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Pas de Chát: Talking Dance

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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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 Dancer.

Feb 27, 2021
There are many times in one’s life when you will push for things you need, whether it’s fair conditions, pay, casting, or fixing inappropriate behavior. Listen in as Barry describes the art of pushing for things in your career and explains why you can’t always control the outcome no matter how logical one’s reasoning may be. 
 
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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 Dancer.

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Feb 13, 2021
With live performances shut down across the nation, the dance world has turned to film to present new works. Listen in for tips and recommendations if you are looking to create dance for film.
 
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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 Dancer.

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Feb 1, 2021
It’s dark and cold outside and the news isn’t always great, so this week Pas de Chát decided to lighten things up. Listen in for fun retellings of Barry’s funniest experiences both onstage and in the studio.
 
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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 Dancer.

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Jan 16, 2021
We live in an age where contemporary dance is everywhere, yet few programs offer training exclusively in this style and no two contemporary dancers move alike. Listen in as Barry discusses the evolution of contemporary dance in America, how he interprets this style, how to train to become a contemporary dancer, and more.
 
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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 Dancer.

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Dec 29, 2020
Merry Xmas and happy new year ~ 10 Wishes for 2021!
 
As we head into the new year, Barry shares his wishes for the Performing Arts in 2021. Happy New Year
 
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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 Dancer.

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Dec 11, 2020

In a time when the arts have suffered so much, Patreon is a great platform that can bring in extra income and engage audiences for companies, school, artists, and beyond. Listen in as Barry shares what he learned while launching a Patreon to fund Movement Headquarters new Nutcracker.

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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 Dancer.

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Nov 27, 2020

Every time anybody mentions the year 2020, it is stated in a way that sounds utterly dreadful. While it has been a hard year, there is still much to be thankful for. Listen in to hear why Barry is still grateful for what 2020 has brought.

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 Dancer.

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Oct 30, 2020

While there is always talk about dancers who never made it out of the Corps de Ballet, there is something special about dancing with a group of colleagues regularly. Listen in for Barry’s Top 10 reasons he misses dancing in the Corps.

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 Dancer.

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Oct 16, 2020

With extended closures of dance organizations and theatres the arts have been significantly impacted by the pandemic. In this episode, Barry ponders whether the arts will come back and whether organizations can survive this trying time. 

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 Dancer.

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Sep 18, 2020

Nobody should be returning to the studio and jumping back into full class. Listen in for a comprehensive plan on how to build yourself back in shape; from barre to center and jumps.

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 Dancer.

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Sep 4, 2020

While many people enjoy art as a form of entertainment, recreation, and escape, they don’t realize that it is often used to create a deeper impact. A great deal of art is used to make political statements, question ingrained values, and so much more. Listen in to today’s episode, as Barry talks about being honest in your art and how to be prepared when you get in trouble if your art provokes negative feelings amongst your audience.

Aug 21, 2020

In today’s episode, Barry shares a range of items he wishes students knew before entering his classroom. Listen in for thoughts ranging from body language to researching teachers.

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 Dancer.

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Aug 7, 2020

With indoor dance performances closed for the foreseeable future, the only way to hold a show is to do it outdoors. Listen in to this week’s episode to hear how Barry has built socially distanced outdoor pop-up performances to be performed around New York City throughout August and how you can build your own outdoor dance events.

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 Dancer.

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Jul 24, 2020

Many of us have felt frozen over the past months as a pandemic, civil unrest, and political strife have overtaken our country. In this episode, Barry shares the steps he took to slowly regain his creativity as a dance maker without putting pressure or expectation upon himself. 

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 Dancer.

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Jul 7, 2020

As the Heroes Act comes to an end and COVID-19 restrictions remain on performing arts, many artists fear they won’t financially survive. Listen in to this week’s episode for ideas on how dancers can diversify their income streams to bring in additional money outside of performance.

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 Dancer.

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Jun 19, 2020

In a very special episode, Kiara Felder (ballerina with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens) takes over as host of Pas de Chát to talk about her experiences as a black, queer woman in both life and the art form of ballet. Listen as she shares how she came to own her space as a black ballerina and the challenges she has endured to get where she is today.

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 Dancer.

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Jun 5, 2020

Starting with a conversation on the state of the world, this episode transitions to the topic of dancers retiring during the COVID-19 pandemic without any final performance. Barry shares his experience with a career-ending injury and how the lack of closure with his career affected his ability to mentally transition into the second stage of his career.

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 Dancer.

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May 22, 2020

Mistakes aren’t always a bad thing. We all make mistakes! As long as we learn from them, they can offer positive forward movement in all aspects of life. Listen in to hear many common mistakes that dancers make throughout their training and careers.

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 Dancer.

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May 8, 2020

In the past 2 month, virtual dance classes have become common-place as schools sought new ways to engage with their students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen in to learn about Barry’s experiences teaching on Zoom, YouTube, Facebook Live, and Instagram Live. 

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 Dancer.

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Apr 24, 2020

 For years, many in the national dance community have frowned upon dancing in socks. Though as contemporary dance has established itself as a major movement in our art form, dancers are having to embrace what was always considered a normal part of our every-day wardrobe. Listen in to this week’s episode as Barry discusses his evolution with socks and why he thinks some in the field are resistant to their presence.

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 Dancer.

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Apr 10, 2020

Every dancer has a bucket list of choreographers and their works that inspire them to strive to dance with top companies. In this week’s episode, Barry shares his favorite dance makers who have inspired him as both a dancer and choreographer.

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 Dancer.

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Mar 27, 2020

Barry shares his experience living in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Queens, New York and offers some tips to help listeners self-correct their home practice during this period of social distancing.

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 Dancer.

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Mar 13, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Barry talks about how hysteria affects the dance community and shares a story about dancers handling a flu outbreak in 2007.

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 Dancer.

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Feb 28, 2020

In this special crossover episode, Melissa Klapper, host of Pirouettes from the Past, sits down to talk about her new book, Ballet Class - An American History. Listen in for a fun and educational conversation on recreational dance in the United States.

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 Dancer.

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Jan 31, 2020

Ever wonder what it’s like to take class from Barry? In this episode, Barry shares 10 common phrases he uses when trying to inspire and educate dancers in his classes.

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 Dancer.

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