Author Archives: Maggie McNamara

About Maggie McNamara

Maggie McNamara is an assistant editor at Dance Spirit.

Summer Level Letdown

You fought through your audition nerves and earned admission to your dream summer program. You managed to pack all yourMore »

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Sand Dancing

Five women in leather-soled boots sweep their feet across a sand-covered stage, accenting the music in maraca-like rhythms. With itsMore »

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Ballet Breakaway

For dancers who’ve spent their lives in pink tights, signing a big ballet company contract can seem like the be-all-end-allMore »

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We Go Together…

We’ve all gaped at those YouTube clips of dancers executing fiendish fouetté sequences, complete with doubles, triples and spot-changes, inMore »

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Teenage Mutants

The stars aligned back in 2013, when two young dancers walked into Tricia Miranda’s class at International Dance Academy inMore »

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#GumbyProbz

Ear-grazing développés, 180-degree turnout and a back that folds in half are items on every ballerina’s wish list. But hyper-mobileMore »

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