2012 Issues


America's Favorite Ballet Dancers
Chehon and Eliana's road to "So You Think You Can Dance" success

The Top 12 Dance Moments of 2012
Our favorite jazz-hand–worthy memories, from Broadway and ballet to the big and small screens.

Your Guide to Getting an Agent
The real deal on signing with a dance agency

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
A guide to the gifts on every dancer's wish list

Future Star Award Winners 2012
Dance Spirit partners with competitions to recognize up-and-coming dancers.


One-Girl Revolution
Make way for Step Up Revolution star and "So You Think You Can Dance" dynamo Kathryn McCormick

Acting Out
Thinking about making the leap from dancing to acting? Here's how to jump-start your acting career.

The Age Equation
Six dancers who came to dance late, stuck with it and beat the odds

Four Seasons of Fashion
A year's worth of hot (and cool) costumes

2012-2013 Costume Guide
Where to get your performance looks this year


Megan's Magic
Catching up with the 2012 Cover Model Search winner

Martha Graham How-To
Learn an eight-count from the modern pioneer's choreography

Recipe for "SYTYCD" Success
Why don't gifted technical dancers do better on "So You Think You Can Dance"?

Get Cozy
Members of Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective model comfy winter warm-ups.

2012-2013 Competition and Convention Guide
Details on the top events to attend this year


It Takes Two: tWitch and Allison's Love Story
Why we've dubbed these "SYTYCD" alums "America's favorite couple."

Breaking the Mold
In today's changing dance world, there's a place for everybody—and every body.

Brighten Up!
Three dance majors from University of the Arts model colorful back-to-school looks.

Streamline Your College Search
The most important facts to find out about every school—before you visit.

Dance Spirit's Higher Ed Listing 2012
Everything you need to find the college dance program that's right for you.

July / August

The New Kings of New York
Extra! Extra! Newsies is the hottest new musical on Broadway!

The Top Three
Introducing the 2012 Cover Model Search finalists

Competition Confidence
Nine former comp kids share their tips for banishing backstage jitters.

Making Your Own Luck
How to make sure you’re the one who gets booked

A Smash Hit
Dancers from the TV musical “Smash” model Fosse-inspired jazz dancewear.

May / June

Make Some Noise for Shaping Sound
Shaping Sound, Making Moves

Why Rock of Ages Rocks
The inside dance scoop on the film adaptation of Broadway's hard-rocking hit

The Parent Trap
How to deal when your parents don't support your dancing.

Dancing with Diabetes
How one 15-year-old dancer is dealing with her diagnosis

Work Your Wardrobe
How to style the perfect outfit for your next commercial audition or class


The Knicks City Dancers
Celebrating 20 years on the court

Who's Who On The Comp Scene
Fifteen outstanding dancers you should know

Awkward Body Basics
Facts and advice about six embarrassing—but common!—body issues

My Life at a Performing Arts High School
Melanie Gonzalez takes us inside her daily routine at New World School of the Arts.

Get Glamorized
Turn heads on the court with these super-sparkly, ultra-bright costumes


American Dancer, Russian Soul
Vaganova-trained Keenan Kampa returns to Russia.

Showbiz Superstitions
Getting to the bottom of Broadway lore.

The Comparison Trap
Don’t get stuck comparing yourself to others.

True Grit
An amputee continues tap dancing against all odds.

Five Days with Keenan
Cover girl Keenan Kampa models a week’s worth of dancewear.


Keigwin + Company
The coolest kids in modern dance.

Top 10 Audition Fears
Everything you worry about on comp day—and how to deal.

Dangerous Dieting
Orthorexia: When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession.

Find Your Next Job
Dance Spirit's audition guide.

Spot-On Audition Wear
Dress to impress at your next tryout.


Simply Elegant
Chantel Aguirre's rise to stardom.

Where to Dance This Summer
274 hot intensives.

In 2012, I Resolve To...
Ten dancers share their New Year's resolutions.

Dance Doubles
Who's really doing the moves?

Looking Good in the Studio
Chic rehearsal looks.

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