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BDC Training Program student Jordan Chin (Jayna Photography, courtesy Broadway Dance Center)

How Broadway Dance Center’s Online Options Can Broaden Your Dance Horizons

2020 may not be the year you make it to NYC to study with your dance idols face to face, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on your summer dance dreams. Broadway Dance Center, a top training destination for professionals and students since 1984, is currently offering more than 75 online open classes every week, and on July 13th, the studio will launch its first-ever online summer program. Whether you're looking for drop-in classes to supplement what you're getting at your home studio or you want a structured summer course that will take your training to the next level, BDC is here for you.

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Send These #BalletPlots TikToks to Anyone Asking What Your Variation Means

Ever brought a friend to a ballet performance and spent all of intermission explaining what happened during act one? Yeah—ballet stories can be, uh, complicated. And that's why we're grateful for ballet student Katelyn Powers' #balletplots TikTok posts.

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Scholarship winners from NYCDA Nationals in 2019 (Courtesy NYC Dance Alliance Foundation)

NYCDA Wants to Jumpstart Your Dance Career—Virtually

Let's be honest: We're running out of ways to say that it's been no average school year, especially for high school juniors and seniors. Despite the circumstances, however, you all have barely missed a beat, keeping your technique, training, and love for dance alive in all kinds of online spaces. And New York City Dance Alliance wants to reward your efforts—and help maximize the pay-off—with virtual opportunities to invest in your college education and kickstart your professional dance career.

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Eva Igo performs a solo set to "River," by Bishop Briggs, at Hall of Fame Dance Challenge (courtesy Eva Igo)

Sounding Off: Here's What Your Favorite Musicians Think of Dance Routines Set to Their Songs

In the competition world, a small group of musicians has attained almost cultlike status, with choreographers turning to their tracks over and over. We know how we feel about these bangers—there's a reason we can't stop dancing to them—but how do the musicians feel about us? We caught up with three contemporary artists whose music has dominated the competition scene recently, and gauged their reactions to the dances set to their life's work.

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(From left) Royal Flux's Malece Miller, Savannah Alexander, and Alexia Meyer (Romark Weiss, courtesy Royal Flux)

Pro Dance Companies Fit for Comp Royalty

For years, it was hard for competition dancers to find professional jobs that made full use of their technical polish, astonishing versatility, and onstage ease. But recently, some (smart) companies have begun recruiting comp kids, drawn to their adaptability and fearlessness. We've compiled a list of nine companies that are fit for comp queens and kings. Get ready to put them on your audition radar.

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