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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

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


75 - Relationships - Ballet vs. Modern Dance

8/18/2017
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In this special crossover episode with fellow PDN host Melissa Klapper (Pirouettes from the Past), your host shares his own thoughts and experiences when it comes to the personal relationships between ballet and modern dance and their respective communities.

Duration: 00:33:03


74 - What is Appropriate in the Studio?

8/11/2017
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Acceptable ways to talk to, correct, and choreograph on dancers varies greatly from students to professionals. Listen in to this week's episode for an in depth conversation on what is considered appropriate conduct for dance educators and choreographers. 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: 00:23:55


Staying Inspired

8/4/2017
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Even those of us who are very passionate about what we do go through periods where inspiration seems fleeting. In this week’s episode, Barry offers you a handful of suggestions to help you stay motivated and on track to reach your goals. 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: 00:33:25


72 - Audience Etiquette from Ballet to Broadway

7/28/2017
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Not sure when to arrive, what to wear, or what to do if your kid starts crying at the theatre? Listen in to this week's episode for a comprehensive list of do's and dont's when attending any dance show from ballet to Broadway.

Duration: 00:29:33


71 - 10 All-Time Favorite Dance Works

7/21/2017
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In this week’s episode, your host shares his 10 favorite dance works of all-time. From classical ballet to contemporary dance, dance theatre, and musical theatre, listen in for an exciting array of works that have left a lasting impression on this dance aficionado. 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...

Duration: 00:32:12


70 ~ Adult Recreational Dance Tips

7/14/2017
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Every non-professional adult who dances is considered a recreational dancer. Listen in to this week's episode for tips for beginner adults and technique recommendations for the more intermediate/advanced recreational dancer . 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: 00:30:35


69 ~ Should I Stay or Should I Go?

7/7/2017
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Considering how fast paced a dance career flashes by, nearly every artist experiences thoughts related to leaving their current company to rally for a better position elsewhere. Listen in to this week’s episode for a chat about factors that often lead dancers to look at leaving their current contracts and how to evaluate whether to seek work with a different company or not. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years...

Duration: 00:27:03


68 - No Guilt Summer Break Suggestions

6/30/2017
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Do you feel guilty for taking time off, indulging on vacation, or stress about getting back in shape after lay-off? Listen in to this special "Summer" edition of Pas de Chát for suggestions and tips to take time off effectively, refresh your body and mind, and for ways to enjoy the sunshine while retaining some of your form. 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...

Duration: 00:20:01


67 ~ Effective Rehearsal Processes

6/23/2017
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Ever wonder how the top organizations in the country rehearse a new work or restage an existing piece? Listen in to this week's episode for an extensive conversation on the most effective ways to rehearse a work from the studio to the stage.

Duration: 00:22:27


66 - Are You Burnt Out?

6/16/2017
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What are the symptoms of burn out and how do you work to resolve it? Listen in to this week's episode for information on this important topic. 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 blog, Life of a Freelance...

Duration: 00:30:11


65 - 12 Reasons Dance is My Religion

6/9/2017
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While many people are raised with some type of religion, very few look at dance in the same vein. Listen in to this week's episode for 12 reasons that dance is your Barry's religion. Perhaps, you will feel the same way, too! 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: 00:22:17


64 - What Brings Audiences Back

6/2/2017
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Why do audiences come back to see the same repertoire performed from season to season? Listen in to this week’s episode for an in-depth discussion on unique qualities of dancers and how their personal choices and interpretations keep audiences coming back. 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: 00:22:00


63 - On Technique: Right vs. Wrong

5/26/2017
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Is there a right and wrong when it comes to technique, style, and choreography? Listen in to this week's episode for an in-depth discussion on this topic. 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 blog, Life of...

Duration: 00:19:19


62 ~ You Paid Tuition - Do You Deserve a Trophy?

5/19/2017
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Does every child that attends a dance school, goes to college, or plays in sports deserve recognition just because you are paying an organization to educate them? Listen in to this week's episode for a conversation on whether it is appropriate for schools and programs to patronize students and let them fall through the cracks in order to maintain their businesses. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in...

Duration: 00:17:53


61 ~ How to Take a Retreat

5/12/2017
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Retreats are the perfect way to clear your mind, assess your progress, and reach your goals. Listen in to this week's episode for a detailed guide on how to take your own personal retreat. 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...

Duration: 00:31:13


60 ~ Story Time: Why I Stopped Performing

5/5/2017
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In this special story time episode, Barry shares with you his very personal story about the experience that led to his eventual retirement from performing 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 blog, Life of...

Duration: 00:30:07

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