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Destined for the Spotlight
Austin Joson and Nino Dzneladze, two rising stars in the competitive ballroom world, knew they were meant to dance together.

We Go Together…
Tips and tricks for achieving picture-perfect synchronization.

Tricked Out
How can you make showstopping moves look artful as well as impressive?

Pom 101
Trying out for dance team? Read these pom tips first!

2016 Dance Director's Survival Guide
The essential resource for dance-team coaches.

Be the Ultimate Understudy
You may never take the stage—but that doesn't mean you aren't essential.

Up Front: Buzz
Cincinnati Ballet celebrates female choreographers; Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th anniversary season.

Up Front: The Dirt
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jacqueline Green.

Letter to My Teenage Self
BalletNext director Michele Wiles.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer's Collage
Where Michelle Dorrance finds inspiration.

Body Buzz
Why you should ditch your dirty dancewear; Earth Day products that are good for the planet (and your body).

Mind
Is Mom your teacher? Stay sane with these tips.

Health
How to talk dance injuries with non-dance doctors.

Fashion
Dance-team looks that allow you to stand out while staying uniform during color-themed practices.

College Corner
Making the most of your college dance network.

You Should Know
Hip-hop phenom Phoenix Lil'Mini.

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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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Boston Ballet principal Seo Hye Han as Cinderella in Sir Frederick Ashton's Cinderella (Liza Voll, courtesy Boston Ballet)

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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