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A Brief History of Cabaret in the USA

10th Sep 2019

A Brief History of Cabaret in the USA
While you may think of cabaret as being an American creation, its name tells us otherwise. Cabaret is a French word that originally referred to any business that sold alcohol. In fact, cabaret as we know it today probably started in Paris when a casual saloon known as Le Chat Noir opened its doors in 1881. In this informal setting, musicians, composers, poets, and artists …

How to Beat the Stress of Working as a Freelance Dancer

8th Jul 2019

How to Beat the Stress of Working as a Freelance Dancer
For many young people around the world, working as a freelance dancer is a dream come true. But it isn't always easy, especially when you're just starting your career. Whether you're making the transition from a professional training program into an apprenticeship, a traineeship, or even your first paid job, the whole process can be really stressful.In this post, we're going to …

7 Outfits to Wear for a Musical Production

7th Jan 2019

7 Outfits to Wear for a Musical Production
Musical productions often seek to tell a story. The dancers movements, facial expressions, and costumes all add to the audiences’ understanding of the tale. Different styles of dance have their own unique costumes which speak of the dance’s origins, and the most successful performers choose their outfit very carefully to make sure it fits in with the production. Here's …

11 Stylish Ideas for Women’s Halloween Costumes

7th Jan 2019

11 Stylish Ideas for Women’s Halloween Costumes
Halloween is that once-in-a-year chance to dress up and look a little more wicked than you really are. But it can be complicated enough to find a work outfit for each day of the week, and choosing something to wear to a Halloween party can be even harder. So, we’ve put together eleven devilishly delightful Halloween costume ideas that will have you wishing the 'spooky' …

Costume, Hair, and Makeup Tips: Everything You Need Know to Look Like a Pro Performer

7th Jan 2019

Costume, Hair, and Makeup Tips: Everything You Need Know to Look Like a Pro Performer
Choosing or designing stage costumes can be challenging, but if you master the basic principles, you’ll have the actors in your production looking like pros in no time at all. Firstly, it’s important that the costumes fit in with the era in which the production is set. Make sure that you remain consistent with this and that everyone in the show wears costumes from the same t …