Maggie Miller's piece at the 2017 Young Choreographer's Festival (photo by Rachel Neville, courtesy Emily Bufferd)

Love choreographing, but having a hard time finding a place to present your work? It's an all-too-common problem for choreographers everywhere—and especially for younger artists, who tend not to have the kinds of resources their more established peers do.

Enter the Young Choreographer's Festival. Every year, YCF presents works by talented choreographers between the ages of 18 and 25. And it's currently accepting applications for its 2018 event.

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National Ballet of Canada principal Svetlana Lunkina being amazing (via Instagram)

Yes, we all know dancers are strong. But sometimes it takes a truly epic workout video to remind us JUST HOW INSANELY STRONG they actually are.

Behold, National Ballet of Canada principal Svetlana Lunkina's oh-so-casual pre-class exercise:

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It's time for a tutu test! So many iconic ballets, so many beautiful tutus. Can you figure out which ballet each of these costumes comes from?

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You're obsessed with class videos. We're obsessed with class videos. The passion, energy, and talent showcased in these clips, which give us an insider-y peek at the commercial dance world's hottest classes, are totally irresistible.

But at what point does the phenomenon go from being a good thing to a bad thing for dancers and the dance world? Is the focus on filming distracting from the work dancers are supposed to be doing in class? Are overproduced videos presenting a dangerously misleading picture of the dance world? Is the pressure to be a class video star becoming too much for dancers to handle? These are some of the questions A-list dancer and choreographer Ian Eastwood—no stranger to the class video himself—has been asking on Twitter. And they've sparked a lively, important debate.

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Scott Jenkins and his mom, Ginny, did not come to the Myers Park High School auditorium to play. They come to SLAY, PEOPLE.

The mother-son team put together an absolutely delightful "History of Dance"-style routine for the MPHS talent show. Ginny is a guidance counselor at the Charlotte, NC, school; Scott is her accountant son who—in a fact that will surprise nobody who's seen this video—has his own YouTube channel. Their moves are so charming (and, tbh, legit!) that basically the whole world has fallen in love with them. Or at least the 26 million people who've viewed the vid on Facebook.

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Think you're a true bunhead? Put your ballerina brain to the test!

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The School at Jacob's Pillow's contemporary auditions (Karli Cadel, courtesy Jacob's Pillow)

We all know audition season can be super nerve-wracking. How will you perform under pressure at that upcoming summer intensive/industry gig/college dance program tryout? Take our quiz below to find out—and learn how to deal. (And if you need even more audition tips and tricks, check out our upcoming January Summer Study Issue, available in a few weeks!)

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A still from Kyle Hanagami's "Love in the Dark" (via YouTube)

If just listening to Adele's "Love in the Dark" is enough to make you ugly cry, wait until you see Kyle Hanagami's powerful choreo to the song, which reduced us to weepy, sniffly puddles.

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