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The Lex Effect

He's danced on Broadway. He's toured with Shaping Sound. He's been crowned America's Favorite Dancer. What's next for the chameleon-like Lex Ishimoto?

Tap's Next Generation

The young dancers today's tap icons can't stop watching.

The Tap Family Tree

Tap's trailblazers are still relevant to how we dance today.

Up In Arms

Tap isn't only about fancy footwork.

The Speed Trap

Always rushing the music? Here's how to pump the brakes.

Not Your Average Nutcracker NOT

Some of the most imaginative—and unusual—Nutcracker productions around.

Buzz

Behind-the-scenes scoop on The Greatest Showman.

The Dirt

Tap couple Kelsey McCowan and Caley Carr.

Letter to My Teenage Self

Hip-hop queen Taja Riley.

Dear Katie

Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer's Collage

Where Spencer Liff finds inspiration.

Off The Record

Katarina Jakimier creates a ballet program for seniors.

Body Buzz

Electrolytes 101.

Nutrition

Everything you need to know about "clean eating."

Fashion

Our 2017 holiday gift guide.

Style Lab

Metallic dancewear that shimmers, glimmers, and shines.

Convention

The best places to stand in those crowded ballrooms.

You Should Know

Contemporary star Kalea Hidalgo

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No Limits
Janelle Ginestra lives life full-out both onstage and off—and she's just getting started.

Janelle in #BeastMode
We went behind the scenes of one of Janelle Ginestra's sold-out IMMA SPACE classes.

The Choreographer-Composer Connection
Dancemakers dish on their musical collaborations.

Standing Still
Making the most of being motionless onstage.

A Tutu Is Born
Follow a National Ballet of Canada Swan Lake tutu from sketch to stage.

Buzz
The scoop on Broadway's latest revival, Once On This Island.

The Dirt
Alonzo King LINES Ballet's Madeline DeVries.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Contemporary star Kathryn McCormick.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Buzz
How your cell phone could be affecting your dancing.

Fitness
Strength training exercises for male partners.

Fashion
This year's costumes come straight from the circus big top.

Shop
Where to buy all the stuff you love from this issue.

Tap
The historic routine every tapper needs to know.

College Corner
Essay writing 101.

You Should Know
Commercial dancer Kyndall Harris.


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Walkin' on Sunshine
Kaylin Maggard is your 2017 Cover Model Search winner!

Love, Haley/ Love, Michelle
CMS runners-up Haley Hartsfield and Michelle Quiner write thank-you notes to their fans.

Networking 101
Everything you need to know about making genuine dance connections.

Living the Dream
Four stars on the first time they danced their dream roles.

Buzz
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes heads stateside.

The Dirt
AXIS Dance Company's Lani Dickinson.

Letter to My Teenage Self
New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Off the Record
Ballerina Sara Michelle Murawski on being "too tall."

Buzz
How to tell what's normal pain and what's really serious.

Nutrition
The ins and outs of being vegetarian or vegan.

Fashion
Dramatic black-and-white looks.

Style Lab
Super-strappy leos pack a punch.

Shop
Where to buy all the stuff you love from this issue.

World Dance
The classical Indian dance form bharatanatyam.

College Corner
Why these famous comp kids chose college.

You Should Know
Up-and-coming choreographer Easton Payne.

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