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  • Tate Talk

    “So You Think You Can Dance” was just the beginning for superstar Tate McRae. Read on for a sneak ... More »

  • After the Show

    We hear a lot about pre-show rituals—but what do dancers do post-show? If you’ve ever wondered how the pros ...

  • All the World’s a Stage

    Navigate the challenges of performing in nontraditional venues—whether they’re outdoors, up in the air, on the field or in ...

  • Help! I’m Too Tall/Help! I’m Too Short!

    Has a recent growth spurt left you towering over your classmates? Tired of watching your peers stretch out while ...

  • #StyleSquared

    You’ll be seeing double—double the style, that is—with these fabulous color-coordinated takes on your dance-team colors.     Related

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  • Fighting Fatigue

    All dancers get tired—eventually an intense rehearsal or class schedule can take its toll. But some of us experience ... More »

  • Sweater Weather

    Keep warm in this winter’s most stylish sweaters! (Photos by Joe Toreno.) Related

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    Every ballet dancer has a pointe shoe prep process that’s akin to a sacred ritual. And while some modifications ... More »

  • Caution: Toxic!

    A few years ago, 16-year-old Kayla Gonzalez found herself dancing alongside a mean-spirited girl. “She could be so rude,” ... More »

  • You Should Know: Lior Melnikov

    Though he says his favorite style is hip hop—and he can definitely hit hard when he needs to—Lior Melnikov’s ... More »

  • Kida the Great

    Precision. Musicality. Charm. Swag. Kida Burns’ talents were on full display during the finale of “So You Think You ... More »

  • The Wide World of Contemporary Dance

    Nederlands Dans Theater. Batsheva Dance Company. RUBBERBANDance Group. These companies top the dream-job list of many contemporary dancers, thanks ... More »

  • Ready, Set—Places!

    From meditation to Pilates to Drake playlists, no two preshow rituals include exactly the same ingredients. But just like ... More »

  • C’mon, Get Happy

    You trip and fall onstage, and the audience erupts into laughter. A total nightmare, right? Not if you’re choreographer ... More »

  • 25 Days of Gift-Mas

    We’ve picked out a plethora of perfect dancer-to-dancer prezzies—just for you! Related

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  • Eat Your Heart Out

    Thanksgiving dinner is one of those moments where it’s more than okay to help yourself to everything. And you ... More »

  • Going to the Gyno

    OK, so going to the gynecologist isn’t exactly fun. But the good thing about your annual visit is that ... More »

  • Get Your Head In the Game

    Headspins are one of the ultimate b-boy and b-girl tricks, and seem to defy the laws of physics. But ... More »

  • Solo Solutions

    When you already have a stellar competition solo, it can feel like a drag to learn and rehearse a ... More »

  • Making Photos Dance

    Every NYC Dance Project image feels like a glimpse into something greater: a dance that’s happening behind a curtain, ... More »

  • You Should Know: Eden Galloway

    Eden Galloway may have won Mini Female Outstanding Dancer at the 2016 New York City Dance Alliance Nationals, but ... More »

  • Emma the Enigma

    Emma Portner is at a crossroads. At only 21 years old, she’s already had the kind of opportunities most ... More »

  • From the Page to the Stage

    When the curtains rose on Pacific Northwest Ballet’s premiere of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker in November 2015, the audience ... More »

  • In the Books

    A choreographer’s notebook can be a very private thing. After all, it’s where she crafts concepts, scribbles formations and ... More »

  • Digging Deep

    You already know that taking on a new role requires lots of homework, from perfecting the steps to figuring ... More »

  • Face Off

    There are zillions of makeup goodies out there, and just as many ways to wear them. Rather than spending ... More »

  • All That Glitters

    All that glitters doesn’t have to be gold! These costumes add the extra sparkle and shine you need for ... More »

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  • Up Front: Buzz

    A year after Hamilton’s Broadway opening, people are still buzzing about the show and its famed creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. ... More »

  • Up Front: The Dirt with Allison DeBona

    Ballet West’s Allison DeBona first became a major figure on the pop-culture scene with her stint on The CW ... More »

  • Letter to My Teenage Self: Teddy Forance

    Whether he’s onstage with Shaping Sound—the company he helped co-found with Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini and Kyle Robinson—or performing ... More »

  • Dear Katie

    Dear Katie, I’m constantly eating, and I like the way my body looks, but my doctor says I’m underweight. ... More »

  • A Taste of College Life

    High school senior Savannah Gaillard has been attending the New York University Future Dancers and Dancemakers  workshop at Tisch ... More »

  • Light Late-Night Meals

    Running from school to the studio then home can leave little time for dinner—but that shouldn’t mean skipping it ... More »

