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In the Mix

Show Biz 101: No Guts, No Glory (#444)

More than just talent and luck, it takes a hard-nosed attitude to break into show business. In the special, we shine the spotlight on a group of teens trying to make it as dancers, singers, rappers and stand-up comedians to find out what drives their hearts and minds when auditioning and performing. We also meet three talented teens in the world famous Cirque du Soleil and see how they balance the rigors of touring with their personal lives. With lots of advice from talented teens and established professionals this special offers a head start to those interested in a career on stage. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
54 episodes
Average Episode Length
28 minutes
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Series Description: IN THE MIX is the series that "manages to be both hip and responsible." The series' single-theme episodes offer solution-oriented examinations of critical issues and profiles of model programs that provide teens with information needed to make thoughtful decisions. Also highlighted are the accomplishments of young people of diverse backgrounds, providing much needed positive role models.

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