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This Made-for-Everyone Dancewear Line Has All Your New Wardrobe Staples

Knowing exactly what dancers need is nothing new for Dream Duffel. For over ten years now, they've been making innovative and ultra-convenient duffel bags that have become dance competition staples, and that seem to predict every detail that a dancer or dance parent could ever want out of such a bag.

So it's no surprise that Dream Duffel's latest venture—a dancewear line called X Body by Dream Duffel—was built with a dancer-first focus that's sure to make it a wardrobe must-have. (And lucky for you, we're giving away the whole line!)

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Larry Saperstein on "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" (Disney+/Fred Hayes)

Celebrate National Tap Dance Day with "HSM" Star Larry Saperstein

Happy National Tap Dance Day, friends! We're marking the occasion by catching up with one of our favorite talented young tappers: Larry Saperstein. The "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" star began taking tap classes at 12 years old, studying at the American Tap Dance Foundation, where he quickly discovered his love for the art. These days, he's putting his skills to good use as Big Red on "HSMTMTS." (Who could forget that iconic moment at the end of season one where he broke out into a tap routine that shook us all!)

We chatted with Larry about why he loves tap so much, and why the art form needs more and better representation in the dance world (and the world world).

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NYCDA's Joe Lanteri on Why Nothing Can Replace Your Studio Family

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, you've likely been introduced to a whole new world of virtual dance training.

From Zoom classes with your studio to Instagram lives with your favorite dance celebs, there are more ways than ever to get your training in at home.

And while these options are great solutions for this unprecedented time, none of them replace the training you get in-person at your home dance studio, says New York City Dance Alliance founder and executive director Joe Lanteri, who recently launched NYCDA's #StudioSpirit campaign to highlight how dance studios are continuing to inspire their students at home.

We talked to Lanteri about virtual training, the future of dance post-COVID-19 and why your dance studio community is more important now than ever:

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Congrats to Our 2020 Dance Grad Cover Stars!

We're thrilled to be honoring members of the great Dance Class of 2020 on special digital covers. One new cover star will be revealed every day during the month of May. Take a look at our winners so far below—we'll be updating the list daily. And if you're a 2020 high school or college dance senior, enter here from now through May 31st for your chance to be on the cover!

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Allison Holker (center) leads an online class at CLI (Geo Santillan, courtesy CLI Studios)

This New Virtual Summer Intensive Is a Game-Changer

In a normal year, this is the time you'd be gearing up for a busy dance summer. But with many intensives and conventions postponed or canceled due to COVID-19, you might be feeling disappointed. How can you take your dancing to the next level this summer when in-person training is on hold?

Enter the CLI Studios 2020 Dance Experience, a new virtual summer program running June 26–August 23. For $99, it offers more than 300 live streaming classes in a variety of styles and skill levels, plus over 300 additional recorded classes that you can take anytime. It can either supplement the digital classes your home studio is offering, or act as a standalone intensive. And with more than 100 world-class instructors from all corners of the dance world—including Mia Michaels, Tiler Peck, Brian Friedman, and tWitch—it's sure to help you reach your technical and artistic goals.

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