2006 Issues


Evolution Theory
Evolution Dance Company debuts with a repertory of sexy contemporary work influenced by the commercial dance scene.

Hot Shots
Out of the hundreds of choreographers in L.A., here are 23 who illustrate the diversity of the commercial dance scene.

Cunningham Technique
Making the most of a master class.

Tapping Together
How to make your group look and sound as one.

Health Over Hype
What dancers need to know about the nutrition limitations of sports bars.


Fast Forward
At just 23, Blake McGrath is on his second reality TV show about dance and has a gig tour the world with Janet Jackson.

Costume Care
How to safely clean and care for your dance wardrobe.

All You Need is Love
LOVE gives Vegas audiences the magic of The Beatles and the artistic vision of Cirque du Soleil.

Kathak on the Rise
This Indian classical dance is gaining worldwide attention.

Good Humor
Get on the right (laugh) track with these tips for comedic choreography.


The Votes Are In!
You voted for April Giangeruso.

Power of Perspective
Investing in your life outside of dance can make you a better artist—and give you a healthy sense of self.

The Conditioning Cure
How to use conditioning to prevent injury.

Ballroom Basics
Jumping into ballroom for the first time? Try these tactics to feel at home on the dance floor.

Limón Technique
Making the most of a master class.


Belle of the Ballet
Isabella Boylston reflects on her apprentice season with American Ballet Theatre, demonstrates six classical steps and models the latest leotards.

Flu Debut
Taking precautions can ensure that you—and your peers—dance uninterrupted through influenza season.

A Region Rebuilds
One year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the dance community in the gulf is still struggling to get back on its feet.

The Dancing Peach
Atlanta's dance scene is ripe for dancers who can do it all.

Competitive Hip Hop
A guide for studio dancers on bringing it to the circuit.

July / August

Material Girl
Amy Spanger talks about getting to Broadway, reliving the '80s and having her own personal Flashdance moment.

Hot Feet
The inside scoop on how a musical gets to Broadway.

Busting Out
What well-endowed dancers should know about breast reduction surgery.

American Idle
An insider's view of life in Idlewild from the dancers featured in Outkast's new film.

Prep Like a Pro
How three musical theater dancers mentally and physically prepare for auditions.

May / June

Pure Imagination
The all-star cast of Imagine Tap! wants to bring ta dance back into the public eye—and keep it there.

Tough Breaks
Michelle Dorrance and Ayodele Casel prep their shoes for the stage.

Brain Power
How to eat your way out of the doldrums and into a great mood.

Tap's New Frontier
An inside look at three performing youth tap ensembles.

Cover Model Search '06
Paula vanOppen, April Giangeruso and Lauren Decker compete to the 2006 Cover Model Search winner.


Edgy Elegance
A look inside the Stephen Petronio Company and their collaboration with singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright.

Visualizing Perfection
How a technique used by sport psychologists can help you to enhance performance, correct mistakes and shine onstage.

Thoroughly Modern Masters
Supplement your training with an education outside of your home studio.

True or False
DS uncovers what's fact and what's fiction behind 20 dance myths.

Tinseltown Tappin'
How to get paying tap dance gigs in L.A.


Hip Hop's Elite Status
Dance teams go hip hop.

Model Behavior
Some pros supplement incomes with modeling gigs. Here's what you need to know to break into the biz.

Mind Over Mirror
10 strategies for staying positive about your body.

Tune Up Your Tone
Controlling the sound of your taps takes knowledge about flooring, equipment and technique.

Leaping Lessons
Five ways to make switch leaps soar.


Austin's Powers
As Ballet Austin brings its first choreographer's project to audiences this month, DS takes a look at the company's achievements.

To the Bone
DS dispels seven common myths about osteoporosis.

Cultivate Your Creativity
Two college composition professors dole out exercises to build your choreographic chops.

The True Cost of a Dancer's Health
A good healthcare plan is vital to a dancer's livelihood. How do you pay for it without breaking the bank?

Good Eats
What the government's latest diet recommendations mean for you.


America's Favorite
Nick Lazzarini speaks candidly about his time on "So You Think You Can Dance" and where he's headed next.

Perfect Your Pirouettes
Two American Ballet Theatre pros talk turns.

The Art of Butoh
Understanding this physically extreme dance-theater artform.

Conventions Delivered to Your Doorstep
Personalized attention and custom curricula are he earmarks of the in-studio convention trend.

Grand Les Grands
A leading contemporary ballet company in Montreal is on its way to global stardom.

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