  • Ankle ABCs

    Healthy, injury-free ankles require three things: mobility, stability and strength. But achieving this trifecta is easier said than done. ... More »

  • Vitamins 101

    Dancers expect their bodies to give 100 percent, year-round—and with no time to feel tired, sick or sore, vitamins ... More »

  • Wild About Prints

    Let your adventurous side show by adding brightly patterned pieces to your dance class wardrobe. Related

  • Beat Burnout

    It’s finally fall, which means competition season is about to launch into full swing. After spending the summer learning ... More »

  • Getting a Hold On Graham Hands

    The signature cupped hands of the celebrants in Primitive Mysteries; the clawed hands of Medea in Cave of the ... More »

  • Assistant Aspirations

    From the excitement of travel to rubbing shoulders with your dance idols, the life of a convention assistant is ... More »

  • Balancing Act

    Dance majors are always busy, but when the weather cools, activity heats up on campus. Back-to-school excitement is replaced ... More »

  • You Should Know: Leili Rackow

    You might have seen 16-year-old Leili posing in a Discount Dance Supply ad, or competing at the 2015 Youth ... More »

  • Brilliantly Briar

    As soon as 17-year-old Briar Nolet hit her first pose (a stunning full layout, no big deal) at her ... More »

  • In Her Shoes

    If you’re one of Dusty Button’s 146,000 (and counting) Instagram followers, you know this ballerina doesn’t fit any molds. ... More »

  • Views From the Top

    To her high school classmates, Sarah Pippin was a regular girl: a good student and a friendly face around ... More »

  • Strength In Numbers

    In 2015, Mishay Petronelli was one of nine dancers to book a spot on Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable world tour. ... More »

  • #Trending

    It’s the best and worst of Nationals 2016! This year’s talent, innovation and power—not to mention the costumes and ... More »

  • Black Out

    It’s winter fashion time! Tap into your dramatic side this winter with dark warm-ups that will keep you toasty ... More »

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  • Overcoming a Tumor

    A year ago, 12-year-old Makenna Miller was living every young dancer’s dream: She was dedicated to training at The ... More »

  • Snack Smart

    Snack Smart You know that feeling: At 2 pm, like clockwork, your energy dips and your hunger spikes. The ... More »

  • Creative Cross-Training

    As a dancer, cross-training is a non-negotiable aspect of staying healthy. But sometimes the prospect of another dreary gym ... More »

  • The Perfectionism Problem

    As a teenager, contemporary dancer Eveline Kleinjans felt like nothing she did was good enough. Auditioning for university dance ... More »

  • Get Her Look

    Haley Fitzgerald—aka the leading lady in some of our favorite Kyle Hanagami videos and dancer in Jennifer Lopez: All ... More »

  • Eye Openers

    There’s nothing more spine-tingling than a dancer who can move the audience with a single look. How can you ... More »

  • Perfect Your Floorcraft

    Floorcraft: It sounds like some kind of dancer magic, but it’s actually a technical term describing the essential ability ... More »

  • Take the Lead

    Whether you major or minor in dance, join a dance team or simply take a few extracurricular classes, there ... More »

  • Picture Perfect

    L.A.-based dancer McKenzie Anderson recently booked a major industrial for Reebok. When she saw the photos of the other ... More »

  • You Should Know: Kenneth San Jose

    Hip-hop phenom Kenneth San Jose has so much natural talent that his lightning-fast technique and mesmerizing musicality developed practically ... More »

  • The Miriam Mystique

    Glamorous Titania in George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The imperious principal woman in Balanchine’s Agon. These are the ... More »

  • Ballet Breakaway

    For dancers who’ve spent their lives in pink tights, signing a big ballet company contract can seem like the ... More »

  • Walk (and Run) This Way

    When dancers audition for Paul Taylor Dance Company, they’re often thrown by one particular request: to walk across the ... More »

  • Dance Degrees Zero In

    With a growing emphasis on specialized training, many colleges are offering concentrated degrees within the overall dance major, focused ... More »

  • Meet Your Mentors

    Top dance programs attract top faculty—people who direct companies, tour the world and, most importantly, hire dancers. That’s why ... More »

  • A Day in the Juilliard Life

    Spend one day observing the dance program at The Juilliard School, and it’s obvious how hard the dancers have ... More »

  • The New “It” Pieces

    Want a wardrobe that’s too cool for school? Start the new dance year with the latest class fashion trends. ... More »

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  • Up Front: The Dirt with Raven McRae

    A New Yorker through and through, Raven McRae lights up any stage with her big-city energy. She started training ... More »

