#BringMeToBroadway NYC Sweepstakes
Are you itching to come to NYC? If you've never been, or you live too far to visit on a whim, you may be in luck. NYC's tourism site, NewYork.com, is holding a Broadway sweepstakes that could bring you and a guest to The Great White Way for an exciting weekend. If you win the Ultimate Broadway Fan Showdown, you'll receive round-trip airfare, car service, a hotel room, a steak dinner and best of all: two tickets to the Tony Awards dress rehearsal.
You have to be at least 18 to enter, so you may need to talk to your parents for help. Once you've got that covered, entering is pretty simple. Post a photo to Instagram or Twitter that proves you're the ultimate fan. In the caption, finish the sentence "I'm Broadway’s biggest fan because…" and include the hashtag: #BringMeToBroadway. Then, fill out this form.
The deadline to enter is April 30, and if you need photo inspiration, here's a link to other entries. (From what I've seen, Dance Spirit readers could have a win in the bag.) To choose a winner, the editors of NewYork.com will select 30 finalists, then the public will vote online for their favorite from Monday, May 5 to Friday, May 16. The image with the most votes will win.
Dance is a powerful form of expression, and Ahmad Joudeh is using its influence to promote peace.
The 27-year-old is a Palestinian refugee, whose decision to pursue his passion for ballet has made him the target of death threats from terrorist organizations. Despite the danger, Joudeh has decided to continue on his path as a dancer, using his performances as an opportunity to spread a message of peace and cultural awareness.
For 14-year-old Averi Hodgson, focusing on her ballet training while growing up was never easy: She's suffered from epilepsy since she was in first grade, and later, she was also diagnosed with scoliosis. Here, she tells her story of perseverance—and how her determination earned her a spot at the School of American Ballet's 2017 summer intensive.
"Late Late Show" host James Corden was one of the many, many people shocked by President Trump's sudden decision to ban transgender people from the military yesterday. And he decided to voice his outrage in the way most likely to rile a President who's uncomfortable with anything "un-manly": through a big, beautiful, extra-sparkly song-and-dance routine.
In addition to training, competing and winning titles in just about every style you can think of, 13-year-old Kaylee Quinn is a regular on the sci-fi drama "Stitchers," playing the younger version of the show's main character. Her path in dance hasn't been without challenges, though. Last summer, Kaylee won the Hope Award at her regional Youth America Grand Prix, but wasn't sure she'd be able to compete at the NYC finals due to a broken foot. Patience paid off: With her doctor's blessing, Kaylee danced her variations in flat shoes and won the gold medal.
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.