Merry Christmas From DS!

Joy to your worlds, friends!

If you’re celebrating Christmas today, we hope you’re snuggled up in holiday PJs with your families, opening presents, drinking hot chocolate and eating pancakes (no one ever said Christmas was a day for being healthy).

In the spirit of the holiday, we thought we’d share what’s on each of our Christmas lists this year…

(L to R) Rachel, Margaret, Michael, me and Josephine

“All I want for Christmas is to have a DanceMedia [our parent company] talent show. Each magazine’s staff—Pointe, Dance Magazine, Dance Retailer News and Dance Teacher—could put together a dance routine. The DS staff would rock. (In rhinestoned costumes, naturally.)” —Michael Anne Bailey, assistant/fashion editor and in-house bedazzler

“I want Misty Copeland to get promoted at American Ballet Theatre, already. It’s long overdue—just ask Prince!” —Margaret Fuhrer, associate editor and resident ballet guru

“I want a walk-on role in Annie (I’m short enough to be an orphan, right?) and lots of airline miles so I can travel to see my favorite dancers perform across the country. L.A. and Las Vegas, here I come!” —Rachel Zar, managing editor and DS shorty

As for me? I want In the Heights to return to Broadway forever. I want Ryan Steele to be my best friend. I want to salsa dance (well) with Luis Salgado. I want to be able to sing “So Much Better” from Legally Blonde: The Musical, and I want to actually hit—and hold—that crazy-long high note at the end. I want Chantel Aguirre to be mega-famous. I want fouette turns to be banned from competitions for one year—let’s see what happens—and I want to go on a shopping spree with Cat Deeley.

Let me know how that list works out for you, Santa. I know I’m asking a lot, but I think my requests are pretty reasonable.

Have a safe, wonderful holiday, everyone!

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