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Hello, Brooklyn
The boundary-breaking Brooklynettes are setting a new standard for NBA dance teams.

The Cool Kids
Today: Dancing with the Brooklyn Nets Kids. Tomorrow: Taking over the world.

The Circuit Breakers
Inside the growing hip-hop competition and convention scene.

Hip Hop's Tiniest Talents
A new wave of young dancers is taking the industry by storm.

The Freelance Life
What does a company-free dance career look like?

Up Front: Buzz
Misty Copeland makes her U.S. debut as Odette/Odile.

Up Front: The Dirt
An American in Paris' Leanne Cope.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Mark Morris Dance Group's Rita Donahue.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer's Collage
What inspires Kyle Abraham.

Body Buzz
Smoothies for productive workouts; how to revitalize dry, lifeless hair.

Fitness
Four booty-boosting exercises.

Health
Learn the ins and outs of hair removal.

Fashion
Glittering gold dance team costumes.

Spotlight: Musical Theater
Tips for balancing a high school musical with your dance studio commitments.

Spotlight: Modern
Get familiar with Gaga.

Spotlight: Competition
Should you choreograph your own solo?

College Corner
How to weigh your options once acceptance letters start rolling in.

You Should Know
Contemporary cutie Jaycee Wilkins.

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From "Dance Moms" to Complexions: Ballerina Kaeli Ware's Unconventional Path to Success

Take one look at Kaeli Ware's Instagram page and you'll be captivated. The elegant, impossibly long-limbed ballet dancer has over 110 thousand followers hooked on her every polished move. But the 19-year-old phenom isn't just a social media sensation. Having already conquered the competition scene and the world of dance reality TV, Ware recently joined Complexions Contemporary Ballet as a trainee. These days, she splits her time between NYC and Philadelphia, PA, where she continues to beef up her classical training at The Rock School for Dance Education.

She's not a traditional bunhead, and she's not a run-of-the-mill social influencer, either. Instead, Ware is creating her own hybrid career path—and it's taking her to impressive places.

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5 Principal Dancers on the Ballet Steps That Still Challenge Them

Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they're working to finesse them.

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Dear Katie: How Important Are Private Dance Lessons?

In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

Do I need private lessons? I'm a professional-track dancer, and my teachers say that I should start scheduling privates to advance more quickly. But they're so expensive. Will I make it if I stick to group classes?

Jenna

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