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Kick Off the Season With the Dance Spirit​ x Harlequin Holiday TikTok Challenge

Here at Dance Spirit, we're (unofficially) kicking off the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than by dancing?

Whether this time of year has you polishing your pirouettes, practicing a kickline, or popping and locking, Harlequin Floors has you covered with its professional quality flooring.

Join in on the fun as we finish out 2021 with the Dance Spirit x Harlequin Holiday TikTok Challenge. Show us your best moves on your Harlequin floor—at the studio, on your practice mat or on your home studio kit—using the hashtags #HarlequinHoliday and #HarlequinFloors. Be sure to tag and follow @harlequinfloorsusa and @dancespiritmagazine, so we don't miss your moves.

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Inside a New Broadway Swing’s Tech Week

Libby Lloyd has always dreamed of being in a Broadway show, and this month, after years of dedication, that dream has become a reality. She has joined the cast of Diana: The Musical on Broadway as both the Diana understudy and a female ensemble swing.

Lloyd grew up training at Luv 2 Dance Studio in Kaysville, Utah, from the age of 10. After graduating high school, she attended Brigham Young University, where she danced on the school's national-championship–winning dance team, The Cougarettes. While earning her bachelor of fine arts in the Music, Dance, Theater program, she also performed in various regional productions with companies like Tuacahn Center for the Arts and Music Theatre Wichita, and earned her Actors' Equity card. In 2019, she moved to New York City, where she had her off-Broadway debut in The Wrong Man. Like other performers, she spent the first portion of the pandemic training at home, looking forward to the day that Broadway would reopen. In the summer of 2021, she was offered the opportunity of a lifetime: a spot in the reopening of a Broadway show.

Tech week for Diana began last month, and Dance Spirit spoke with Lloyd about all the exciting details from her first week in the theater. —Haley Hilton

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Megan Foley using Harlequin Floor's Studio Series Ballet Barre. Photo by Jayme Thornton, Courtesy Harlequin Floors

Harlequin's 2021 Holiday Gift Lineup Just Dropped—and It's Every Dancer's Dream

Between Nutcracker rehearsals, competition prep and college applications, the dancers in your life are about to jeté into their busiest season of the year. Now is the perfect time to give them a little boost, with holiday gifts guaranteed to lift their spirits and support their passion for dance.

If you're looking to treat your favorite dancers this season, Harlequin Floors has got you covered. Check out these special holiday offers that are sure to satisfy every dancer's wish list.

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10 Dancy Music Videos for Last-Minute Halloween Costume Inspo

If Halloween snuck up on you this year, no judgment from us—it's been a busy autumn. Luckily for you, Dance Spirit is here to provide some last-minute costume ideas that are inspired by music videos with some of the best choreography.

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5 Holiday DIY Gift Ideas for Dancers

While the appropriate time to start playing holiday music may be up for debate, there is no denying that the time for planning holiday gifts is now. Channel your inner Etsy artist and give your dance family some do-it-yourself gifts this year. You'll save some money and your teachers and friends will love the personal touches.

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