Key dance skills needed for musical theatre performers

Key dance skills needed for musical theatre performers

How many dance classes do I really need? Will I be able to squeeze by if the director likes my acting or singing? I don't have a serious dance background, but I'm teachable.... does this sound familiar? Let's be honest, being a triple threat is an ideal that many of us will be able to convincingly pull off, but underneath the facade, we all started from one core skill, and for two thirds of us it's singing or acting rather than dance. If you're primarily a dancer by trade, congratulations!, but this post is not for you. The rest of us who come to musical theatre from a strong singing or acting background will need to develop our dance skills enough to the point where we can impress in auditions and learn quickly in rehearsals. So what skills do you need to be considered "good enough"? Here are a few core elements for success:

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