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Photo by Victoria Schwarzi, courtesy National Ballet of Canada

Few things are as magical as a new tutu. But what goes into the creation of this iconic ballet costume? We followed a National Ballet of Canada Swan Lake tutu—made for first soloist Emma Hawes'debut as Odette/Odile—from sketch to stage.

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The Look

These fun and fabulous super-strappy designs will chase the boring-leo blues away.

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Dance News

Last night was New York City Ballet's fall gala, which is basically prom night for NYCB and its most stylish fans. The highly anticipated evening merged fashion and ballet, featuring collaborations between the industries' most talented designers and choreographers. And while the performance was exceptional, we were as obsessed with what we saw on the red carpet as what we saw onstage.

Though the event attracted some of Hollywood's most fashionable celebs (we bow down to NYCB gala queen Sarah Jessica Parker), we thought many of the most stylish ladies of the night were the NYCB dancers and choreographers themselves. (Dancers clean up pretty well!) Check out some of our favorite styles of the "'rinas" who traded their tights and leos for heels and a gown.

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Watch This

Cartier doesn't just make elegant jewelry. They also make elegant commercials that will have you and your dance friends double-tapping their ballet inspired Instagram ad.

The 15-second teaser depicts a dancer in an empty theater, showing off her goal-worthy extension and sky-high saut de chats. The metallic leotard and freestyle routine give a modern twist to the traditional ballet aesthetic. This is an elegant yet edgy take on the ballet world that we can't stop swooning 😍 over. Well done, Cartier!

This is all the #MotivationMonday you'll need to get you through the day (and maybe the week)!

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The Look

Understated classwear puts your technique front and center.

Dance Spirit photographed Mikaela, Mio, and Zoe on Juilliard's campus at the end of the 2016–17 school year.

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Eye Candy
Boston Ballet's Misa Kuranaga and Patrick Yocum (courtesy Rachel Neville/Boston Ballet)

We're on somewhat of a dance photography kick here at DS, so we figured we'd keep it going in a very big way: an exclusive interview with Rachel Neville, the photographer responsible for all those absolutely drool-worthy dance photos on your Instagram feed. We caught up with Neville at PurePoint Financial in NYC, where her new show, "A Command Performance," is up on display (and we highly recommend you check it out).

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Eye Candy

Back in 2014, Cole Haan recruited New York City Ballet's Megan Fairchild, Sara Mearns, and Gretchen Smith to help design a pair of ballet flats, and the results were stunning. Lucky for us, this is the collaboration that keeps on giving—and this time, with more familiar NYCB faces!

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Eye Candy
Carter Williams and Abby Werner at The Dance Awards (via @libbywilliams4 on Instagram)

Nationals are in full swing all across the country, and we are LIVING for the gorgeous social media posts they're bringing to our feed. Y'all are straight killin' the Instagram game!

Here are some of our favorite posts so far. Give them a look—you might even see some familiar faces. 😏

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