2009 Issues


Show Tap
Learn how this classic style is danced today.

Bright Young Things
10 up-and-coming dancers who are here to stay.

Meet Clara
An inside look at the iconic Nutcracker role.

The Craft of Tap
Talented teen Warren Craft has the tap world buzzing.

Mad About Maud
Maud Arnold is out to change the world, one tap at a time.


America's Sweetheart
"So You Think You Can Dance" Season 5 winner Jeanine Mason

L.A. Confidential
L.A. insiders dish on what makes the City of Angels so great.

Role Reversal
Get the scoop on L.A.'s decision makers—casting agents.

Athleticism & Artistry
Dance pros share their thoughts on how to strike a balance.

Living with Arthritis
Superstar Alicia Graf recounts her struggles with arthritis.


It's Ida!
Meet your 2009 Cover Model Search winner, Ida Saki!

Trend Watch 2009
The hippest and hottest styles from this year's competition and convention scene.

The Hot-O-Meter
See what we liked—and loved!—at competitions this year.

Possessing Presence
Why stage presence is essential—and how to get it.

You Asked, Misty Answered
American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland dishes with DS.


Conservatory Life [1] [2]
The inside scoop on conservatories, plus what to consider when choosing a school.

The Transfer Tango
What to do if you're itching for a switch.

Pennsylvania Prodigy
Lauren Fadeley followed her instinct to pursue both ballet and academics.

Dream Teams
Four sets of artistic collaborators create magic—together!

The Whiz Kid
At just 20, JaQuel Knight is the new prince of hip hop.

July / August

Broadway Blowout
Check out the must-see performances on the Great White Way.

In the Spotlight
Seven standout dancers from Broadway hits strut their stuff in the hottest jazzwear.

18 Bites of the Big Apple
The ins and outs of NYC—as seen through the eyes of dance greats!

Battle of the Contemporary Queens
Meet this year's Cover Model Search finalists: Ida Saki, Nicole Knudson and Kamille Upshaw!

Company Life
Three teen companies take performing to the next level.

May / June

Ebony Williams does it all.

Lyrical Hip Hop
Learn about this hot new urban trend.

You Should Know: Catherine Hurlin
Meet the petite and powerful dynamo.

Home Away From Home
7 tips to help you beat homesickness.

Competition Know-How
Four competition pros (who've also made it in the real world!) share their tips for succeeding on—and enjoying!—the comp circuit.


Yes She Can!
Rock star Keltie Colleen.

Leading the Way
What it takes to be your dance team's captain.

Say My Name
The pros and cons of taking a stage name.

Dance Planet
The beauty of Polynesian dance.

Off the Record
Faye Hideko Warren shines despite scoliosis.


The Natural
Emily Kadow is primed for ballet stardom.

The Company Quandary
Deciding between bigger and smaller troupes.

Hair + Choreography = Hairography!
Hair moves in dance.

Dance Team Distractions
How to deal when your head's not in the game.

Perfectionism 101
Are you obsessed?


Who's That Girl?
Danielle Polanco: From screen to the Broadway revival of West Side Story.

West Side Story
Bringing the fire back to Broadway!

The Right Chemistry
How three dance couples make it work on stage and off.

The Vegan Dilemma
Is it right for dancers?

Hear the Rat-a-tat...
Tapping and clogging: How different are they?


Cha Cha Chelsie Hightower
Why we adore this ballroom bombshell

Ballroom Blitz
Everything you need to know to start shakin'.

The Reel Deal
DS goes behind the lens to get the scoop on dance on camera.

Pick Your Perfect Program
How to find a summer intensive that will fit you.

Dancing Dangerously
An inside look at the world of cutting—and how to stop.

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