Join Our Team! There's Still Time to Apply
NYC college students and recent grads, listen up! We’ve extended the application deadline for Dance Spirit’s fall internship to September 10. That means you still have time to tell us why you’re the perfect candidate for the coolest job ever with the best editorial staff ever. OK, so we may be a little biased, but we just really like our jobs. And if you’re a hard-working aspiring writer/editor who loves dance, you’ll really like working with us.
We love holidays! The Dance Spirit staff all dressed up for Valentine’s Day 2013 with former DS intern Megan Kirsch (far left)
Want to spend two days a week with us this semester?
Just send a cover letter, updated resume and two writing samples to Hanna Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “Fall Internship Application” in the subject line and specify that you’re interested in interning for Dance Spirit.
Internships are unpaid and require a minimum two-day-a-week, onsite commitment through December at our office in NYC. We can offer school credit to college students, and we do not accept high school students. Preference is given to college juniors and seniors.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.
The groundwork for Erin Carpenter's company, Nude Barre, began when she was a teenager. At 16, she earned a spot in the residency program at The Kennedy Center in partnership with Dance Theatre of Harlem. "We were required to wear nude—as in, our actual skin tone—tights and shoes," she remembers. Carpenter brought her "sun tan" tights and a pair of pink ballet shoes with her, because that was all she could find. But she wasn't allowed in class because her dancewear didn't match her skin. "I was so embarrassed," she says. "I looked unprepared. I just didn't have the right nudes." Her teacher explained that the dancers dyed their tights and pancaked their shoes.
There are dancers and then there are DANCERS! Whitney Jensen, soloist at Norwegian National Ballet, is the latter. The former Boston Ballet principal can do it all. From contemporary to the classics this prima has the technical talent most bunheads dream about. Need proof? Look no further.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's dance inducing hit, "Despacito," is so catchy it should probably come with a disclaimer that warns people of an uncontrollable itch to tap your feet or bob your head. Some might even feel inclined to go all out and break it down. Niana Guerrero is a prime example of "Despacito's" uncanny ability to unleash the red dressed emoji dancer within. 💃🏽 💃🏽