2011 Issues


The Commercial Ballerina
Meet Come Fly Away's rising star, Mallauri Esquibel.

The Most Influential People of 2011
The dancers and choreographers who made this year one to remember.

Remembering Merce
Merce Cunningham's dancers and friends pay tribute to the dance-world legend.

Out of this World
Meet Rasta Thomas' new tap group.

Food Fight
How to stop feeling guilty about what you eat.


A Star is Born
Melanie Moore may have conquered “So You Think You Can Dance,” but her career is just beginning.

My First Met Season
American Ballet Theatre dancer Cassie Trenary takes us along during her first season performing with the prestigious company.

Beat Bullying
How to deal when dancers—and teachers—get mean.

Working in Fabulous Las Vegas
Seven reasons why this city should be your new home.

Lasting Impressions
Judges share their all-time favorite competition routines.


Queen Kaitlynn
You voted (tons of you!), and we’re proud to introduce Kaitlynn Edgar as the 2011 Cover Model Search winner.

Eye on the Prize
Behind the Scenes with Makensie Howe at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals.

The Truth About Your Breasts
Answers to your most common breast questions.

Take It From Travis
Want to make the jump from competition kid to professional dancer? Make it happen with these 10 tips from Travis Wall.

Dance Team Spirit
A breakdown of the different dance teams your school may offer.


Caught in Amber
Amber Jackson, a senior in the LINES/Dominican University BFA program, opens up about why college was the right choice.

Starving for Perfection
A dancer recalls her struggle with anorexia.

Making School Work
How five professional dancers balance college and a career.

Scene Stealer: Harry Shum Jr.
This hard-working commercial dancer is hot in Hollywood.

Life After Competition
New companies mean more professional opportunities for comp kids.

July / August

Born for Broadway
How spunky Savannah Wise has made her mark on the Great White Way.

Road to Recovery
Alex Wong reveals his setbacks and triumphs as he heals from a ruptured Achilles tendon.

I Love My NYC
Four dancers share what they love most about The Big Apple, from studios and theatres to restaurants and recreation.

True Competitors
Meet the 2011 Cover Model Search finalists: Kaitlynn Edgar, Maddie Swenson and Zoey Anderson

Heel Appeal
Tips from the pros to help you master dancing in heels.

May / June

The Guys the Girl and the Go-Tos
Meet six dancers and choreographers who are changing the commercial dance world.

Hollywood Heavy Hitters
The L.A. Dance Scene is bursting with talent. Here are 16 movers and shakers you absolutely need to know.

Summer Study Survival Guide
With these tips from the pros, you’ll do more than survive—you’ll thrive!

Dealing with Criticism
How to turn negative feedback into a positive experience.

Speed Demon
How to tap fast without sacrificing sound.


Welcome to Hayleewood
Haylee Roderick’s dreams are coming true.

Growing Pains
How to deal with growth spurts.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Chloe Arnold

My Big Break
Seven dancers dish on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that took them to the top.

Modern Masters
Why you need to know the classic modern techniques.


American Ballet Theatre corps members Courtney Lavine, April Giangeruso and Katie Williams share a friendship that extends far beyond the studio.

Road Warriors
What it takes to survive life on tour.

8 Things You Should Know About Derek Hough
The inside scoop on how the man with thee Mirrorball trophies got to where he is today.

Celtic Competition
Inside the world of competitive Irish dance.

Piece by Piece
What do first time choreographers need to know? Dancemakers from coast to coast offer tips.


Putting the "Grrrr" in Grace
Andrea Parson describes her own dancing as "exploratory, animalistic and like a child at play." Here we get to the bottom of her awesomeness.

I Do!
The most romantic, real-life dancer love stories we’ve ever heard. Prepare to swoon!

I Hope I Get It!
Sheryl Murakami Doles Out Her Best Audition Advice

Much Ado About Music
Five modern dance choreographers on how they find the right music.

From martial arts master to contemporary choreographer.


The A Team
The six dancing DelGrossos share an unbeatable sisterly bond.

Scholarship Savvy
How to become a convention-scene queen.

How To Dance in a Tutu
What to do when your tutu feels less than magical.

Dance Idols Divulge
Your favorite dance stars share their tips for becoming a better dancer.

Leap of Faith
Amazing things can happen when dancers leave their comfort zones for a summer study adventure.

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