Author Archives: Komal Thakkar

The 10 Things I Can’t Live Without

If you’ve seen Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” video (or read our May/June 2013 issue!), you’ll recognize backup dancer extraordinaire Ashley Everett. … Continue reading

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That Time I Face-Planted Onstage

All of us—even the dance world’s biggest stars—have had less-than-awesome performance moments. We asked seven professionals to share their most … Continue reading

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A Perfect Match?

When a 15-year-old Daniella Karagach was first paired up with a 22-year-old Pasha Pashkov, she had her doubts. “My coaches … Continue reading

Posted in Ballroom, How To

The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Received

Dancers receive many pearls of wisdom over the course of their careers—but sometimes they also get some less-than-awesome advice. We … Continue reading

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The Belly Dance Difference

Among thousands of contemporary dancers in booty shorts and sports bras, Janelle Issis stepped up to audition for “So You … Continue reading

Posted in How To, World Dance

Sugar Plum Fairyland

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