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Popular Types of Modern Dance

Modern dance is becoming more and more popular these days. This is because it serves as means to express the emotions of dancers. In addition to that, this is also a form of fitness exercise that one can do in order to improve their stamina and health.

How to Improve Singing Through Body Movements

In parties, one way to be the center of attraction is to entertain the crowd with a great performance. Serenading people does not fail to amuse especially if the performer can carry a tune. If you are not a born singer, you should waste no time in learning how to improve singing especially if you do

How to Find Good Songs for Your Voice

Most of us who have watched American Idol have witnessed the situation where one of the judges has told the singer that s/he chose a very bad song to sing. The fact is that it takes a lot of research, and trial and error to find the right songs to sing at any given time in our singing lives. This ar

Practical Solutions PART 3

During my first few years of teaching as director of the Method Actors' Training Centre In Pretoria, South Africa, I stuck to how the classes were handled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York during my time there (1981 - 1984). What I did do differently, however, was to do year-en

The History of Opera Glasses

For almost 100 years opera glasses existed merely as telescopes. In Vienna in 1823 the first binocular opera glasses and theater binoculars began to appear. They were two simple Galilean telescopes with a bridge in the center, each telescope focused independently from the other by extending or short

Discount Broadway Tickets

Often due to the huge popularity of Broadway shows, ticket prices of plays, concerts and other performances remain high at all times. Not all can pay such high prices for tickets. Hence, some discount Broadway tickets exist so that we can see some great performances at reduced prices.

Four Movies Which Are Better on Stage

More and more movies are making the transition from the silver screen to the small stage - and some even go in the other direction. But does the switch always work? Fact is there are some shows which knock the spots off the original big screen presentation...

Who is Chuy Bravo?

Discover more about actor Chuy Bravo, Chelsea Handler’s sidekick on ‘Chelsea Lately.’

Pop Art - Painting Live Do's and Don'ts

Do you want to paint at an event or venue in front of an audience? There are several things to take into consideration and prepare for before you pack up your paintbrush and canvas and step onto your stage, especially if you want to be successful.

How to Tie Belly Dance Hip Scarves

According to an article presented by the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance, the roots of belly dancing can be traced to the "traditional women's dances of the Middle East and North Africa," and "the greatest misconception about belly dance is that is is intended to entertain men." In fac

Home Recording Studio Equipment You Will Need to Work From Home

Home recording requires a bit of equipment before you can operate it as a cash-generating recording studio. But surprisingly, the amount and cost of this gear is far less than you probably can have guessed. Here are some suggestions for setting up your own home studio.

Setting Up a Stage

A play can be produced anywhere from a parlor or a street corner to a stadium or a Broadway theater. If you want your production to look like it's taking place in a "real" theater, you'll need a proper space and some equipment, but with some ingenuity you can keep your budget low. You'll need a scri

Vocal Microphones - Pro Quality For Under $200?

Did you know that some of the best vocal microphones can be had for under $200? This is not to say the very high end mics that sell in the $1000-3000 range aren't good but from my experience sometimes when compared side-by-side often times the $200 mic is as good and sometimes even better depen

Who is Willie Geist?

Learn more about Today Show co-host Willie Geist, son of CBS Sunday Morning’s Bill Geist.

The Famous Tap-Dancing Twins, Sean and John!

Los Angeles born Tap-dancing Twins, Sean & John have revolutionized the traditional Tap Dance as we know it. The twins have made their mark on Las Vegas with their unique blending of fast paced routines and hip hop to create a new phenomenon that's sweeping the nation! Having trained with a wor