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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences
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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

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Episodes

95 - *Anniversary Episode* - Pas de Deux

4/13/2018
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Following a theme of “two” for this special 2nd anniversary episode, Barry talks about the classical Pas de Deux, how it has evolved, how partnering is taught, and shares a few of his favorites pieces. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance...

Duration:00:39:59

94 - Are Ballet Dancers Snobby?

3/30/2018
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There is a common perception that ballet dancer's personalities are often cold, aloof, and snobby. Whether this stereotype comes from movies, shows like So You Think You Can Dance, or people's personal interactions with certain dancers, is there any truth to these assumptions? Listen in to this week's episode for Barry's thoughts on why ballet dancer's act the way they do and whether training in ballet truly makes people snobby. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning...

Duration:00:23:53

93 - Handling Anxiety

3/16/2018
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There are many types of anxiety that people experience; from situational and short-term stress to long-term panic with severe symptoms. In this episode of Pas de Chát, Barry shares his experience with severe anxiety relating to work, injury, lifestyle, and travel. While sharing his story, he offers a range of tips on how to combat any anxieties you may have that relate to work and life. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over...

Duration:00:35:34

92 ~ A Typical Day for a Professional Dancer

3/2/2018
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Ever wonder what a typical rehearsal and performance day is like for a professional dancer? Barry gives you a sneak peak into the daily schedule and routine of dancers in major ballet companies. visit: www.DancingOffstage.wordpress.com Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the...

Duration:00:37:29

91 - Perfectionism vs. Pretension

2/16/2018
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Taking a page from his new blog, Dancing Offstage, this week’s episode shares a recent post discussing how personal and organizational perfectionism can appear as a pretentious deterrent to artists who have not yet achieved the same level of excellence. Listen in for a concise editorial on how artists can support one another, while maintaining their own personal standards. To subscribe to Barry Kerollis’ new blog, visit: www.DancingOffstage.wordpress.com" Pas de Chát's host Barry...

Duration:00:25:08

90 ~ Are Private Lessons Necessary to Obtain a Career?

2/2/2018
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Each and every school has a range of differing cultures and practices. Some rely heavily on private lessons outside of classes, while others shy away from regular one-on-one coaching. In this week's episode, Barry discusses whether students must have private instruction to succeed in gaining a career in dance. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska...

Duration:00:27:07

89 ~ My Ever-Changing Choreographic Process

1/19/2018
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Have you ever wondered how a choreographer creates their dance works? Listen in to this week's episode as Barry Kerollis shares his choreographic process and how it is a continually evolving process. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance...

Duration:00:27:43

88 - Who Should Lead NYCB?

1/5/2018
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In the wake of sexual and physical harrassment/assault allegations against New York City Ballet's Peter Martins, an investigation into these accusations ensued. Within a few weeks of this news, Mr. Martins chose to resign from this famed cultural institution preliminary to the outcome of the investigation. Listen in to this week's episode for an extended conversation on the matter and who Barry Kerollis thinks should take over to lead the organization that George Balanchine built. Pas de...

Duration:00:38:53

87 ~ Looking Back, Looking Forward

12/22/2017
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Taking the advice of an old friend, "If you want to achieve anything, you should write it down," Barry verbally journals his experiences and achievements throughout 2017 and looks forward to accomplishing certain goals into 2018. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a...

Duration:00:40:47

86 - How I Handled Sexual Harassment in My Career

12/8/2017
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It seems that every day in recent history has held some bombshell news about powerful men abusing their positions through sexual harassment and assault. Listen in as Barry shares a story from the beginning of his career, when a person in a position of power in one of his dream companies sexually harassed him for nearly 2 years. In this episode, he explains how he navigated through this challenging situation and offers advice on how others can handle similar situations. Pas de Chát's host...

Duration:00:46:55

85 - Finding Thankfulness In Your Practice

11/24/2017
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In this special holiday episode of Pas de Chát, Barry discusses different ways to bring more thankfulness and appreciation into your practices in the studio and onstage. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the...

Duration:00:25:36

84 ~ Teaching Survival Guide

11/10/2017
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Many dancers don't realize how difficult it is to teach until they stand in front of a classroom. Listen in to this week's episode for tips and tricks to stay inspired, avoid burn out, and much more. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance...

Duration:00:33:37

83 ~ The Art of Blogging

11/3/2017
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In honor of the launch of host Barry Kerollis' new blog, Dancing Offstage, he shares valuable information to help any aspiring blogger find success in their writing. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular...

Duration:00:29:19

82 ~ Halloween Edition: Coping with Stage Fright

10/27/2017
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The anxiety of stage fright isn't limited to children performing in recitals and young dancers competing in youth competitions. Often, the more accomplished and established a dancer becomes, the more pressure and responsibility they feel to perform perfectly. Listen in to this week's episode for a conversation about stage fright and how to cope with differing aspects of this nightmarish feeling leading up to performances. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning...

Duration:00:28:15

81 ~ The Exponential Process of Hard Work

10/20/2017
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Many people believe that hard work is one singular effort. But in reality, it is an exponential process that changes over the life of an endeavor. Listen in to this week's episode for a discussion on the topic of hard work through commitment, physical effort, and emotional fortitude. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for...

Duration:00:30:31

80 - NYC Apartment Hunting for Artists (and Beyond)

10/13/2017
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Fresh on the heels of his move to Sunnyside in New York City, Barry Kerollis shares information and tips for artists, small business owners, and anybody else who plans on looking for an apartment in the "dog eat dog" world of New York City apartment hunting. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet,...

Duration:00:40:13

Finding My Voice Offstage

9/15/2017
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Most dancers are expected to speak with their bodies and not with their voices. Listen in to this week's episode to hear how your host found his way out of the role of a submissive dancer and became one of the voices of dance on the Premier Dance Network. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and...

Duration:00:19:11

78 - Injuries: How to Handle Them & Preventable Factors

9/8/2017
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Every dancer will have to deal with an injury at some point in their career. In this week's episode, Barry discusses the best way to inform your work place that you are injured, how to manage your care, and factors that companies can consider to help prevent dancers from hurting themselves. (This episode was originally featured in a blog post on "Life of a Freelance Dancer" - http://bit.ly/2f4uShd) Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer...

Duration:00:26:52

77 - Choreographing Through Hurricane Harvey

9/1/2017
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Barry was brought down to choreograph on the Uptown Dance Company in Houston, TX on August 20th. Little did he know that he was about to experience one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. Listen in for a detailed account of his choreographic journey that ended up with him living through one of the worst floods of our time.

Duration:00:26:53

76 ~ 0 Signs That Reveal a Dancer's Skill Level in Class

8/25/2017
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When a dancer steps into class, can an instructor tell what their skill level is right away? Listen in to this week's episode for 10 signs that tell a teacher whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level dancer.

Duration:00:25:51

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