2013 Issues


The Power of Two
Amy and Fik-Shun's side-by-side journey to "So You Think You Can Dance" victory.

Dance Celebs' Holiday Wishlist
Melanie Moore, Shonica Gooden and Brittany Pollack's must-have items.

Gimme a Break
A guide to taking time off from dance.

Reality TV Secrets Revealed
What really happens on the sets of your favorite shows.

Future Star Award Winners 2013, Part 2
Dance Spirit partners with competitions to recognize up-and-coming dancers


Little Girls in a B-Girl World
Meet seven standouts from hip hop's next generation

On The Road Again
Taylor Swift's backup dancers share their packing secrets

Camera? What Camera?
Spend a day with celebrity kid Maddie Ziegler of “Dance Moms”

Who Are You Wearing?
Knock 'em dead in this season's most glamorous costumes

Future Star Award Winners 2013, Part 1
Dance Spirit partners with competitions to recognize up-and-coming dancers


Hooray for Hayden!
Congratulations to Hayden Hopkins, the 2013 Cover Model Search winner.

The Hard Truths
Dancers share the toughest lessons they had to learn.

Nationals Lookbook
All the trends we loved (and loathed) from Nationals 2013

Winterize Your Wardrobe
Keep your body toasty and ready to rehearse in these comfy warm-ups.

2013–14 Competition & Convention Guide
All of this season's must-attend events—and tips for making the most of them.


University of NYC
The perks of getting your dance degree in The Big Apple

My First Year as a Dance Major
The surprises, the highlights and the lessons learned

You're Doing It Wrong
Nine mistakes you don't realize you're making

My Crazy Fans
Dancers reveal the funniest—and sweetest—things their fans have ever done for them.

Highlighter Chic
Members of Ellenore Scott's ELSCO Dance model hot neon looks.

July / August

Your Name in Lights
How to go from the convention room to the musical theater stage

The Girls with the Golden Feet
Introducing the 2013 Cover Model Search finalists

The Best of Broadway
Your guide to the greatest—and danciest—hits

On The Side
The best side jobs for dancers

Taking Times Square
Motown: The Musical’s Sasha Hutchings models jazz dancewear in NYC’s theater district.

May / June

Who Run the World? Beyoncé's Girls!
Meet the eight women who are holding it down with "Baddie Bey."

"If I Were a Boy..."
Amidst the pack of ladies onstage with Beyoncé are Larry and Laurent Bourgeois—known as “Les Twins."

The Get-a-Clue Guide to Dance Auditions
A handy guide to 10 things that come up at every tryout.

Dancing on a Budget
What can you do if your family can't afford dance classes?

Lights, Camera, Action!
Channel your favorite pop stars in must-have re-creations of iconic music-video looks.


Practice Makes Perfect
How the Floyd Central Dazzlers became the winningest dance team in high school history.

The Worst Advice I've Ever Received
As these pros know, some tips are more harmful than helpful.

I Was a Back-Row Dancer
She wasn't the star of her studio, but that didn't keep Nicole Carol Schuman from having an amazing professional career.

Pain in the...
Four common dancer injuries and how to prevent them.

Spring into Style
Members of the Floyd Central Dazzlers show off flashy dance team looks.


The Brave Ballerina
Alys Shee is taking charge of her career, one fouetté at a time.

Am I Ready for Pointe?
Signs that you're prepared for the big transition.

Battling Body Dysmorphia
For dancers with body dysmorphic disorder, reality doesn't match what they see in the mirror.

Convention 101
Everything you need to know before attending your first dance convention.

Classically Captivating
Wow the audience in these stunning black and white ballet costumes.


The Spitfire
Complexions Contemporary Ballet's Samantha Figgins is strutting her way into the spotlight

Kiss and Tell
Dancers dish about their first smooches in the spotlight.

Limp Biscuits
Can "bad" feet be fixed?

Standout Style
Broadway vet and "So You Think You Can Dance" alum Ariana Debose shares her go-to audition looks.

Jobs Galore!
Dance Spirit's 2013 audition guide


The Assistants
Ryan Ramirez and Chaz Buzan on what it's like to work with Mia Michaels

"Be open to where life takes you. Follow your instincts."
Mia Michaels, up close and personal

13 Ways to Make 2013 Your Best Year Yet
Dancers share their advice for achieving success.

Strictly Ballroom
Jaw-dropping ballroom costumes inspired by some of our favorite "Dancing with the Stars" ensembles

Dance Spirit's Summer Study Guide
223 programs to choose from

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