Madeline Wong and Danielle Polanco: Two Dancers Who Make No Excuses
Feb 1, 2015 by

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Are you rooting for the New England Patriots or the Seattle Sea Hawks? I’m still hoping … Continue reading

It’s Time for a Good Old-Fashioned High School Dance Off
Jan 31, 2015 by

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost nine years (WUT) since Troy and Gabriella won our hearts in Disney Channel’s … Continue reading

Familiar Faces at National YoungArts Week in Miami
Jan 30, 2015 by

Earlier this month, 170 standout high schoolers ventured to Miami to participate in National YoungArts Week. The group of YoungArts … Continue reading

Watch the Prix de Lausanne from Your Couch
Jan 30, 2015 by

Ballet nerds like me LOVE the Prix de Lausanne. The super-prestigious competition, held annually in Lausanne, Switzerland, attracts top dancers … Continue reading

Cookies Just Dominated VIBE with This Incredibly Moving Routine
Jan 29, 2015 by

With a name like Cookies, it has to be good. And it is: The San Diego, CA-based crew is one … Continue reading

It’s Time for the NYC Dance on Camera Festival
Jan 28, 2015 by

It’s been way too long since I was last raving about the amazing confluence of talent and technology that is … Continue reading

World’s Funnest Teacher Stages “Uptown Funk” Dance Party
Jan 28, 2015 by

Every high school has one—or, if it’s lucky, more than one: The Cool Teacher™. You know who I’m talking about. … Continue reading

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Ailey II.0
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It’s the last hour of an exhausting, all-day Ailey II rehearsal. Troy Powell, the company’s artistic director, has just called for a five-minute break. But the dancers, busy fine-tuning Powell’s…

Ailey II.0
Audition Troubleshoo…
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At this time of year, summer program auditions can feel all-consuming. There’s tons of pressure to get into the intensive of your dreams—and one of the most nerve-racking things about…

Audition Troubleshooting
2015 Dance Resolutio…
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This year, make your dance resolutions last by sticking to a set calendar. We asked four pros to submit important dance goals, and assigned one goal to each month of…

2015 Dance Resolution Calendar
Perfect Penchées
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When done well, a serene penchée can be magical. But while it’s meant to look effortless, the extended arabesque is deceptively difficult to master, requiring control, strength and flexibility. DS…

Perfect Penchées
Dancing Among the St…
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Dancing Among the Stars