Pas de Chát


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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Recent Episodes


Top Dance Websites

The world wide web offers an overwhelming supply of information when it comes to any topic, especially dance. In this week’s episode, Barry offers you his suggestions for the best websites on multiple topics in dance. Listen in for a comprehensive list of sites to perform your research; from interactive forums for dance enthusiasts and aspiring students to lists of worldwide dance companies, video-streaming platforms, periodicals, and more.

Talking Burnout

Few words strike more fear into a dancer’s heart than “burnout.” Unlike physical injuries, it can be very difficult to diagnose this emotional injury. Listen in to this week’s episode as your host discusses his personal experience with burnout and how he fell back in love with dance.

Rules of Open Class

One of the great things about taking open drop-in dance classes is that you can train in any style of dance that you wish with no commitment to showing up from week to week. These classes often have a variety of students in attendance; from students and professionals, to recreational adult students looking to keep in shape. In this week’s episode, your host offers a guide to the often forgotten rules and etiquette of taking open classes with an emphasis on open ballet classes.

Pas de Chat – Drop-In Classes & Training

Inspired by his recent experience teaching at Broadway Dance Center, Barry discusses whether a dancer can have a professional career outside of a typical pre-professional school or conservatory program. Listen in as your host shares his thoughts on whether training through drop-in classes is an appropriate way to achieve a career. As the discussion continues, Barry offers you the best options for drop-in studios in major cities across the country; including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and more.

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