In the dance world, Mandy Moore has long been a go-to name, but in 2017, the success of her choreography for La La Land made the rest of the world stop and take notice. After whirlwind seasons as choreographer and producer on both "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance," she capped off the year with two Emmy Award nominations—and her first win. Dance Magazine caught up with her to find out how she's balancing all of her dance projects.
The union of dance royalty isn't something we take lightly—especially when it's between legendary hip hopper WilldaBeast Adams and dance phenom Janelle Ginestra. (#RelationshipGoals much?) So when we heard we were invited to their Big Day we sort of lost it. (I mean, what does one wear to the wedding of two dance icons? Better yet, what kind of dance moves does one practice for the reception?) Ok, so we might be getting a little ahead of ourselves, because we'll all be able to watch the wedding from the comfort of our own wifi. In true immaBEAST fashion the dance moguls decided to share their special day with devoted fans by streaming it online.
Each month in 2017, we chose one 2018 Cover Model Search semifinalist from the pool of very talented entrants on dancemedia.com. Last week, we selected our December winner—which means we now have all 12 of our 2018 Cover Model Search semifinalists. And what does that mean? It means that one of the lovely ladies below will be our Cover Model Search winner, gracing our October 2018 cover!
In honor of 2018 YoungArts Week kicking off today in Miami Beach, we wanted to give a shoutout to each and every one of you amazing 2018 honorees in dance. Merde to all the finalists learning and performing this week at New World School of the Arts. All of us at DS can't wait to see where dance takes you talented humans next!
P.S. Dreaming of your chance to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts? Visit youngarts.org to learn how you can apply!
Today was, up until a few hours ago, just your average Wednesday—the holidays are officially over, there's a monster storm literally called a "bomb cyclone" churning towards NYC, and I ran out of good snacks. But during a casual afternoon scroll through Instagram, I happened upon this:
This is not a drill: The 2006 classic Step Up—the dancetastic movie that inspired a series and, perhaps more importantly, marked the beginning of Channing and Jenna Dewan Tatum's magical relationship—is returning to movie theaters for one night only. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Are you a college student curious about what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite magazine? You're in luck—because Dance Spirit is searching for an editorial intern for summer 2018!
We'll be accepting applications through March 1. Internships require a minimum two-day-a-week, onsite commitment in our NYC office from June to August.
Happy merry everything, everyone! Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, you'll LIVE for this:
The English National Ballet has constructed a pointe shoe Christmas tree. It is made out of 540 pointe shoes. And it is even more delightful than you'd imagine.