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Tate Talk
"So You Think You Can Dance" was just the beginning for superstar Tate McRae.

All the World's a Stage
Navigate the challenges of performing in non-traditional venues—whether they're outdoors, up in the air, on the field or in the stands.

The Flip Side
Struggling with the acro tricks in your dance team routine? Here's how to flip your way to success.

2017 Dance Director's Survival Guide
The essential resource for dance team coaches.

Help! I'm Too Tall!/Help! I'm Too Short!
How to deal when your height sets you apart.

After the Final Curtain
We asked three A-listers to give us a peek at their post-performance routines.

Up Front: Buzz
The scoop on Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, opening this month.

Up Front: The Dirt
Laker Girl Alanna Tarango.

Letter to My Teenage Self
Boston Ballet's Sarah Wroth.

Dear Katie
Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions.

Choreographer's Collage
What inspires Andrew Winghart.

Body Buzz
All about headaches.

Fitness
Top tips for mastering foam rolling.

Fashion
Color-coordinated dance team costumes.

Style Lab
A roundup of the coolest sneakers.

Spotlight: Hip Hop
The history and importance of dancehall.

College Corner
You've been accepted! Now what?

You Should Know
Pint-size hip-hopper Samantha Bulstrode.

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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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