Happy Thanksgiving From All Of Us At DS!

Happy Thanksgiving, DS readers!

Here at Dance Spirit, we love tradition. So this year—as we always do—we’re taking a break from our turkey, stuffing and pie eating to share what we’re all thankful for this year.

Newsies & DS

Margaret, me, the Newsies boys, Josephine, Michael and Rachel—one big, happy family! (Newsies guys, won't you join our family?)

“I’m thankful for family and friends that, though they may not be close by, are always just a phone call away—and that love to come visit me in NYC! Speaking of NYC, I’m thankful to live in the most fast-paced, fun-loving, full-of-dance places I know. And of course, I’m thankful for being able to work for my favorite magazine!” —Rachel Zar, managing editor

“I’m thankful for my family and friends. I’m thankful they are all healthy and happy. I’m thankful to have fun and intelligent colleagues who are great to work with. Most of all, I’m thankful to have an understanding, loving husband who makes me laugh when he’s not trying, who’s supportive, interested and interesting. And there’s other stuff I’m thankful for: little things, like electricity, a clean house, space in the fridge to put the prep for Thanksgiving dinner and those three seconds of perfection in the morning when I have my first sip of coffee.” —Josephine Daño, senior art director

“I’m thankful I get to think about, write about and see dance every day. I’m thankful I live in NYC—it’s a bit of a love/hate relationship, but I always come out on the ‘love’ side. I’m thankful for the office candy bowl, speaking of love/hate relationships. And I’m thankful for my family, my friends and my boyfriend, who collectively keep me from devolving into a twitchy, anxious mess.” —Margaret Fuhrer, associate editor

“I am thankful for my wonderfully supportive husband and family. They pretty much rock my world. I’m also grateful for all of the DS readers that comment on our Facebook and Twitter pages. I love interacting with our super-awesome fans who make managing social media one of the best parts of my day!” —Michael Anne Bailey, assistant/fashion editor

As for me? I’m thankful I get to work with a team of enthusiastic, motivated, talented ladies to bring you the pages of Dance Spirit every month. I’m thankful for my health, I’m thankful for my friends, my family and my astonishingly patient boyfriend. I’m thankful for my new nephew, Tyler, and I’m thankful for Skype, so I can watch him bounce around and attempt baby yoga. (Seriously, he can do a killer baby cobra.)

And now more than ever, I’m thankful to live in NYC and to call this magical metropolis my home. I’ve lived here for five years now but it wasn’t until the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that I truly felt like a part of this oh-so-powerful community.

A photo from the first Thanksgiving. Or maybe not.

From all of us here at Dance Spirit, cheers to a happy, healthy Thanksgiving. May you and your loved ones give many thanks and take many post-turkey naps.

(And then might we suggest a dance party once you’re awake and refreshed?)

What are you thankful for this year? Let us know in the comments!

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