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Adam Cates is on the faculty of the highly-acclaimed commercial dance major at Pace University, and teaches for prestigious dance institutions Broadway Dance Center and STEPS as well as The Growing Studio in New York City. His high energy and technically challenging theater dance and jazz classes, developed across 25 years of teaching experience, have led to countless guest teaching opportunities at conventions, intensives, and private studios across the United States, Canada, Spain, and Bermuda. Adam is the author of the best-selling
industry guidebook The Business of Show. He has been invited as a guest artist-in-residence and master class teacher by academic institutions including NYU, Marymount Manhattan College, University of California-Irvine, Texas State University, University of Nevada-Reno, University of Alabama-Birmingham, The Hartt School, & Ithaca College to name a few. He can also be found teaching each year for Theater Arts Preparatory School in Las Vegas, Commercial Dance Intensive East & West coast, and Broadway Artists Alliance in New York. Because of his ability to connect with students from a wide range of ability and
age, Adam’s classes have proven popular
with kids, teens, and adult professionals alike.
Adam is passionate about helping you
achieve your dreams as a dance artist. As someone who literally “wrote the book” on successfully navigating a highly
competitive business, Adam brings industry insight into the studio filtered through a holistic lens of pedagogy. His designed warm-up and progressions will challenge you to build your core strength, refine your alignment, and discover greater synchronicity between muscles and mind. Adam’s class combinations give attention to technical articulation, while also challenging you to connect the movement with the character to make bold, motivated acting choices. His specialty seminars on audition technique and business for performers will open your mind to industry expectations. Adam creates an environment that is as safe
as it is challenging, allowing you to leave
your inhibitions at the door, face new challenges, and grow as an artist in
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