Today was, up until a few hours ago, just your average Wednesday—the holidays are officially over, there's a monster storm literally called a "bomb cyclone" churning towards NYC, and I ran out of good snacks. But during a casual afternoon scroll through Instagram, I happened upon this:
It's December 27th, which means the post-holiday blues is real right now. But when things are looking down, the perfect dance video always seems to turn up. Case in point? This hilarious, adorable, and all-around fun clip of a student and his teacher having a dance-off at the talent show.
Imagine you'd never danced a day in your life, and then you woke up one morning and said, "Let's do it." Who would you call to guide you through this new, foreign world? Kyle Hanagami, obviously—which is exactly what Ashly Perez, a video personality and producer at BuzzFeed, did. Perez recruited Hanagami to turn her into the dancer she always wanted to be. The catch? She'd never danced a step. The second catch? He had 30 days.
We're about to hit peak competition season, and that means tons (and tons) of makeup. Even if you've mastered a skin-care routine to combat the hours your skin spends covered in foundation and powder, you may be overlooking one important detail: your makeup brushes. The tools of your trade need cleaning, too! Dirty makeup brushes can cause a lot of icky issues, including acne, skin irritation, and infections. Luckily, brush maintenance is super-easy—a little effort goes a long way. Try these tricks!
Chances are, you've heard of electrolytes—but you might not know what they really are, why you need them, or how to get them. Dance Spirit asked Emily Cook Harrison, a registered dietitian at the Centre for Dance Nutrition in Atlanta, GA, for a crash course on this key performance component.
Have we mentioned lately how much we love dance dads? Especially ones who show up to their daughter's ballet class sporting a tutu, like Thanh Tran.
Let's face it—spare time is pretty tough to come by when you're a dancer. You're either rushing to get ready for rehearsal, rushing to rehearsal, a combo of the two, or in rehearsal (or performing, or in class, or at an audition...you get the picture). Well here at DS, we understand the struggle is REAL, which is why we've rounded up our favorite foolproof makeup hacks, approved by resident #LazyGirl when it comes to makeup (spoiler alert: it's me). On to the hacks!