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New Guest Blog: When Theatre Majors Dread Dance Cl...

Shannon Dooling

New on the NDEO Blog! Read the latest post in our Guest Blog Series, written by Rebecca Mayer of Western Wyoming Community College. In "When Theatre Majors Dread Dance Class," she shares ideas for helping theatre students overcome their trepidation about movement and embrace dance as an important part of their theatrical training.

"Picking up choreography in an audition isn’t the only thing that matters; to succeed in the industry student and pre-professional actors must be able to execute that choreography with at least a basic mastery of technique. Taking dance classes regularly helps actors to become familiar enough with basic movements to better contextualize them and acquire audition combinations more quickly and with greater confidence." Read more here.

If you are interested in learning about NDEO’s Guest Blogger Series, please email Shannon Dooling-Cain at To submit an article for consideration, please include a copy of the article (1500 words max) in Microsoft Word or PDF format, along with a biography of approximately 100-200 words.  Authors must be current NDEO members. All articles will be reviewed and approved by NDEO staff. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis.