If you're celebrating Christmas today, we hope you're snuggled up in holiday PJs with your families, opening presents, drinking hot chocolate and eating pancakes (no one ever said Christmas was a day for being healthy).
In the spirit of the holiday, we thought we'd share what's on each of our Christmas lists this year...
"All I want for Christmas is to have a DanceMedia [our parent company] talent show. Each magazine's staff—Pointe, Dance Magazine, Dance Retailer News and Dance Teacher—could put together a dance routine. The DS staff would rock. (In rhinestoned costumes, naturally.)" —Michael Anne Bailey, assistant/fashion editor and in-house bedazzler
"I want Misty Copeland to get promoted at American Ballet Theatre, already. It's long overdue—just ask Prince!" —Margaret Fuhrer, associate editor and resident ballet guru
"I want a walk-on role in Annie (I'm short enough to be an orphan, right?) and lots of airline miles so I can travel to see my favorite dancers perform across the country. L.A. and Las Vegas, here I come!" —Rachel Zar, managing editor and DS shorty
As for me? I want In the Heights to return to Broadway forever. I want Ryan Steele to be my best friend. I want to salsa dance (well) with Luis Salgado. I want to be able to sing "So Much Better" from Legally Blonde: The Musical, and I want to actually hit—and hold—that crazy-long high note at the end. I want Chantel Aguirre to be mega-famous. I want fouette turns to be banned from competitions for one year—let's see what happens—and I want to go on a shopping spree with Cat Deeley.
Let me know how that list works out for you, Santa. I know I'm asking a lot, but I think my requests are pretty reasonable.