It's Cover Model Search Finalist Week!
It's been a crazy couple days in Dance Spirit Land (yes, that's a real place): It's Cover Model Search Finalist Week!
The three finalists in the 2012 competition flew to NYC earlier this week for three jam-packed days of dance action, including taking classes at Broadway Dance Center (ballet, street jazz and musical theater, and they killed it in each of them), posing (um, dancing, really, all day long) in front of the DS cameras at a photo shoot, seeing Memphis on Broadway (one of the best shows on the Great White Way right now — go see it!) and performing solos for the DS editors (they were awesome, and you'll get to see them all online soon).
Oh, and getting NYC-style pizza and Pinkberry. Naturally.
So we can't tell you yet who the finalists are — where's the fun in that? — but we can tell you that they're all so talented and you're going to meet them in the July/August issue.
Once you get the issue, you'll get to go online (right here at dancespirit.com/), watch each of the finalists' solo videos and then cast your very crucial vote for your favorite. The dancer who gets the most votes will end up on the October cover of Dance Spirit! Not a bad deal, right?
Plus, you can be a part of it all next year!
If you think you've got what it takes to be a Cover Model Search finalist — talent, a great personality and a big ol' love for dance — enter today! It's really easy. Promise.
At the end of each month — and yes, you can enter every single month! — there's an Editors' Choice and Viewers' Choice winner. From there, we narrow down our finalists at the end of the year.
So keep dancing and start sharing. We want to meet you and put you on the cover!
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Remember that fabulous old-school clip of dancers tapping in pointe shoes that Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo brought to our attention back in March? As we mentioned then, toe-tap dancing was actually super popular back in the 1920s and 30s—which means there are more videos where that one came from. And because #ToeTapTuesday has a nice ring to it, we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce you to Dick and Edith Barstow, a toe-tapping brother and sister duo from that era who are nothing short of incredible: