"SYTYCD" Tour Dates Announced!
Your favorite "So You Think You Can Dance"-ers are coming to a theater near you! Season 9's Top 10—Audrey, Chehon, Cole, Cyrus, Eliana, George, Lindsay, Tiffany, Will and Witney—are about to embark on a 30-city tour featuring performances of this year's most popular routines. Where can you catch 'em? Here are the tour dates and locations:
Oct 23: San Diego, CA - San Diego Civic Theatre
Oct 25: Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A.
Oct 26: Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre
Oct 28: Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
Oct 30: Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Nov 1: St. Louis, MO - Fabulous Fox Theatre
Nov 2: Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Theatre
Nov 3: Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
Nov 5: Rosemont, IL - Akoo Theatre
Nov 7: Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Nov 9: Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
Nov 10: Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Nov 11: Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
Nov 13: New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Nov 14: New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Nov 16: Boston, MA - Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
Nov 17: Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods/MGM Grand Theater
Nov 18: Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
Nov 20: Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
Nov 21: Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
Nov 23: Atlantic City, NJ - The Arena at Trump Taj Mahal
Nov 24: West Long Branch, NJ - The MAC at Monmouth University
Nov 25: Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
Nov 27: Newark, NJ - New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Nov 28: Baltimore, MD - Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
Nov 30: Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
Dec 1: Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Dec 2: Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
Dec 4: Tampa, FL - Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 5: Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Get your tickets here !
On a related note—we just saw the final version of our December cover, featuring winners Eliana and Chehon. And you guys: It's AMAZING. Get excited!
Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2017 Cover Model Search finalists: Haley Hartsfield, Kaylin Maggard and Michelle Quiner! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's October 2016 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below.
We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.
Attention, ladies and gentlemen: We've officially hit Nationals season! And that means it's time to dig through those closets to find the perfect clothes to get you noticed during convention classes. The task can feel totally overwhelming—but we're here to help. Follow our guidelines, and you'll be rocking the dance floor with Travis Wall and making Stacey Tookey yell "GORGEOUS!" in no time.
Oh man. This is getting ROUGH.
Last night marked the second round of head-to-head duels on "World of Dance." Once again, we were feeling real pity for the judges—and it takes a lot for us to pity J. Lo—because we've reached a point in the competition where there aren't any clear winners. Everyone's insanely good. And yesterday's showdowns paired acts that were so unalike, comparing them felt a little unfair.
So, who emerged from these cruel duels victorious?
We've said it before and we'll say it again: dance and film are made for each other. In the past couple of years, ballet companies have used the medium to promote new work, creating "trailers" that give beautiful peeks at upcoming premieres. These short films reach many people who are unable to see the ballets performed live—and they definitely debunk the misconception that ballet is boring. Here are five of our all-time favorites.
Performing on a Broadway stage might seem glamorous, but it comes with one of the most grueling schedules a dancer can face. Maintaining your stamina and energy, warding off injury and keeping the material fresh for eight shows a week is no joke. So how do dancers do it? Dance Spirit talked to ensemble members from some of Broadway's danciest shows to get their survival tips.
This week, we're in the Big Apple: home of Broadway, New York City Ballet, and Dance Spirit HQ! They say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. So who made it to The Academy this week? Pretty much everyone—with lots of amazing Vanessa Hudgens one-liners along the way. (We love you, Vanessa!)
You should know Leiomy Maldonado's name, because she's shaped the way you dance. Called the "Wonder Woman of vogue," the trailblazing artist was the first transgender woman to appear on "America's Best Dance Crew," as part of the Vogue Evolution crew. And her signature "Leiomy Lolly" hair flip has inspired everyone from Beyoncé to FKA Twigs to Willow Smith to, odds are good, your own teachers and choreographers. (Smith even asked Maldonado to appear in the video for "Whip My Hair," to show the world how to do the flip properly.)
Now, Maldonado is the star of a new Nike ad celebrating the queer and transgender dancers who form the heart of the voguing community. Directed by Daisy Zhou, the spot is narrated by transgender artist Precious Angel Ramirez, and showcases Maldonado's extraordinary skills, as well as those of several other dancers from the vogue scene.