Im a rookie to photography...i have a dance event coming up that i am assisting with, i am just looking to gain more skill in this area, i will be out and about lens shopping soon, just wondering which are the best lenses for this kind of situation, i am aware that a telephoto lense would be better but which one?? I have done event photography before but my lack of skill and knowledge resulted in images that had alot of motion blurr and the quality of the photos were terrible. How can i reduce the noise?? Are there any other things i should consider buying to make my shooting better?
If i can just set the scene...The dance competition event is in a big indoor stadium, the only lighting are the stage lights above and on the stage, it is a fast paced show, so there is really no room for error. Flash is allowed but would that make a difference? I have a 430EX.