Never heard of it?!
Get thee to iTunes, stat. If you're a bunhead with a wicked, irreverent sense of humor (and aren't we all?), this is THE podcast to binge-listen.
Just to give you some idea of the pure joy that lies in store for you, this first episode of Season 2 ("The CocoMotion") has Whiteside interviewing fellow principal dancer
Cory Stearns in their shared dressing room on, yes, the stage-right side of the Metropolitan Opera House. The dynamic duo dish on everything from setting an intention before an important performance to how competitions like Youth America Grand Prix are changing literally everyone's attitudes toward ballet.
And if you're late to the "Stage Rightside" game, no judgment but like, get on that pronto. Whiteside has interviewed living legend
Julie Kent, choreography king Alexei Ratmansky and tons of other cool folks who spill all kinds of secrets about life backstage at ABT.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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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.
Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.
When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.