  • Letter To My Teenage Self: Kellie Epperheimer

    For the past decade, Kellie Epperheimer has captivated Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s audiences with her graceful fluidity and elegant ... More »

  • Dear Katie

    Former New York City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Dear Katie, I’m going to my ... More »

  • Broadway Baby

    Pint-size triple threat Evie Dolan has played bass-guitarist Katie in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical since the ... More »

  • Farmer’s Market Picks

    It’s finally farmers’ market season! Every table is full of produce that looks perfectly delectable. But before grabbing one ... More »

  • Summer Level Letdown

    You fought through your audition nerves and earned admission to your dream summer program. You managed to pack all ... More »

  • Max Out Your Turnout

    Christina Pazcoguin, a teacher at Pure Barre in NYC and a former ballet dancers, walks us through three stretching ... More »

  • Skirting the Issue

    Step up your ballet skirt game with cool cuts, pretty patterns and bright colors. Related

  • Smooth Sailing

    Few things are as beautiful as a seamlessly executed grand rond de jambe: There’s something majestic about the high ... More »

  • Sand Dancing

    Five women in leather-soled boots sweep their feet across a sand-covered stage, accenting the music in maraca-like rhythms. With ... More »

  • Festival Fever

    Summer means ballet intensives and Nationals, right? Right. But it also means dancers are descending on college towns around ... More »

  • You Should Know: Nina Bartell

    Nina Bartell is such a complete performer that when she was crowned Teen Outstanding Dancer at the 2015 New ... More »

  • #Twinsies

    How did hip-hop prodigies Taylor Hatala and Larsen Thompson become the “Fraternal Twins”? Well, let’s see: Both are rising ... More »

  • How I Got The Gig

    Wondering how people actually book the dance world’s most coveted jobs? Cattle-call auditions aren’t the only route to a ... More »

  • Caught On Camera

    Odds are good you’ve seen a T. Milly—aka Tim Milgram—production: He’s filmed class routines for the likes of Tricia ... More »

  • The Cool Kid’s Guide to L.A.

    The City of Angels has a lot more to offer than overcrowded tourist spots. It’s also home to flourishing ... More »

  • Punk Ladies

    Release your inner rebel in edgy commercial looks that’ll set you apart from the crowd. Related

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  • Dear Katie

    Dear Katie, I love performing, but I dread class and rehearsals. They’re so boring! How can I find my ... More »

  • Choreographer’s Collage: Michelle Dorrance

    Since founding her company, NYC-based Dorrance Dance, in 2011, Michelle Dorrance has won one major award after another, starting ... More »

  • Ditch the Dirty Dancewear

    After an especially long workout or grueling rehearsal, there’s a good chance your energy’s completely drained. And with errands ... More »

  • Help! My Mom’s My Teacher!

    Is the person leading technique class also—gulp—your mother? Here’s the good news: Having a parent as a dance teacher ... More »

  • How To Talk To Your Doctor

    Podiatrist Thomas Novella remembers one of his first interactions with dancer feet. Fresh out of podiatry school, he saw ... More »

  • Pom 101

    When it comes to dance team, you know you’ve got the “dance” part of the equation down cold. But ... More »

  • The Network

    College is all about investing in your education, but it’s also the perfect time to meet a ton of ... More »

  • You Should Know: Phoenix Lil’Mini

    Hip-hop phenomenon Phoenix Lil’Mini is a girl on fire, with ultra-precise animation skills and larger-than-life stage presence. So it’s ... More »

  • Letter to My Teenage Self: Michele Wiles

    Former American Ballet Theatre principal Michele Wiles, a picture-perfect ballerina, has had a career packed with accolades and critical ... More »

  • Up Front: The Dirt with Jacqueline Green

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jacqueline Green is a classically elegant dancer who moves with a deep soulfulness—and her ... More »

  • Destined for the Spotlight

    When 20-year-old Austin Joson and 19-year-old Nino Dzneladze dance, they’re completely, intensely connected. Whether they’re doing a sharp, energetic ... More »

  • Be the Ultimate Understudy

    Boston Ballet’s Lauren Herfindahl is a dance-world rarity: an artist who actually likes understudying, a task most dancers see ... More »

  • Tricked Out

    It’s the ultimate groan-inducing moment: A dancer’s graceful contemporary piece is going off without a hitch—her technique is flawless, ... More »

  • We Go Together…

    We’ve all gaped at those YouTube clips of dancers executing fiendish fouetté sequences, complete with doubles, triples and spot-changes, ... More »

  • Rally Ready

    Check out these rehearsal looks to help you stand out while staying uniform during color-themed dance team practices!   Related

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