (p. …

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