April 2016


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  • Dear Katie

    Dear Katie, I love performing, but I dread class and rehearsals. They’re so boring! How can I find my ... More »

  • Choreographer’s Collage: Michelle Dorrance

    Since founding her company, NYC-based Dorrance Dance, in 2011, Michelle Dorrance has won one major award after another, starting ... More »

  • Ditch the Dirty Dancewear

    After an especially long workout or grueling rehearsal, there’s a good chance your energy’s completely drained. And with errands ... More »

  • Help! My Mom’s My Teacher!

    Is the person leading technique class also—gulp—your mother? Here’s the good news: Having a parent as a dance teacher ... More »

  • How To Talk To Your Doctor

    Podiatrist Thomas Novella remembers one of his first interactions with dancer feet. Fresh out of podiatry school, he saw ... More »

  • Pom 101

    When it comes to dance team, you know you’ve got the “dance” part of the equation down cold. But ... More »

  • The Network

    College is all about investing in your education, but it’s also the perfect time to meet a ton of ... More »

  • You Should Know: Phoenix Lil’Mini

    Hip-hop phenomenon Phoenix Lil’Mini is a girl on fire, with ultra-precise animation skills and larger-than-life stage presence. So it’s ... More »

  • Letter to My Teenage Self: Michele Wiles

    Former American Ballet Theatre principal Michele Wiles, a picture-perfect ballerina, has had a career packed with accolades and critical ... More »

  • Up Front: The Dirt with Jacqueline Green

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jacqueline Green is a classically elegant dancer who moves with a deep soulfulness—and her ... More »

  • Destined for the Spotlight

    When 20-year-old Austin Joson and 19-year-old Nino Dzneladze dance, they’re completely, intensely connected. Whether they’re doing a sharp, energetic ... More »

  • Be the Ultimate Understudy

    Boston Ballet’s Lauren Herfindahl is a dance-world rarity: an artist who actually likes understudying, a task most dancers see ... More »

  • Tricked Out

    It’s the ultimate groan-inducing moment: A dancer’s graceful contemporary piece is going off without a hitch—her technique is flawless, ... More »

  • We Go Together…

    We’ve all gaped at those YouTube clips of dancers executing fiendish fouetté sequences, complete with doubles, triples and spot-changes, ... More »

  • Rally Ready

    Check out these rehearsal looks to help you stand out while staying uniform during color-themed dance team practices!   Related

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